Posted: 03/03/2014 at 09:32
Loads to catch up on, so I'll probably miss somebody, and therefore apologies in advance.
Padams - a 72:56 on that course is impressive. Well done.
HR - I'm very impressed you still managed to pb despite the lurgy and the winds over the last 3m. Together they would have cost you at least a couple of minutes!
Well done on the win CC2, and close to last year's time too, despite worse conditions.
Good week A.W. You still bagged the MP section despite feeling rubbish so take it as a good sign.
Good news CL.
Good progress Jools.
Impressive time bufo. Well done.
Congrats on the sub-75 clocking LS
Hopefully your bench stay is a short one DrD.
Congrats on the pb Jimbob.
Lev - glad to see you getting back into it. Edinburgh is a good course (I've done it before too), but can be open to the elements. I would have thought the end of May gives you as good a chance as you're going to get of it being reasonably settled, but when Padams ran it it was very windy as I remember, and when I ran it the following year it was scorching..... As for me, I always presume I'm going to pb at the end of a marathon cycle; otherwise I wouldn't do it
As previously posted, I ran Reading yesterday pacing my brother. His pb is 1:31:20 and we were on for a 1:31-flat up until 11m, despite leg trouble starting to kick in from a few miles earlier (he's got an ongoing issue with his knee that's still not fully resolved). We ended up finishing in 1:32:57. He is happy though as this puts him several months ahead of where he usually is.
I tagged on almost 8m home to make it a long run. Cold is shifting, but is still a couple of days away from fully clearing. Good fun though, and definitely reinforced my thoughts that this will be my last stab at a spring marathon and I will target some shorter races as my spring focus next year (probably Reading).