Posted: 03/10/2015 at 06:52
Sorry for the lack of posting (or even lurking). I'm just mentally busy at the mo, and am only posting now cos I got up at 4:50am (unable to sleep) so have done a bit of work and a monster read back.
First up great stuff from the Berliners - I really enjoyed reading the various reports, and there were some outstanding performances. RJ, Lev, PP, SC2, Mr. B, muss and Jock - take a collective bow, fellas! Must admit I quite fancy Berlin next year, so will see how things go domestically re whether I can swing it.
Great to see a few old faces popping back in too - Al_P (congrats on the new addition!), selbs (good luck at Florence!), Dachs (nice win!) and Bains (a torrid few months for you fella, really hope you're over your issues now).
Good luck to Ryan this weekend. And yes I tried to follow the runners as best I could back in 2010, when wtgy won and another good friend ran his first sub-3. I can't really comment too much on the course as I only saw a few bits, but if it's a calmish day you should be fine.
And speaking of wtgy - good to see you coming back mate. You know what you're doing, so just keep at it!
Also very pleased to see wardi back running. Hopefully the Mara is still on for you. Be nice to do a race of that magnitude on your own patch so to speak.
Nice race skills from joolska, Al_P and ES too.
I know lots of others have posted too, but I've had 200+ posts to read and can't remember the rest!
Anyone else Marathoning tomorrow? I know Lord Didsbury is doing Chester, as is njord as a sub-3 pacer. Any others?
I'm doing a Half tomorrow (which reminds me, good luck piscator!) - mine is in Carlisle, the grandly titled 'Great Cumbria Run'. I genuinely don't know how it will go. I took another 15 secs off my Keswick parkrun time last week (18'24), which indicates something like 84'00ish. But a friend who I beat by 2 secs at the Northern 6 Stage ran 17'15 for a 5k at Lancaster last Sat, so I dunno! Keswick parkrun isn't a quick course, but it's not THAT much slower. Anyway, as usual I will run 100% to feel and totally ignore the Garmin. I do like to look at the stats afterwards though!
Good luck to any others racing!