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SG - I ran a decent time (for me) there last year so I doubt it's long. Given where it is I wouldn't put any reliance on GPS measurements at all. It's quite hard to take the ideal line early on, but arguably it's quicker taking a slightly wider (and clearer) line round the corners than mixing it with the crowds on the inside of the bend.
If the weather is good it's a fun day out CW - we usually have a decent club turnout and find somewhere for a bit of lunch afterwards.
Will have a look TR, but always a little cautious about mid summer races over 5k these days!
Having said that, I do find myself doing Endure 24 1 couple of weeks before, but that's a matey "experience" type job isn't it
Shame that clashes with the Gosport Golden Mile/5k, but will aim to get down for one of the other 5ks. Failing that, I must make that Victory 5 again, although a different course - but I am "Hopeful" about the way they state it's the same course as last year because of the sea defences not being sorted yet....That suggests they WILL go back to the Mountbatten centre track eventually?
Dave - am sure you're right...
Hi All - Loved the London reports, some cracking races in there, especially CD and Baines. I was at the Red Lion for a couple of hours but don't know/recognise anyone enough to say hi!
Noticed the Vitality 10,000m mentioned. Have done it the last 5? years, but going for the masters mile champs this year instead. Try as hard as you can to get near the front, as Trafalgar sq on the way out is a nightmare! It seems to get skinnier through there each year.
And although it's great that club runners get free places, the slower ones don't always go to the back of the pen, so you end up trapped. Put it this way, 2 years ago there was someone with helium balloons tied to her hair in front of me, that kept bobbing in my face. An indication that the start isn't going well
Have been catching up on 3 weeks of threads and really
inspired by the had slogs at VLM.
It’s been a ‘fun’ recent few getting ready for Liverpool, 26
May. After 2 months of rebuilding, I got the complete all-clear from the Physio
on my hip impingement, back to no noticeable strength imbalance and zero pain. It’s
been a long road, every evening for up to an hour on stretching and strength exercises,
so we were both was delighted. Did the 3-week-out long run, 25 miles at 3h02
feeling very comfortable.
Then…THEN! I had to work over the bank holiday weekend and
chose to spend it at the kitchen table instead of the proper home office in the
shed, broke myself again! My hunching over did my shoulder in. I have been in
agony for days. I don’t want to skip sessions in the taper so my 18m last
weekend was running the whole time with a pain level 'stitch-like'. ‘It’s
only pain’, was my mental mantra to get me round, I was nearly crying in parts
but had to be done.
It is finally coming right, slowly, with more physio and evening
exercises, so should make it to start line. I am too scared to cost how much I have
spent at the physio and the MRI since March!
And I have a bloody head cold today, but I am laughing in
its face, least of my problems.
9 more days to go, come on body, hold it together!
Metatarsalgia - I think I recall having that once, and it was the only injury that I actively got rid of by putting my feet in as hot water as I could handle, and dramatically wiggling the toes...
Maybe I only had a minor version.