Humidity will always be my least favoured condition - and one I seriously watch these days - wouldn't dare race long in the summer, or moderately long/offroad.
But wind is a killer too. But at least it's generally not as strong for the whole race. You get respite.
Club have a slightly odd mob match at my local parkrun on Saturday where you only score for times of 28mins and slower.
Fair enough, it rewards the slower peeps, when normally they don't really get a look in.
Was very very slightly tempted to turn up, if only to give the Vaporflys more than 2miles of use before the next race! But probably better to stick to the initial plan of a Friday sesh of faster than race pace (will look up a relevant sesh tomorrow night!)
Nice turnout Jools. Sounds like just the sort of race I strive to avoid.
No idea how Wokey will go. Mileage good, lots of beyond distance long runs, some faster sessions working 1500-5k pace. Probs can't do anything more.Vague feels I was doing 15s at 6.50s last year to low to 7.12 sort of pace this year, but in fairness those were all Slough to Windsor totally flat routes pre work, whereas this year's are a bit hillier.
Will be a good day out with a few from the thread and a lot of clubmates whatever happens. Will aim to go sub 6 each mile and see what is bankable.