Posted: 07/09/2016 at 20:07
Only a short readback I'm afraid.
Congratulations to Padams for the new arrival.
Likewise to CW and AlanB for the marathon wins.
I didn't get far enough back to work out what mental ultra DanA has done recently but I'm sure it was mightily impressive.
Jools - looks like things are coming together nicely and you're racking up some impressive miles.
It's been a weird few months for me and I'll try to not bore you too much with the details.
Not going sub 2:30 at London devastated me. I thought about doing various ultras and marathons, then publicly declared that I wasn't going to race them at all anymore. Tried short fast training, got injured. Tried short normal training and wasn't fast enough. Decided to just run when I felt like it which resulted in 4 x 100+ mile weeks, got in decent-ish shape, entered Jersey marathon and made myself look like a right idiot after the very public 'marathon retirement'.
Jersey is on Oct 2nd and I don't really have a time target - just want to get to the start line in decent condition and then finish knowing that I gave it everything.