Posted: 11/01/2017 at 13:54
Oh, I am going to take that back and do a review since Lou's just posted one and my other option is doing my tax return
2584 Pleased with this, as it's down to consistency.
2016 Race Total
15, pleased with this too. I was really selective and I think it worked out much better than trying to do too many last year, especially in the summer
Marathon, half marathon, 10mile, 10k, 5k (well, parkrun. Does that count?)
2016 Running Highlights
- 3.10 at London - partly because I wasn't expecting much improvement on last year but also because I just absolutely loved it.
- Winning the Hamsterley 11.5 mile race - I know it's a random distance but I won because I had worked hard at training on hills, paced it well and actually raced it tactically.
- Doing some crazy long runs. No official ultras as yet, but plenty of informal ones
2016 Running Lowlights
July. Blaydon and Swaledale. I think I had, to be highly appropriate for this thread, overdone it, and I staggered round both of these hating them. Blaydon would have been my first ever DNF, if there had actually been anywhere that it was possible to leave the course.
2016 Thread Race Performances of the year
Well I had wanted to be original and not go for Lit's Chester performance, but it was pretty awesome and she's barely mentioned it, so thought someone ought to
DT's several PBs that he's worked so hard for, particularly with at least partly overcoming his finish line anxiety issues.
McF hoovering up prizes left, right and centre
2016 Thread poster of the year
This one's too hard actually. Skinny cracks me up, and always finds time to mention people when he posts, and I enjoy Pete's quietly humorous contributions too.
I don't actually know. I'd like to do an ultra, I think, and I'm always looking for a marathon PB. I would also really like to crack the 90 minute half that has continued to elude me for the two years I should have been able to achieve it. Not planning to get too hung up on anything specific though, my main aim is to enjoy running and not end up beating myself up if things don't go to plan.
Most Missed thread poster
I miss Marrows. I don't miss her marathon time, as it displaces my bronze cell, but I do miss her comments.
2017 One to watch
Tough one. Lots of people seem poised to make gains in the near future. I'm cheating a bit, perhaps, when I say Rich, as he has the most potential for big leaps ahead I think, given his previous training and how he has been stepping things up.