Posted: 31/03/2014 at 11:40
Big G - fantastic news. Congratulations to yourself and Mrs G
sk - bad luck on your 5k . Those short, fast races don't usually allow runners time to consider which way to go - it should be obvious.
Shades - well done on your half . (smilies work again now!). Is this a new career in shorter races?. Looking forward to the report. I don't know how you can manage a recovery run first thing next day - I feel zonked to at least mid-day.
Iain - a great run, a great time and a great psychological boost . You must be really looking forward to your marathon now.
Moore - what a great time improvement in just 5 weeks. Is North Dorset your target marathon?
KK - hope your knee is not too bad. I use arnica for any bruises (but not if there is a cut). The chapel sounds like a fantastic idea. I always watch those restoration programmes on the tv.
Daffodil Dawdle for me at the weekend. 5:37 thanks to two ladies who were brilliant company. (Actually exactly the same time as 2 yrs ago, didn't do last year in the snow, but I'm sure I feel more wiped out than last time.) Warm and cloudy before the start so I changed into vest and shorts. Glad I did as it got quite hot, especially when the sun came out. Nice route with minimal undulations, good instructions, plenty of walkers around. Mixed terrain - road, gravel tracks, earth paths, fields and just a teensy bit of mud (we climbed on a fence and edged along it to avoid the worst bit of mud ). Only 'complaint' is that many of the fields/paths were rutted and then baked hard, so difficult to run those bits (although faster or younger runners don't seem to have that problem) and it tends to make the ankles ache a bit. Still, I knew that when I entered as it's the same every year. Lots of usual suspects and friendly runners/walkers and marshalls. And cake . And I must remember that when they say 'please bring a mug' they really mean it - no cups at checkpoints, so many thanks to GL for letting me use her water bottle each time.