Hahaha Lou - I've just gone back and read the whole post reading it as 12" and I am chuckling away very happily.
A 3 hour round trip just for a decent effort 10k does sound a lot.
McF - when I started running again my foot still suffered some discomfort during and afterwards and I worried I was running too soon although it was not so bad that I had to ice it or anything.
Anyway I haven't run at all the last two weeks because post race break, then got a cold, then went to Bruges and so finally ventured out for 4 miles this morning which was a really rubbish run but I was pleased to note that I didn't really feel my foot so perhaps the two weeks break has been the final recovery period my foot needed.
Less than 11 weeks till the GNR now though so I'm a bit short of time. Based on this morning its going to take me a little while before I am in a position to try and get faster.
Bob - I did have a 12% one while I was there but none of the ones you mention. There were just so many to choose from and the most I had on any one night was 4 although went to this place called The Trappiste where you got a taster paddle of 5 15ml glasses which helped try a few more - think I tasted 14 in the 3 days.
I would imagine a lads or ladies weekend there could get very messy.
Thanks for the Iceland stuff - we're planning to go there next year but not sure whether to go in January (very short days, cold but chance of seeing Northern Lights) or summer (no chance of seeing Northern Lights but really long days and warmer and waterfalls etc might look better?).
I'd never seen that church before but just to not disappoint the people who think I am obsessed with smut I found this photo amusing on the links.