Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:54
Got back from London today, with a respectable time for the 10k under my belt, - 1 hour 8 minutes 48 seconds. PT son (yes indeed, Welsh poppy, he has been training me - not for the 10k, but for a half-mara to come in the autumn) was pleased, as he had predicted 1 hour 7 to 1 hour 8, so I was within that. It was a really enjoyable race, not quite flat but almost, very well organised, lots of support, several bands, and a really interesting route. Middle son (PT) and youngest son, and their respective girlfriends, met me afterwards and we had lunch at an Italian restaurant in Piccadilly.
John B - many many years ago I also worked near Holborn (or anyway, High Hoborn) - in a Civil Sevice department in St. Andrew Street. I used to wander up Hatton Garden in my lunch hour and look at the jewellery, particularly little dishes of unset stones, which fascinated me. I couldn't afford any of it, of course.
A good thing your son's bride is calm and sympathetic, - sounds as though she needs to be!
Mick - it's not just running in which longevity is a function of body weight, - when you meet people who are well on in their 80s or into their 90s, they are never overweight, at least that's my experience.