Posted: Yesterday at 11:21
Khani - I put down 3:14:59....
Regarding that fast 50 year old, there is a chap in my club who is in the V50 category (I think he is 52, but could be wrong on that) who broke the club record for that category with 2:54 at London. I spoke to him a few months ago and I don't think he's been running all that long but he is quite slim/wiry. His nickname is "Skippy" as he used to be a boxer I distinctly remember a training session around Xmas 2012 and he was absolutely flying. It was made more obvious as it was a lamppost shuttle session where he was always in eyesight, but obviously always way ahead of me or lapping me! Seeing those faster guys plough through those sessions is always a real eyeopener for me.
He is also one of the club coaches. Another session I remember was a hill-repeat session that he was leading. He was stood at the top of the hill with his arms crossed, giving everyone what could loosely be termed "gentle encouragement"
Emmy - we're going in May half term (my wife's a teacher). I love it over there and think I could live there if I didn't have to work, and could actually afford a place!