Posted: 11/10/2015 at 18:27
I also remember that year's appalling conditions at Marlow Ric! What I can't remember is if it was the Wokingham the year before or after you pulled out of because of potential bad weather. Yet raced Marlow in about as bad as it gets
Never lose the anecdotes Ric. It's in one of my relative "Malaise" periods that I like to think back to old races, with their achievements, hard luck stories, old pals and different places. I think one of my happiest spells was when myself and a mate just picked any old race, turned up, had a blast and enjoyed it. Think that only actually lasted 2 races in 2 weeks, as it was quickly overtaken by joining Marlow and their set of races.
Sub 2 for 800 sounds fast of course! Dean aside, probably solely the domain of track kids though. In RW mag, "Tonky", who in thread terms is a severely average runner did a piece once about "lacking speed", and I thought, yep you sure do. But then he meant, not breaking 2mins for 800 as a kid. Not sure if he was any good as a kid, but that sounds a pretty harsh measuring tool.
Bus, it's 3 weeks away, and the next appointment is 4 weeks away. There's stil lthe niggling feel that breathing aint right, and to be honest, until it is, it'd be madness I think to even entertain a race. Thinking being, that when (if!) I'm back, there's tonnes of races, but if I overdo something, there won't be!