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Becca: sorry; I'm not on Fetch so it won't let me read it.
More than 14,000 places gone already. I can't remember, is that faster than usual?
Cross-country relays for me tomorrow then 8-hour challenge on Sunday if I've not twisted an ankle or anything.
Next Sunday (24th September) there's a rather nice low-key 5-mile XC called the Switchback 5 at Lloyd Park, Croydon, if anyone's interested! I'm the RD. Free tea, cake and a drawstring kitbag to all runners. £6/8 (affiliated/not) in advance or £8/10 on the day.
Great running Becca - that fetch jiggy wants me to sign up, which I am reluctant to do, I think I am from the wrong era, why do I suspect them of ill intentions? All I want to do is read your blog, but they seem to want to leverage my collateral to feed their revenue streams? I want that revenue directed into my Race4Charity not their coffers! I am a bit embarrassed by the Comrades bulletin, it doesn't properly explain the circumstances of the donation at all; I didn't donate it, it wasn't in London, whilst there is a big clue in the picture about the company that made the donation the text is woefully inadequate... still a wonderful result for World Vision
Good luck to all running this weekend
Good running Becca and Debra, I continue to knock out some longer training runs, I managed a sub 3 hour 16 miler yesterday so clinging on to the hope that I can sub5 it in Detroit in 4 weeks time. Those extra 10 miles felt quite daunting yesterday though, terrible memories of all those attempts earlier this year and the "last 5 fade". In my favour I am doing more training, but it is still less than I should really complete to get the result I am after.
I have some guilt in abandoning the Belaire Posse, but the Hilton have lowered their rates recently to a level that has enticed me away from you. Was that a cheer I just heard? Are you celebrating being rid of me? It just doesn't feel like Comrades without the Hilton. I have stayed there these last 3 years and love it. I will just have a longer walk home than usual after the finish, good for the legs I hear.
Bike It, I have a great smoking (although he had to sign on the dotted line to give up), drinking friend who had a triple heart bypass at the age of 40 (that's when they made him sign on the dotted line otherwise they wouldn't have sliced him open). Thankfully he is still with us, still drinking, within recommended levels, which I think may actually be part of his prescription to keep those re-routed tubes clear; he is now 55 with apparently no ill effects. I am sorry you lost your friend. Looking forwards to seeing you in Durban, I will definitely drop in on the Belaire at some point for a bite to eat - that has become a new tradition as of last year! Hope you can get that reluctant body back in to shape soon, keep chipping away, mine is slowly edging towards sub-5 marathon standard.
Big eyes on Berlin jkissane - lots of Comrades going for that qualifier - I'm popping out to Detroit in a few more weeks to try for mine - must fill in that ESTA form!
Love that video Terry; Claire does those drills with such ease, I am a geriatric in comparison. Makes me laugh when she says "don't let the knee go over the toe" - and it does every time she does it - I would wager nobody can do them without the knee going over the toe? What do the neighbours say every time her heads bobs up over their fence?
This morning the stats list 20801 entries - I don't think the cap is automatic on the website!