Scott, I would say that I have a higher max speed then you but I have big problems holding it. We'll soon find out what my middle distance times are once I join the AC. Yh someone who did 10 miles 5 days a week, is a non smoker and dreams of running in Olympucs but doesn't care about his health. Ok then. The physio, told me to bike ride in a lower gear and to run with small strides..
Lol Also-ran, I never thought about the pavements but good point.
Lit, I'm still trying to picture you in real life saying "fucking stupid". Just isn't happening in my head lol. But I will only be doing Hillingdon if I make a full recovery as there isn't much point otherwise.
I'm planning a middle distance race and a long distance race straight after recovery. So far I am looking at the next Ealing Mile as close to recovery as possible and I would preferably do a HM to go along with it. Hillingdon is looking far too close with only 13 days away but with another session at the physio - who knows. Run Hackney looks too far away in terms of the date.
Philip, the guy wearing orange is obviously a non runner and just decided to turn up. If anything I would say that he just wasn't thoughtful.
Looks like your pretty much in the same position as I was at Reading Philip. I don't know why I never stood on the front line either.
Philip, I really don't see why the front line of the Ealing mile can't be made a little bigger so everyone gets what they want.
Grendel, I think my uni's 5k is coming up soon - the one I planned to run as my next race after Ealing lol. I still can't believe I planned that. If I recover in time I will go flat out but if not, i'll just tag along with 1st place until 10 metres from the end.
Scott, I don't mind doing short distances if it's going to turn me into a better half marathoner and marathoner in the future. I will enjoy short distances because I like speed but I just hope I get told to repeat and not call it a day after some short running.
PW10, I really am not trying to get a reaction over the weight loss thing. Did you see the lead at the VLM last year?
Philip Langat - 66kg -(interesting - the guy's done a 01:01 HM but i'm looking for sub 60 runner really to set an example).
Wilson Kipsang - 62kg - Marathon world record holder. Mabe a sub 60kg mission isn't necessary. According to wikipedia, he's the same height as me as well.
As for the loosing weight part. I am a Muslim so I think for the first time this year, I will actually be looking forward to the fasting part so that will help a lot. Would be an excellent bonus if my times will continue to improve even during my weight loss attempt. Even if my times stay the same or dare I say get worse, I still think it would be better in the long run to loose weight.
Stevie G, yes that is odd but I find it strange that my second 5k time was faster then my 1st 5k time despite me leading for 0.42 miles. I did tell everyone that I was gonner drop off unaffected... Just to let you know that I only like breaking the race up like that after the event.