Dachs - did you see the Cardiff half highlights? It was on Eurosport last night. After wading through the charity/celebrity/fancy dress brigade, they made a pretty decent fist of covering the elite races. You got almost as much TV time as Marders.
Dan, I saw the C4 coverage, not sure if it was the same as Eurosport. I had a good couple of minutes in total. First time I've ever seen myself run, my form is nowhere near as gawky as I had imagined.
LS21 – excellent, amusing report, and thanks very much for the Rhythm is a Dancer earworm. No, really, thanks a bunch. Great to see such a strong performance and your delight at nailing it. And congratulations on not crashing your car on the way home.
Stet – well done on coasting to a GFA
ON7 – Still a solid performance at CP10. A lot of people seemed to struggle, so you’re far from the only one.
Selbs – taper madness, yay!
Thirsk R – hope to see you at Leeds then. I have just booked accommodation for myself and the Mrs, in the Queens Hotel, thus facilitating a quick getaway from oop north by rail afterwards.
PP – I had been vaguely hoping to run Maidenhead 10 next year, as it’s so close and I’ve never done it. Easter is always a difficult time with family stuff though. I’ll see if I can pencil it in.
Is it too early to wish good luck to the Frankfurters this weekend? May you be smothered by the ketchup of success and accompanied by the grilled onions of new personal bests. Or something. TT’s ankle will no doubt hold up and propel him to an obscenely fast time, selbs will get his well deserved reward for having put up with so much shite, and Jools will sail (literally, due to stature) under the radar to another PB. It must be true, it appeared to me in a vision.
Like the CP10. Like others have said, it's a decent course and good value for money. It always seemed like it was sticking a finger up at the big BUPA races by 'keeping it real'.
The only bit that annoyed me was on the wide road at 5/6 miles (opposite Ham Lands) I stuck to the middle of the road and loads took the right hand pavement, taking a good bit out of the course, as it bends to the right. The blighters
On that bit, we were told to stick to the left hand pavement, and did so. I shall therefore assume my 55:18 is worth a sub-55 in previous years if you were running down the middle of the road
Samir will have to up his game to get the sub-2 marathon. The way the Kenyans are going, they'll have done it before Samir even runs his sub 45 10m.