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Don't be such a grumpy guts Spike lol
For those coming from the Eastern side of the bridge, take heed! As you come off the (newer) bridge and approach the toll booths, the speed limit drops to 50mph. They occasionally have mobile speed camera units there, so watch out.
A slow run planned tonight I think!
Killed myself on Sunday's LFR and last nights hills so taking a rest today, short fast run tomorrow, and slower each day after.
Parking will be easy on the day. I've figured that all the police will be busy with the race, so I'll dump the car on double yellows somewhere. Next year I'm going to rent a couple of coaches and offer my services from the Newport Road stores... £££
Definitely not going down to Barry for fesh'n'cheps, sorry Spike. Up by Ponty way for a few. Tidy!
DB9, gotta be in it to win it!
Not had time to look at race pack info yet but are road closures going to prevent getting away?
Ratzer - you in 1.30 shape? If you are then I'd be happy to switch on cruise control and trot round with yourself.
DB9, I'm in much better shape than I was at Bristol. 1.30 is my goal and challenge. Dropping 10s per km will be the challenge. I'd be very happy for company! But don't expect any meaningful conversation!! The odd grunt perhaps if you notice something really special...
I'm not sure what time I'll actually get to the start area, what with lifts and parking, but 8:30am (latest) at the museum steps is plausible. Any other suggestions fine. I'll be the one wearing running kit. And the number 1146. Anyone else who wants to introduce themselves, feel free! It'd be nice to put some faces to nicknames.
The museum steps is close enough to the start, isn't it? It looks like the start is behind county hall...
Good luck with the 1:30 attempt.
I may just tag along, I'm pretty certain I'm not in PB shape, so won't be going for 1:27, but am hopeful of doing low 1:30's.
Museum steps is only a couple of minutes walk from the start, if they're starting from the same place as last year which I think they are.
Will the parking bays along North Road be available?
Group hug before the start?
(Or afterwards if you can stand the smell!)
That weather forecast sounds good!
A bit sniffley this morning, hopefully nothing will come of it.
Ladies do smell, it's common knowledge.
Many years ago a lady told me to kiss her "where it smells", so I drove her to Swansea
daz1927 wrote (see)
you running on the weekend? might see you, give you a wave.
LOL! Port Talbot would have been far enough though...
Group hug before, I reckon. Saves me doing a warm up! All that body heat...
Hope to see you there Nam, I will wave back
Not sure on the Group Hug, once some of you get hold of me, you might not wanna let go lol
Over ambitious or achievable?
You might be right re the neck Spike lol
If they want to achieve that, they need to put there money where there mouth is, by changing the route in many areas to cater for larger numbers. That would mean more road closures hence more cost.
I hope they show some real appetite to achieve this, it can only be a good thing! With a better-established Half, they may even re-consider hosting a Full in the future.
Achievable, but it's got to be a lovable event. Get anything wrong with 11k people there, and you're never going to get near double the numbers. Anyway, that statement is pure propaganda. Who's going to remember that article in three years time. (Actually, I'm going to take a copy and save it so that I can publish it here in three years time...)
I'm also worried that Cardiff is already pushing the limits of cost. I can see dollar signs in Rhodri Morgan's eyes as he does his official business at the start. (Same as anyone else's business but his loo is plusher.)
Yes - Cardiff is a bit on the expensive side for a Half, with more attending surely the economies of scale mean that the cost should reduce lol
Last pre-race run last night, just Gym today.
Lady that takes care of the admin text me to say "accom & garage sorted and you're staying in CF10" .....
So that will be me lost tomorrow then!!
I may have missed the reason but why did Cardiff drop the Full and wasn't it two laps of the half anyway? Agree too that for a half Cardiff is a tad expensive.
Anyway enough niggles - wish you all best of luck Sunday - should be a crisp/keen temperature for warm up along North Road.