Posted: 15/06/2015 at 22:23
G-Dawg - I can't remember exactly which part of Surrey you're in, but if you want a flat parkrun course then head over to the Rushmoor course in Aldershot. Suspect it might be a bit slippery when wet but on a dry day you're odds on for a sub-20.
Blisters - sounds like a pretty solid performance to me.
MsE - hope that the injury eases quickly. What sort of race plans have you got this summer.
Talking of the summer, I have decided that post-Comrades, some focus on speed is necessary so having eased back into things with a 19:54 on an undulating Guildford parkrun, tonight was the moment of truth: the local Vets League and I rashly decided to enter the 800m (i.e. less than 1% of the distance of Comrade - can anyone else claim that level of difference in two consecutive races?!) followed by the 3000m less than half an hour later.
F*** me, it was tough!!! 800m in about 2:38 (so I'm only 25s slower than 14 year old younger Lorenzito although I'll maintain I was just treating it as a warm up for the longer race) followed by 11:22 in the 3000m (clearly the warm up didn't help in the slightest!). Some work to be done but at least it's a marker in the sand if I decide to do something similar again following a bit of focused training.