Great report Louey, amazingly even splits & well done on the sub 4. I high 5'd the Vicar as well last year!. I'd do York again, lovely course.
Good luck for Parma Big_G, hydrate well and enjoy it.
I've got my Liverpool Marathon entry in already Ian, done all 3 of them so far and not had a good one yet, so it will be beaten next year.
Enjoying being out in the woods in the mornings at the moment, head torch works well and the dog enjoys it. 5 this morning & took a tumble ,tripped over a small stump, no damage and best thing is no-one about to see it at that time.
Well done at Chorley Shades, not a good drive though. I've already provisionally booked the time off work for Budapest based on that weekend. It's the week after Chester so I'll have to think about doing Chester or not.
Looking at doing the Lakeland marathon next July time & maybe the trail marathon Wales which is June, quite fancy trying a trail one.
Ian - are you doing the Wirral way half?, don't think I'll bother, as a lot of the route is my regular runs anyway. Good potential of pb though if the road crossings are done well.
Been out with the dog this morning, I did 5 and reckon he's doubled that . I want to attach a gps to him and see just how much extra he does. Diy this afternoon
not sure it's sold out Ian. I did wonder how they would cope with the numbers down what is quite a narrow and sometimes busy path. Groups setting off in 15 min intervals. Quite pricey i thought. I've already entered Helsby, it does sell out so don't leave it too long.
Loch Ness was good, I came to a stop around 18 and struggled on from there. Halfway in 1:58, so paced it about right but didn't feel great. Really nice course & had a great week. 4:40 overall, but once the sub 4 is gone I lose interest quite quickly ????. It was great to catch up with Shades as well.
Getting ready for Snowdon now, 4:30 is the aim but very difficult to pace, I'd be delighted to run the whole thing.
Good luck in York tomorrow, I enjoyed that course and kept the 4hr pacer behind me for about 21 miles, before watching them fade into the distance
21:40 odd at parkrun today, went off easyish and didn't feel too bad, so each mile got quicker(3 lap course) Something like 7:20,7:10 & a just under 7, so reasonably happy with that, I rarely get a sub 7 on the final lap.
I've just felt generally tired since Loch Ness & lacking energy, so hopefully getting past that now.