Thanks, Bob. Not sure I'll have chance to do 6-7 miles warm up, probably 3-4 will be the best I can do. As it's only a bit of fun tonight I'm not going to over think it too much and will just go with the flow but would like to get some miles in beforehand.
I don't like t-shirts. But if you are a member of a club you only have to wear their vest if you are competing as a member of that club, for example in cross country or for a team prize. Otherwise you can wear what you like (though it is often good to wear the club vest at other races to promote the club). It is also quite nice when people you don't know cheer you on because they have recognised your club, for example when I am running in other parts of Scotland wearing a Fife vest. You would not catch anyone wearing their club vest not at a race (or sometimes parkrun).
I think the rule is 'club colours', so you can wear a vest or T-shirt? I see somebody in the gym wearing a local running club vest...
I don't wear a vest because I'm not a member of a club and so its never really crossed my mind other than the fact that Tommy and Lit reckon I would be faster but I ignore them.
I will be wearing a vest tonight for our club track night. You can't do a 200m race in a T-shirt. On that note, anybody (Bob) got any ideas on how to warm up for a sprint? I'm guessing a couple of miles getting progressively faster and finishing with some short strides?
P.S Pershore Plum Plodders...WTF? That's nearly as bad a name as the Huffers and Puffers from round here.
Cheers, Bob. Pete has a habit of that, he did something similar at Rushcliffe! John takes some excellent photos. I appear to be a bit orange in the photos and rocking the fly-beard look. No idea what Dave G doing in one of the earlier photos running up the hill by the score board!
I can't do that date for the Tim W mile, annoying.
Lou, sounds promising, a silver cell stealing performance?
Charlie , I think I was the crushee rather than the crusher! For me, it does help having people around you that you can work with and as I do more local races I see the same people around my level. I think I'm 4:2 up against CW but he's improving fast, he's gone from a 41:xx to 39:25 in about 2 weeks. Yikes. Dave Moorcroft was something else. Enjoy your jog around the parkrun tomorrow.
Right, off to the pub for some pints in the sunshine.