Morning everyone. Looks like a good weekend of racing...
Skinny, loved the report. Great prize-winning and not too shabby time to go with it!
DT, well done on the PB, glad to see you getting rewards from your new training regime.
Muddy, excellent race winning despite getting sent the wrong way!
Madbee, casual pot-hunting. Good work.
Interesting to see the table from a couple of years ago, some decent improvements all round.
Skinny, a couple of things you've missed on the most recent update is my 5k PB is now 19:00. I timed it at 18:58 but official result was given as 19 dead, which is a bit annoying. Also, I've got another year older.
My collar bone is getting better but is still a bit sore and sleeping is a bit awkward. Got to go back for another X-ray on Thursday to see how if the bits of bone are fusing. Fingers crossed.
Thanks everyone, feel a bit sore and bashed around but I'm generally ok as long as I don't put my arm in certain positions. Just back from the fracture clinic with a funky black polyester sling, apparently the end of my collar bone is in a 'few' pieces but there's not been any displacement, which is relatively good news, I need to back for another x-ray next week to see how it's getting on. No running for a couple of weeks in case I fall and bash it again and displace the bones which might mean surgery and pins etc.
Think Bob has summed things up nicely, I knew I need to get off quickly if I was going to beat Bob, which I did and felt like I had a decent lead coming off the bend but come 160-170m I could feel my legs tying up and could hear Bob getting closer. I tried to squeeze out a bit more speed and dipped for the line, looking across I thought Bob had just done enough (as confirmed by the times, although I think it was closer than 2 tenths). After that I just remember stumbling for a good few metres, almost righting myself before hitting the deck pretty hard on my left hand side. The graze on my shoulder stung instantly but other than that felt ok, so much so that I jogged a bit to cool down.
After that things took a turn for the worse and I ended up lying on a table covered in coats whilst being attended to by a fairly inept first aider from the leisure centre who was panicking quite considerably. Fortunately a South African guy from the club was there watching his wife and he was first aid trained and was very helpful and knew what to do.
Bit annoying but could have been worse, going to take it easy for a couple of weeks. Doubt I'll be in any sort of condition to race the robin hood half but hopefully will be able to jog round with colleagues. Shelton 10k is looking doubtful as well .
Is Jack coming along BTW, and if so do you know what he's planning to run?
No, he's got a sore knee from doing the three peaks challenge at the weekend so he's playing it safe and resting up (need him fully fit for XC season!). Weather has picked up a bit, should be a good laugh tonight but I think the 800m might be a bit of a time trial for you, unless James decides to do it but I think he was planning on doing the 1500m instead.