Posted: 20/07/2015 at 12:12
Jools -- I hadn't yet congratulated you on the win on this forum. Likewise I can't remember if I said anything about yours CC2. Chapeau, both!
PP -- brilliant marathon training run.
TickTock -- splendid stuff and well done on 2nd. I've never tried anything like that, but fancy giving it a go one day.
ES -- congrats on the series trophy!
Wardi -- sounds like you're winning. Phew.
Padams -- very nice 10K. And in the FV 50K -- that has the distinction of being the only race I have DNFd (calf problem a couple of years ago, though by the time I gave in I was so far from the HQ I still had a 23M run or something, despite getting rescued by some marshalls driving back).
St Ives 10K for me yesterday. I tapered for it, wanting to measure my current state, but actually there was a strong headwind for the last 3K so it wasn't a great test. And I just didn't have the strength to catch up the guy a little ahead of me to take shelter (which in retrospect I surely should have done), so that wind did nobble me. Anyway, 6th overall and first vet, but the time was disappointment: 36:07. Even with no wind I think I'd have done low-35s at best though.
That gone, the decks are cleared to concentrate on training for the Borrowdale Fell Race in 2 weeks, with a distant eye on the Snowdonia Marathon in 3 months, both needing my best hill quads. Multi-storey stairs for me then.