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SG - Yes, not wanting to race when you aren't fit is definitely not arrogant, but I think far too many people seem worried about getting a crap time on their PO10. Its a bit like, say a local cheap half marathon coming up when you are coming back to fitness. Now I see that as a great chance to get out and get some fitness with some other runners, starting off steady and picking folk as you see fit, and a lot less dull than a long run on your own.
Eastern Champs tomorrow just outside Bedford. Its incorporating Eastern Masters and the senior mens is 12k. There's about 40 of us in it so will probably be a bit boring and strung out, bit different to last week! My mate is running and a low 15's man coming back to fitness running, both LBAC, so that should make it more interesting.
oh, calling someone arrogant would be a really massive deal for me. Modesty is one of the most admirable traits in see in people. I don't think anyone could / would ever fairly call you arrogant SG.
Per the comments above, you're just vain! Good job you're getting your beauty sleep (in bed at 9am on a Saturday as a V35, FFS!!).
Honestly though, don't folks just remember one another's' good stuff / best times. Would someone scroll through someone else's Po10 and judge them on their slower parkrun times?
Good turnout Muds... Walsall? Think you've said before (so I can excuse myself being a bastad!) that it's a little on the cheeky side disto wise? But probably still in the mixer for an all time pb if it was pro rata?
Our guy Rob won a bet there once.. He had to get under 1730 at any parkrun to win a night of beers paid for by a couple of others..They were all smug as he was well off elsewhere, and from nowhere produced 17.26 Did them up like kipper!
Good effort MH. I'm probably half asleep after a day lounging around, but the 2016 pb was just from that course then? As obvs if you've done 1745 before, this can't be a pb?!
I was going to ask what sort of 5k you were capable of when you did that mid 28 5miler, but you answered that in there
Fair does Matt. I think as long as you know it's 5k, you can count it! Like a guy at our club has 1630s from 2 parkruns. One is actually marked as short - which I've never seen on a parkrun on po10 before! And the other was an early days Bushy Park - which by a few accounts was deffo short too.
Generally it's pretty clear as he never got near those anywhere else, and hasn't ever again since! And it's more obvious with 5ks as you'll more likely do lots of those, unlike longer races, so outliers can leap out.
Although I suppose your way I can claim an all time 5k pb last year Rather than the Dulwich parkrun of 2013. That was silly back then as it was one of the few parkruns that was certificed and classed as "road" back in those days - then 2 weeks later they roped it in with everything "parkrun", including nonsense like that one I did the wrong route, and did short, and they whopped an extra 1min 20 onto my time to make up for the 0.1miles I'd missed
All said, you're on the right tracks!
TR, just running at steady effort round Dorney Lake for a mile yesterday was hard enough work, so I can't imagine what it'll be like if it is a wind fest!
My little pen pic is from my last go at the Gosport half, and the expression says it all!