marrows - that's a perfect excuse and would have been even better if you couldn't manage today's run
Muddy - fingers x'd that your calf holds up but sounds promising
Bob - just stop it now, you're getting ridiculous well done on yet another pb. You're correct on the parkrun stalk in that my name isn't there as I appear as "unknown" with no time at the moment but the results are being corrected in the next couple of days. I had a bit of a stormer in finishing 4th got towed round by the eventual 3rd who I overtook with about 200 to go before his much younger legs edged me out in the home straight. I collapsed at the finish and stayed there for several minutes.
DT - i'm not in the ballot but will be running VLM. And FWIW i agree with your sceptical side, sounds like they're taking the piss.
good luck marrows
Lou - that's a lot of up and down, nice !!
I fancy a parkrun tomorrow and after quite a bit of easy running this last week or so (and nothing quicker than threshold in the last 10 weeks ) i feel i should have a go at kicking my own arse a) as penance for being speed-shy and b) to get some idea of where i stand for December's 10 miler.