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  • Look who popped up on FB over the weekend... https://www.facebook.com/runnersworlduk/posts/1734145279973663
  • This thread moves so fast, just missed a few days and Iain seems to have run 3 ultras!! Amazing! And well done to Big G for running so well at DD - sounds like a great race, but I’m not tempted for 2019! Big G - I really want to go to the Dolomites…
  • Very envious of your running routes this week, Big G, looks so beautiful! Steve - another great ultra and great race report. Impressive, speedy finish. Shades - so glad you’ve finally got out for a run. I’m sure the fitness will come back quickly,…
  • Sorry, but I have to agree with Shades and Big G re that medal! And I feel that the current trend for more expensive race add-ons is pricing lots of people out of races. Went  to watch the Night of the 10,000 PBs again on Saturday. Great racing (th…
  • Well done Cal, that’s a good chunk off last year’s time. Hope you’re not suffering too much from the chaffing!
  • Shades - not you as well with tonsillitis! Are you on any antibiotics for it? My son’s on a 10-day course which seemed to kick in quite quickly, so he’s been OK for exams this week. Apparently pineapple is supposed to help. Hope you feel better soon…
  • Shades - just seen those mini Soreen bars on offer in my local Sainsburys! 
  • Cal - you seem to be flying right now, just in time for Liverpool! Maybe you will surprise yourself with the time. Glad you are over the shingles now. Ian - glad your found parking OK and congratulations on the win! Big G - just shows how much t…
  • Mamafox - we’ll done on the marathon and for surviving the camping! How many marathons is that for you now? If 4:05 as a PW is pretty impressive. Big G - really glad that Claire’s race was another success. It’s a lovely way for everyone to remember…
  • Big G - I think Tom has issue with the fact that often the focus is on exercise as a simple solution rather than tackling the really poor diets that most people have. For example many big corporations (McD, Kellogg’s) use exercise in their marketing…
  • Big G - I tried to see Skid Row Marathon last night. I called up the cinema as their website was down and they said to just turn up. But when I got there, they said they were no longer showing it due to technical problems! V frustrating as apparentl…
  • Hi Shades!  Sorry for being AWOL for a few weeks. I’ve just logged on and have 1628 notifications from RW. Thanks to Shades for the handy marathon summary I can see how well you’ve all been doing. Well done to Cal, Steven, Robert and OTB for smashin…
  • Great PB Big G! I assume your leg was OK then!!! 
  • Cal - you flushed a mouse down the bog?!!! You do realise that the next time you are sitting on the throne, it might crawl back up to say hello. 
  • Big G/Ian - yes I’ve found lots of new routes via Strava and it’s interesting seeing who pops up on the segments. Shades - Strava was set up by cyclists and used to be mainly for cyclists. The thing you get with Strava that you don’t see on RB, is …
  • Jelly - sounds like your mum is being really well looked after. That’s rubbish that people are commenting on your pace on Strava! I enjoy Strava as it’s an easy way of keeping track of my runs and race times. When I do the same race again, I like …
  • I’m Orange A. OH is Orange B - I think I must have been a bit optimistic when I our predicted times on the forms!
  • Blimey, this thread moves fast! Had half term last week which involved visiting Leeds uni’ with my oldest for a taster day and then having a House of Commons tour and afternoon tea to celebrate him turning 18. Cal - I’ve now got my Big Half number …
  • Steve - someone else mentioned Vit D and said their GP had recommended that most people should take supplements for it, esp. in Winter. So I’ve been taking it for the last week! I’ll try anything. Glad the Achilles was OK on your run, Ian. I envy a…
  • It’s got an amazing field so would be a good race to watch. Hopefullly some of the front end speed will make us go faster too!
  • Hi Shadies, I keep trying to catch up on the thread but the longer I leave it, the more there is to read! Sorry to hear that Shades and Cal have been having back problems. But good to see that you have both been able to keep running. Hopefully you …
  • Shades, I tried the new Guides on my 10 miles this morning. They didn’t feel a lot different to my other Guides tbh, maybe a bit less rigid and more responsive but probably a similar level of support and nice and bouncy. It felt as if I had more roo…
  • Hi Shades, the guy in the shop who I know has worn most of the Guides and says these ones are very different. The lacing is different and the material feels a bit more like a fly knit. 
  • Shades - no, the shoes are the new Saucony Guide ISOs. They feel a bit different to the other Guides, less built up and rigid than the Guide 10s (which I’ve never owned). I haven’t got the latest model in a shoe for years, but figured as it’s a xmas…
  • Big G - I found that when I was completely teetotal for a year, it sparked more conversations than now. People would try and tempt me and say ‘I bet you can’t wait until the end of the year’. But now, people know that I don’t really drink and don’t …
  • Big G - about 3 years ago I gave up drink for a year (just decided on NYE!) After a couple of months, I really didn’t miss it and then on the following NYE, I had one drink and ended up with a hangover! So nowadays I really don’t drink much - probab…
  • Ian - good luck with the physio, that’s good that you’ve got an early appointment. I’d trust the physio’s diagnosis over the GP’s. Hopefully you can manage it without having to have a break from running. I’ve had it mildly in the past and didn’t not…
  • Big G - I hope you start feeling better soon. Don’t rush back into running, it’s freezing out there! I thought I’d be signing up to London at the last minute too, but really don’t fancy those long runs right now. I’d be more tempted by an autumn mar…
  • Big G - I saw that KFC tweet, lol! I actually don’t think we in the UK are in a great position to laugh at the US though, given the last 12 months over here. 11 miles this morning. My foot felt when I got up like I might have the PF returning, but …
  • Nice trainers, Jelly. I got some new ultra boosts for Xmas, and my son had a discount code and for them for £65. I had to send them back though as they were too big, and when I tried to reorder, the discount code no longer works so they are £105! I …