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Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:09

Nothing crazy about a 50 mile race!!!! 

Minni: does this mean you won't be doing Rotherham?

i am currently lurking, sulking and generally trying to get my life back on an even keel

X-rays revealed nothing so next step will be MRI and consultant, going stir crazy. In the lat 3 weeks I have retired, spent a week in Yorkshire for the TdF, organised the completion of the sale of the family business property in Belfast, completed 5 tax returns and co-ordinated various builders and tradesmen at the new house - at times it feels like project managing the construction of the Taj Mahal 

have barely run for 3 weeks and my longest bike ride has been a miserable 72 (albeit hilly) miles. Bizzarely I have managed to lose some weight while not exercising much -wtf???

Left work with £200 vouchers for the bike shop so a new lightweight bike is in my sights - also had a queue of hunky young men wanting to give me a hug at graduation, much to their parents' bemusement. One asked if he could have a hug before he left - to which I responded that at my age I was unlikely to turn own offers like that 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 14:27

KFC: Ventoux is my all time favourite - have been up three times, once from each direction. Enjoy! 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 16:45

Blown away by 2 days spectating at the TdF. We were on Cote du Cray (!) and Cragg Vale.  Unbelievable atmosphere, crazy number of cyclists on the road. Loving the yellow sheep. 

No wi-fi at cottage - back sometime!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 22:09

Got my VLM confirmation after a 5 hour crawl up the motorway from Bristol to Burnley. Alcohol has made things look better - holiday now starts properly 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 10:11

Don't want to worry you Free but my cold started Monday and am still feeling ghastly today, just when we are heading off to the Tour De France - cottage in Yorkshire for a week.  X ray on my foot yesterday, possible stress fracture although I feel the pain is in the wrong place for that.  Had my retirement dinner on Tuesday [couldn't taste much] and now have £200 worth of vouchers for the local bike shop and my eye on a lightweight road bike.  Haven't actually retired yet, but dinner coincided with the end of University term so seemed a sensible time to do it.

No word from VLM and got my entry in earlier than Free, so starting to fret a bit, although part of me thinks a rejection might not be such a bad thing

Ran a slow off-road 5 miles with the club on Monday after a gruelling 12 mile relay leg on Saturday, which I know I shouldn't have done - but team of 10 people doing the prestigious and very popular Cotswold Way 110 mile relay event so didn't feel I could let the rest of the team down.  Got caught in a torrential downpour at the highest point on my leg [2,000 ft of ascent - the hilliest leg] which turned the paths to sludge.  Didn't do my hamstring or my foot any good but at least I was well within the time limit - 20% of the teams were timed out on my leg

Was driven back to Bristol in soaking wet clothes which probably didn'rt help me to fight off the cold.

Anyway no running for a week and I'll get the results of the X ray when I get back, which should tell me where I am

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 14:51

Col: not sure enjoyed is quite the word I would use - up at 5.00am and home at 23.15 is a knackering day   That's why I hope to come for 2-3 days at a time in future and try to time the visits with a race.

Freemers: I'm just a bit concerned that I took a photo of the passport etc with copy written underneath and not across - was wondering how fussy they are likely to be


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:32

Freemers: you can join a long list of people saying the same thing   Have you heard from VLM yet?


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 15:28

I am sort of lurking. Think they have diagnosed the problem as partly an ongoing back problem and possibly the hamstring having partially pulled away from the bone at the insertion point. All I know is that it bloody hurts 

R&R prescribed, although I am down to do a 12 mile relay leg, off road,  on Saturday and it is apparently too late to change the team. Luckily can still cycle and off for a week in Yorkshire to watch The TdF and get some rides in ourselves. Meanwhile 5.00am start tomorrow for Belfast, leaving dinner next week (my escape tunnel having nearly reached the perimeter fence), and the on going hassle of the house move, running my friend's business for two weeks while she is on holiday, as well as doing my own job. Perhaps it is as well I can't run!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 16:11

Congratulations Col - which half was it (I'm hoping to do some NI races next year when visiting). Don't know how you managed to keep going at that pace given the conditions

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 11:03

Anyone planning to do GFA for London next year?  If so will they accept photos of the documents and why on earth do you need to write 'COPY' on them?

KFC: you don't need to be tough, just a bit dim - comes with age

25 minutes last night, way too hot and the hammy still aches, but no longer a sharp pain

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