Yeah - I'm confident of pulling the times down from now on. I ran 42:01 last year but on reflection (I thought the training was good, but) the training wasn't that great. It was just training, which I hadn't done before so I was always going to hit a half decent time (having not gone sub 46 on previous attempts on next to no training).
I'm already showing signs of massive improvements off the back of just about 5 weeks of the new training regime.
I know a guy who has just ran 35:47 - his PB in 2011 was 42:01 after being new to running which is exactly the same as me last year. Hopefully, I can take it down to sub 40 in a couple of weeks time and work it down gradually over the next few months to possibly even sub 39, and maybe even towards 38 by the end of this year. Will see how it all goes though.
"On Oct. 20, David Hiddleston ran his way into the Guinness record books by being the fastest half-marathoner dressed as a fruit when he crossed the finish line in a banana costume at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront race weekend in 1:25:45"
According to the Reading results, that guy in Lit's photo missed a WR by 59 seconds. Gutted.