Lorenzo, these are the current road running rules regarding distances - at least here the boys and girls are allowed to do the same:
(3) The maximum distances permitted in Open Competition for runners are as follows: Over 11 – Under 13 5000 metres Over 13 – Under 15 6000 metres Aged 15 years 10000 metres Aged 16 years 15000 metres Aged 17 years 25000 metres Over 18 – Under 20 Marathon Seniors Unlimited Masters Unlimited
Like football clubs, road running clubs our way seem to have a cyclical nature, and Datchet seem to have the highest concentration in faster runners at the moment. For years i can only remember them really having one fastie...He's still around, and is one of those infuriating types who will claim he hasn't run in 4months, is semi disabled, and will still beat you at a canter
Actually there were two of them, but they're nearly identical twin brothers
A very strange run at the Maidenhead 10 today. I went into it worried that the remnants of this cold would be the problem, but it turned out to be something completely different - the legs. They felt a bit heavy warming up, but then when we started by half a mile they were feeling tired and by 2 miles they felt like they normally would at the end of a race, and so it was just a battle all the way round from there. It often takes me a few miles to get warmed up and feeling like I'm running freely, but today it just never happened. Until we hit the uphill at 8 miles I was barely breathing, and it wasn't until the last half mile that I really started to feel like I was actually working aerobically, but all the way round I just had nothing in the legs and couldn't have gone any faster. Ended up with 68:50 on my watch, my slowest time at this race and nearly 6 minutes slower than my best.
Met Joolska before the start, and it looks like she ran a stormer. Good job she resisted the rest of the bottle last night
SFF - many club members end up in results without a club showing, be it a mistake when entering, entering before they joined a club etc. If you've done the time then I don't see why you shoudn't be able to enter. I'd look at accomodation straight away though - getting a hotel room nearby is almost impossible around race time.