Jugula, well done! Brilliant! How were your Achilles during the race? Now?
I ask this as I have just entered another marathon...I haven't run one since May 15 just before my Achilles problem. I decided to enter York marathon, October 17. It is local, "Yorkshire flat", great support etc. It gives me a lot of time to gradually build up to the distance. I then decided to enter the Brass Monkey half in January, also in York. This involved setting my alarm and getting up to register at 6. Luckily I logged on at 5.55 as I was already 660 in the queue! Anyway I got a place which is great. I will also hopefully enter another half in the spring with my sister.
Great news on the vmlm ballot Big G and Jackygirl. I wasn't successful. I did run it in 2014 but wasn't well and would love to have another go. My dilemma is whether to run a different one. I have lost my confidence a bit as to if my Achilles will stand up to all the long runs. I would like a spring marathon with nice views and variety of countryside. It doesn't have to be big and it would be good if it was up north! Any recommendations would be good.
Well done Louey, great race report, sorry I missed you. I was the last marshal as you left the village, on the left. I could hear the bagpipes. I did try to call out peoples' names and said some crazy hopefully motivating comments. I just helped one lady who was injured and pulling out and answered a couple of questions. I loved marshalling! I saw a couple of friends and Mr Burton from "Educating Yorkshire"!
Waves! Up early as marshalling at York marathon today! I think some Shadies are running! Louey! Anyone else!? I will be at Stockton on the Forest between 5-7 miles. All the very best. I ran back in 2013. I will never forget running past the Minster, the amazing support and that hill at the end followed by the whoosh downhill to the finish! Have a great race!
I am still running but no races planned at the moment. Must rectify that soon! I have been busy with family challenges, including packing my daughter off to uni and
Quick resume: daughter home from Philippines after 6 months which is brilliant. We didn't run York 10k as I had to go and care for my sick mum. I managed two lovely runs in Dorset and was glad to be with my parents. My daughter and I have done a couple of park runs since she has come home which has been good. No races planned for the future, need to think about that when I return from France, off on my hols next week and will definitely take my running gear