Posted: Yesterday at 23:23
Well done Iain on the mile time, I bet now you've gone sub 6 mins you'll be shaving even more time off next time.
I managed a 7-mile easy run earlier. Was still quite warm at 8 o'clock.
Did anyone just see that programme on David Rudisha that was on BBC4 earlier? Amazing guy, really humble. Fact I didn't realise about the 800m final in London 2012 (where Rusisha beat the 800m WR) - the guy who came 8th (last) in the final would have won gold with that time in the 3 previous Olympics! And the guy who came 2nd was so exhausted he had to be taken off the track on a stretcher. It's seen as the best race of all time due to the speeds achieved and the fact that all runners achieved PBs. Worth catching on the I-player if you get a chance.
MF - I think the blackberries over here are early too. When I was a child I sometimes had blackberry picking parties for my birthday in Sept (not a lot to do in my village!) But I saw ripe ones in our local park a couple of weeks ago - they seem to come earlier every year.
Molly - an ironman?! Eek! My 7 to managed 7 lengths of the pool last week and is now keen to do the local triathlon next year. Apparently in his age group you just need to do 6 lengths of a smaller pool so he should be OK. He's OK with the running part so just needs to practise cycling fast! My sister put a dampener on his enthusiasm saying she couldn't see the point of triathletes, what's the point in being rubbish at 3 sports?! Thanks for the encouragement auntie!