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  • Hello again, i am still in the land of the living although my racing days are over, i'm waiting for the results of an x-ray on my left knee which will dictate just what happens next. My family problems have been dealt with and the the best possibl…
  • Congratulations JJ, your  medal for bravery is long overdue Sadly, i need to take time out from the forum for a while, i have returned from Eastnor at the weekend to be confronted ( if thats the right word ) with some serious family matters which…
  • Just got back home from Tewkesbury, after completing Eastnor 8 mile multi-terrain, in some extreme muddy and hilly conditions. My legs are covered in little cuts and  bruises because on the down hill  sections it was difficult to stay on your feet.H…
  • Welcome back DD, i wondered where you had got to.  I've found time to run this afternoon, just a gentle little bimble of 5 miles in perfect conditions. I'm off to Eastnor Castle this weekend for a challenging 7 miler, in some extreme muddy cond…
  • TE, a belated well done from me as well. For me there just is'nt enough hours in the day to get everything in, this working full time caper is going to have to go! I've got both son and daughter buying new houses, so the pair of them want dads h…
  • Columba, i'm pleased you enjoyed your day. I've not been able to run for a day a two because of work, but  i got out today after watching my son playing football and got 5 miles in, it threw it down as soon as i started which made it quite a refre…
  • Nice day oop ere in Yorkshire, although in York, some of the roads are still affected with flood water, the ground is that saturated its just not soaking away. Spending the day doing some paperwork for my 27 year old son who is at last leaving hom…
  • Hello Mark, Worksop half marathon in Notts on 28th october won't be too far away for you perhaps. No running today work got in the way, again. Redhead, i did have a light breakfast 2 hours before i ran as usual.
  • JJ, congratulations, the cost of your Christmasses has just gone up ! Columba, i did in fact have breakfast, but the only regular running i have done is 4 and 5 miles, so to step up and push on further, particularly when i'm carrying a least a sto…
  • Redhead, you are looking as though you are well prepared for Beachy Head Mara. I've a bit of work to do to catch up for Brighton, however, today in the lovely sunshine put in my longest run since i ran London in April 2011, which probably explains…
  • Redhead, i hope you kepy yourself dry today. 5 miles tonight 54-52 my quickest since may, the weight is slowly coming off.
  • Redhead, Get out there girl, you're from liverpool not a  southern softie  
  • No running today as its footie night. Redhead, the waters are gradually subsiding, there are still a number of roads affected so not quite back to normal.
  • On the butterfly subject we get plenty of red admirals taking refuge in our garage for some reason, some at the time of year when you don't expect to see them. No running today, resting.
  • 7 miles done today in perfect conditions and the old knee came through okay. I'm beginning to feel good about my fitness again and there are signs especially on the weighing scales that the weight is coming off.  
  • B I. you've got one fine looking pooch. No rain today, but a lovely autumn evening, 3 miles just manage to get it in before it got dark.
  • We have chaos tonight in our beautiful City of York with the worst flooding in living memory, the  river ouse is not expected to peak until 8 o clock in the morning,so it is just getting worse, the emergency services are on full alert. It took my da…
  • Columba, its not so much the mud but the rough natural terrain that does it for me, out of 320 runners there was 4 of us in the over 60s section, and whilst i came 3rd out of the 4 of us, i was in 254th place overall. I'm not keen on  these modern m…
  • Absolute chaos in the North Yorkshire  area with flooding, a 30 mile stretch of the A1 which i travelled on yesterday was closed because its flooded. Redhead, i hope you soon get sorted with this breathing issue you've got, when i was told i had a…
  • Just got back in after a 240 mile drive back from Fenwick in Ayrshire where i've been running one of my madcap wild running events, Craufraudland 10k. I'm sorry you've had poor weather for your race TE, but up in Scotland its been glorious sunshin…
  • Columba, it takes me 5 hours, give or take 10 minutes for marathon, and sure feels like all day ! I turned the legs over tonight just for 3 miles, no real problems apart from bl**dy toothache after chipping a tooth this morning while eating cereal…
  • Redhead, i have every intention of going over that finish line at Brighton next year whatever the difficulties are. I suppose you with your problems, neither of us are able bodied at the moment but thankfully we have the leeway to get fit and well. …
  • Redhead, i'm going to  give it a few days, before i see the doc. and whislt i can say to you it would make sense to miss your 10k this weekend, i'm daft enough to run mine so watch this space..... The other thing i'm bothered about is that if i go…
  • The knee appears to be okay however my left ankle is now complaining and i'm just beginning to think it could be arthiritis, for the record i did'nt play footie, i have a 10k race at the weekend and i'm hoping i can still make it  Redhead, i don'…
  • Redhead, rest days are the secret weapon in any training plan. I'm resting too the knee is aching, trouble is, its footie night tomorrow.
  • BI, no evidence of spammers today for me. Another 3 miles after work tonight in very fine rain and worringly as i'm on this thread tonight my left knee is complaining and painful.
  • Columba, at the Sheff.Wed v Barnsley match.
  • Redhead, i hope everything gets sorted out for you soon. 5 miles this aft. and had to  battle against  the wind which took away some of  the  enjoyment. On the Hillsborough issue, the authorities were aware of problems with their policing policy…
  • Back onthis afternoon for 3miles in the pouring rain the road. TE, a lot of my running is done in the dark during winter, because i work full time, i actually quitre enjoy it. Redhead, i have asked my daughter for a lesson on how to download pho…
  • Back home from Liverpool and in need of some exercise after the wining and dining thats gone on in the last few days. Columba, well done on your Pb, taking 14 minutes off is a great achievement. JJ, it seems i belong to the group thats does not …