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Emmy you are my hero!! I only had 4 stops, and it was only 28 degrees. Two big glasses at the end though, really enjoyed it, great atmosphere and a mile long downhill to the finish. I have to say I didn't see orange SIS gels on the tasting notes. So hands up, who is sunburnt, I'm fairly pleased with myself for not being lobstered.
Well done Kate! I can link you to the pictures as i promised to take one at each one! I managed to beg some sun lotion of a little kid in my best french "je voudrais creme de soleil".... which later turned out to mean something completely different Great to hear that you had a good time - ive already seen a pic of the medal - it looks fab!
I've uploaded a video to Facebook showing one of the tent parties and watching it back now - i can completely understand why it took me so long! No SOC for me tomorrow - i'll be taking it easy with a glass of....
Morning you lot
Some cracking racing going on
Well dones to emmy, kate and Andy
Fartlek done and dusted.
Niece stayed with us most of Saturday and yesterday and she's now almost fully recovered from her mental illness.
Oh and todays NW: 1 owl, 1 John Menzies Van, 1 Kingsmill Van, 2 horses, 1 cyclist.
Dreich and smiry rain up here today.
Hoping to run 'The Rock and Roll Half Marathon' in Edinburgh, on I think 14th April next year !
I agree - some fabulous running going on... on and off the race route!
its really muggy down here with a threatening red tinged sky. Could be in for some rain.
I avoided sun burn sans creme! Not sure how as the sun was brutal, but still had a lovely 3 hours up on the downs on Saturday and an hour on the bike yesterday.
Have a good week folks...
did I get the big 10,000...
You did, congrats PSC! 5 miles this morning to shake the legs out, what a change in weather, warm and drizzly. Andy, brilliant time, I wish I could hold half a mile at your pace. Birky, glad your niece is better, rock and roll eh?
Some very impressive running from Emmy, Kate and Andy. But the biggest congrats go to PSC for hitting the 10,000!
14mile soc this morning. Got lost but but ended up closer to home than I thought. Have not met another runner or cyclist on my sojourns on the Downs for at least three months.
First time of using the head torch in anger. It could keep those early starts going for a bit longer.
didn't get time to post this morning, rest day anyway
PSC - well done
birky - ooh, exciting, I would fancy that, but don't think I would be able to get up there for it. Glad your niece is finally getting better
Evening all - a NOC recovery run for me and it felt great. I rounded off the day with a cycle and weights session at the gym and feel really well recovered. Well done PSC on getting the big 10,000 post!
Going on a run, now. 5:25am. It's dark, wet outside and I'm ready to bring it on!
Killermiles:Morning and good for getting out
Dreich morning up here, been pouring during night.
4 easy miles done.It is dark at 5am now !
NW: 1 owl, 2 snails, ran past what I nowcall 'BMW Corner' 3 parked there !, 1 Kingsmill Van, 2 horses, 4 sheep.
I'm confused. It says 9,900ish posts, thought we'd a bit to go to 10,000th one ? Am I missing somethijng really obvious ?
Good morning all
7 miles this morning with a refreshing shower midway through.
Well done to all that raced at the weekend Kate and Emmy well done for taking alcohol and running to the limit. Great time Andy.
Birky, don't know where your looking but at the top of this page it says
Valis: Honestly mate it is 9001-9008 at top of my page, but I see it says on Hot Threads 10,008 for this thread ! So thats why I'm confused. Might change my name from Birkmyre to Trigger
Morning all - 7 miles for me too this morning, looks like the rain is clearing up now. Saw 4 OR this morning, first time in a while I've seen anyone. Busy day running around London for meetings today, then an SOC start for a meeting in Amsterdam tomorrow. Will have to decide if I get up for a ridiculous a clock run before the flight. Have a good day everyone.
no soc for me, needed the sleep today. 5 mile race with club tonight though think I might be last....
I seemed to have lost my SOC mojo....I got up at 5.20am got a drink of water, looked out side and it was dark and raining, and just though I don't want to do this and went back to bed.
I have boot camp to night so maybe that will inspire me (or completely knacker me)
I think its the dark morning and not being able to run through the countryside thats getting me down.
tommy - I know the feeling about the dark mornings. Even getting up later today for work it was still dark and owls hooting. I even had the headtorch out last week so I could go on the pavements that aren't lit on the outskirts of town. Don't feel like biking in the mornings as I feel more vulnerable in the dark, so the prep for the tris I have coming up is a bit poor!
I have the same issue. When i'm heading out it's still dark and the routes that i'd normally run down (with street lights) are all being dug up for road maintenance. Very frustrating!
@Mathschick- what headlamp are you using?
I have a petzl tikka (2 I think) - it is very comfy and light is good. I was worried I would be annoyed by something on my head but I don't notice it
well, apart from the light it throws out of course!
Tommy: We've all been there.
really chuffed - did the 5 mile race in 54:11 wasn't quite last either. That is a PB for me. Never done a 5 miler before so it always was going to be a pb, but to get under an hour was brill, under 55 mins and I am over the moon
Well done maths
4.5M Steadily plodded for me today. Never really got going if you know what I mean
NW: 1 owl, 1 Kingsmill Van, 2 horses, 1 cyclist, 1 snail, 1 cat sitting on top of a fence,1 abandoned black adidas training shoe at side of road !
PW: 1 car
Maths:A big Well Done
7 miles this morning, A clear sky made for a chillier run and my gloves made an appearance. In the summer I did buy a pair of buffalo mitts so I'm ready for the -8 mornings.
Have a happy hump day