Posted: 04/11/2014 at 00:19
Evening All, just dropping back in to see how you all are.
I really enjoyed post race beers last year with JakeUK and all the marafunners from the UK. He'll know where we were, it was an irish pub that served many cold beers and burgers and chips. I was back at Aeropuerto for the easyjet flight to gatwick and a wee bit sozzled after me and Pottermoss quaffed a few more in the departure lounge as we blew the last of our euros.
Nicole - glad you are shaking off injury. Still more weeks to recover
Wardi - ello mucker, didn't expect you round these parts. Good luck for the Barca campaign
Banksy - use the force. You and I have similar stats on our PBs, I just knocked a few more mins off my Valencia 2013 a couple of weeks back in Abingdon but it was not enough for a sub3 this time - it was a great run tho' and no regrets, I had a ball. I'm enjoying the journey and maybe Boston will the One, or maybe Amsterdam (all signed into that also). Main thing I say, Enjoy it!, it's a great course, spacious and flat, with your fast half and good training you are knocking on the door so just pace it sensibly.
Tiddy - you did Paris last year also! (good times)
PC - I can just see that Frame Mount over the fireplace with the 6 marathon major medals in there ..... telling the grand kids all about it. Then the organisers add Sydney to the championship and make it 7 - . You talk about running around parts of North London, like Crouch End / Hampstead etc I'm based up that way - (Finchley) - run with Heathside (Crouch End based). I was fortunate to be running on the heath in the torrential downpour on Sunday with a club mate. It was fun, all the runners out in the same boat - soaked to the skin and making the best of it.
Good Luck everyone - i'll stalk back from time to time to see how the taper madness is affecting and see how you all got on. Hope you get the same fabulous conditions as we had last year. Cool, Sunny no breeze .... and I hope you get the free Amstel at the finish.
Oh yeah, as Bob says, no tunnel - and last few k were nice and quick.(relatively speaking)