Good on you Kaz for Christmas shopping! I always mean to get started early but when I have, I get excited around December and end up buying twice as many presents for everyone...
ah Running Rodent and Meadower, the Meadows is a lovely bit of Edinburgh. My sister and brother both lived fairly near there so we walked through it a lot when I was little. Your first run RR, amazing! My first run was nowhere memorable. Around the uni in Norwich I think, although I was too busy thinking I was going to die to take notice of my surroundings...
Good luck Freddy1!
I'm hopefully parkrunning this weekend and doing a ten-ish on Sunday in prep for the Norwich half marathon.
I've had a cold since just after Loch Ness which has receded a bit but left behind this annoying tickly cough which is keeping me awake. Tried everything I can think of - throat sweets, water, tea, honey and lemon, cough syrups, antihistamine and even sleeping tablets but still not really sleeping. Tried to get a dr appointment for this morning but they'd all gone by 8:27, despite the surgery not opening until 8.30. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be willing to give them a go (sacrificial rabbit, by the light of the full moon etc)!
yeah, deffo - he talks about that a lot in his book and is well aware of his media shortcomings. I think that's why he's been speaking to Prof Steve too. I think you might like a read of his book Jim, you could put it on your Chrimbo list!
Yeah TJB, pretty impressive. In his book he talks about a XC race he won too, which was cool. I thought the juxtaposition between my understanding of running and snooker was pretty funny, although Ronnie is one of the few snooker players I'll watch as he's interesting.
He also talked about getting gently ribbed at races, where some guy says to his mate 'don't let a snooker player beat you'. I think he did let a snooker player beat him, hehe.
Hello all! Hehe Dannirr, that sounds like a fun run! What does Hamlet's soliloquy sound like? Is it the 'slings and arrows' one? I did Hamlet at uni, I should probably remember...
Speaking of literature and theatre, I read Ronnie O'Sullivan's "Running" at the weekend. He's pretty speedy - 10k PB of 34mins. He has also been coached by Prof Steve of the Chimp fame, and talks about it quite a lot. I found it really interesting - the snooker stats kind of went over my head but the running stats were good (pace, intervals, splits, mileage etc). A nice read if you're a fan of the Rocket. He talks a lot about his mental state as well, and his parents' prison time. Very open and candid.
Weedy, o list faerie, please can you add me and Mr KS to Adnams 10k on November 16th please?