Jools - just browsing the results for the Great Scottish Run last weekend, your conversation paced 1:22 would have won it for the non elite females. Ooft.
Not to undermine Jools's race (my PB is not much faster and it was definitely NOT conversation paced!) but in case anyone thinks all the Scottish women are crap... it is because they relaxed the elite qualifying standards for women to sub 1:22 for the half. So some of the speedy-but-not-normally-elite women were in that category.
That start list for last week looked feckin' ace, Lit! Shame you couldn't run, but hope you're back on form soon. Mrs Bad is currently on Ferrous Fumarate or some such to treat some suspected mild anaemia after a similar bout of 'feeling knackered and lacklustre'.
I know. I just really couldn't be bothered, though, and knew I would struggle even at a slower pace. Ferrous fumarate is what I've got too. I am hoping it will do the trick and I will be back bouncing around and irritating the shit out of everyone soon. Unfortunately this won't be soon enough to make me less crap at xc this weekend, but I'll do my best.