I remember you posting about some impressive times/training when I first came on this forum. As DS says, hope you're over the worst of the injuries by now - how has your GNR training gone?
I will be sad not to toe the line on the Newcastle Western By-pass next weekend. The 2011 GNR was my focus for starting out on my journey as a runner and I then signed up to run 2012 - 2014. However, having got into Berlin Marathon (fly out 4 weeks today!!) and taking into account the expense of Berlin, I decided 2 Away trips inside 3 weeks would have been hard to justify. So, instead, I will be enviously tuning in to the BBC coverage before heading into Belfast for the Laganside 10k.
I've decided against running Dambusters HM tomorrow. Reckoned my Berlin training is better served by running back-to-back longer efforts this weekend.
Good Luck to anyone headed for Mourne country tomorrow ... maybe see some of you at Laganside?
Happy to have amused my fellow runners on here ...
There is another photo of me captured at another HM last year that trumps the Groomsport pic in terms of functional but fashion faux-pas ... but perhaps others might like to join in with their own contributions?! All in the spirit of not taking ourselves too seriously, of course!
(Not to mention my profile pic! But given that was taken during Race Over The Glens in freezing, driving rain ... function won out on the day!)
Ps. You miss nothing, Paul! Was horrified by the photo Ryan chose for his weekend preview on nirunning. Long since decided, I will struggle with sweat blinding me than continue with the headband-receded hairline combo!! Lol
Martin, you slacker! Days off?!
Did the same myself today Actually early start to head to the Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod where I fell foul of a favourite saying of mine ... "No such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing"! Totally underestimated how cold a day in August can be!!
Yes, Paul, much more enjoyable Groomsport experience this year (though still strong dislike for that stretch along the main road from Donaghadee!). Combined my goal of running 20 secs/mile inside my ideal target Berlin pace with helping pace an improving club mate (Susan smashed her pb by almost 5mins - a great effort).
Trying to psyche myself up for tomorrow morning's 2.5 hours training run. Would inappropriate clothing include gloves & running tights in August?!!