Posted: 23/08/2014 at 16:10
Malcs that's fantastic, come over to Hackney Marshes I tell you and 19 will be a goner for sure.
Angela I'm amazed at your strides in such a short time, and must point out that I was the wreck last Saturday, despite a mere jog to the start.
I odn't know if I told you guys but I was so focussed on CWG and work stuff that I forgot to pay for my VMLM GFA place and so have missed out! Tehre's still the club ballot, but I can't believe I did that!
If I don't run it, will be available on the course for support and lots of shouting.
Mmmm the York course - well it was mega windy and frm Stamford Bridge into town had no pavement or verge but a lot of traffic, so that was hairy, add in my reluctant quads, and it seemed a lot tougher than flat.
We did run cross country at one point to avoid a dual carriageway bit early on, and missed out the town part, so effectively ran from the actual start to Stamford Bridge and back via that major road.
We didn't do either out & back, and were not on the actual course throughout, but I got a glimpse of it, and was particularly struck by the climb near the end, and by the downhill finish.
Indeed I had a black big toenail and base of middle toe on the uninjured side afterwards, so that was some downhill, I never get that happening!
Tomorrow I supposedly have a progression 20 miler, and I think I'll be a lot better this week as am up to 80% of weight on the Alter G, am thiking of doing it from 5:30am though, as I'm timekeeper @ Junir ParkRun tomorrow. We have Kelly Sotherton and a film rew coming and I don't want to miss the athletics from Birmingham on tele in the pm!