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  • Quick check in to congratulate SBD on a great performance. Not perfect conditions so to go sub 3 is tremendous.  Not so impressive from me I'm afraid - I probably didn't pay the course enough respect and having faded badly in the final 10 to end up…
  • Gul - you're a star. So pleased for you. Will hopefully act as an inspiration for tomorrow.  Great to catch up with SBD for a coffee after I'd manage to survive the bunfight at the Expo. Way way more crowded than all my experiences of the London Ex…
  • Greetings from a rather drizzly Boston, Massachussetts!! Firstly, a huge belated congrats to Stevie and Nicko for stellar performances at Manchester. Sounds like your both executed plans fantastically. Sorry to hear about the bereavement Birch - h…
  • Quick dip in to wish Nicko and Stevie all the very best for today's race - in the oft used words on this thread, DBS! Sounds like a tough course at the relays yesterday - did you hear Andy V coming up behind you DT? I trust you managed to get a dip…
  • Evening all - do I hear the sounds of early taper madness? Nicko - agree with you about Ashton Ct parkrun. Definitely a guaranteed negative split on that one. Impressive weekend runs being recorded here - sharpening is the order of the day now. G…
  • SBD - ref Stevie's question, are you up for doing the parkrun before Boston? Am thinking of heading over there, then calling in at the Expo on the way back. Poacher - tickets for the Red Sox already bought; Italian sounds good (any recommendations)…
  • Never tried dried fruit in the morning of a race, unless you count raisins in the porridge! 95 miles Speedy - impressive stuff. Do you reckon you'll be on for sub-3 again? Boston (US) is 3 weeks tomorrow (15 April); Gul will be getting things start…
  • SBD - that's interesting. Didn't realise that the numbers were based on ranking. I'm 8251 which suggests I'm in top 30% of qualifiers - sounds rather high. Great to be starting off at the front of the wave, but I guess I won't be overtaking too many…
  • SBD - I'm in Wave 2, corral 1 which I'm seeing as a good thing as I'll have an extra lie-in vs you folks in Wave 2! All getting rather close now. DT - I'm a fan of the beet shots, but I also like the taste of beetroot juice. I've tended to buy 6 at…
  • Stevie - sounds like confidence is high. Good stuff.  Badbark - sorry to hear that you're still unable to run. Very frustrating. A plank for 4:30 is pretty darned impressive. I struggle to get close to 2 mins. And what's an air squat?! OO - thanks…
  • OO - just seen your post about your eldest. Sorry for not noticing it earlier. Glad she's OK but it must have been very worrying for you and the family. Best wishes to you all. 
  • Impressive stuff Nicko - 22 miles with 13 at MP is a tough ask.  Equally impressive from SBD - I think I once managed a fast(ish) 5K on a treadmill but a sub-40 10K is beyond comprehension. Was this in the gym or do you have a treadmill at home? P…
  • Congrats to both SBD and G-Dawg -conditions clearly weren't ideal today and having been nearly blown off my feet running on Epsom Downs, I know how windy it was, so to both put in such great performances is very impressive.  Good stuff from Ian up …
  • Would be good to meet up SBD - will PM you back. Tough session there DT - pretty consistent pacing with the exception of a super rapid final one. Congrats OO - 1:25 and a bit on a tough course in adverse conditions is a great marker.  Great to he…
  • Rainy and windy when I woke up this morning so ditched the idea of a trip round the M25 for the Dartford Half and headed out onto the trails for a muddy 15 miles to bring up 45 for the week.  SBD - sounds a good plan. We've got an airbnb booked for…
  • Great 10K a few days ago Gul - hope you're enjoying the rest this weekend Great mileage there SBD - I've never got close to 300 in a month when there are 31 days, let alone 28. Have you sorted your Boston accommodation and travel plans out yet? DT…
  • Evening all. That's a real bu88er to say the least Badbark - no wonder you're sounding so down. Any idea how long it'll take to heal? Just to reassure us all Gul - what time is "very late to bed" for you such that you weren't able to get out until…
  • Great stuff Gul - super performance and way way faster than me this morning. Ran the 4 miles over to the Mole Valley parkrun and then went round in about 21.30. Yes, it was hilly but I still feel as though I'm lacking some pace. The only consolation…
  • Great going OO - super consistent pacing and bodes really well for London. Are you staying out in Sevilla long enough to enjoy the post marathon feeling there?  Congrats to you to as well DT - feels like a real confidence booster. That's a gutter …
  • G-Dawg - are you not running in the XC league race next weekend? Gul - good mileage there. Looking in fine shape for Boston.  Speedy - hope that it's nothing too serious with your throat. I see that it's so cold there that the health authorities …
  • Afternoon folks - been a busy last couple of weeks so haven't found the time to post, but have been keeping up with news on Jools' music loving cat, a bonkers session on the treadmill from SBD and some speedy racing and training all round. Great par…
  • Badbark - heard that on my run this morning! Always great to hear your name there. Impressive session this morning. OO - I thought it was always chilly in the North East!  Good going this morning G-Dawg.  Just over 16 miles for me this morning …
  • +1 for the run up to Arthur's Seat. I always make a point of staying so where within striking distance of there if I've got an overnight in Edinburgh.  Great effort from your Mum Nicko. Looks like there will be more spectators than runners in Chand…
  • Poacher - great. Will be there, enjoying the opportunity to have a drink without feeling like my legs are going to collapse under me! Short sharp one this morning - just over 3 miles but picked up the pace on the up and downhill stretches, just to …
  • $358?! Crikey G-Dawg. I thought the $200 or so for Boston was bad enough. Makes you appreciate London although TBH given the demand I'm surprised they don't jack the price up a bit. Good double doubles there BTW. PMJ - wasn't it Febulous? Definitel…
  • 19.4 miles up to the top of Leith Hill and back - pretty much all off road with a total of 2,300 ft of elevation as it included a few other uphill parts. Good to get it in the bag, although felt rather exhausted and managed to fall asleep for a whil…
  • Great to catch up with Birch at the parkrun this morning - hope to be able to do this run again some time in the future if we ever up sticks and move up to Yorkshire!  OO - was your daughter also doing the Sheffield Hallam parkrun this morning? If …
  • Welcome back Jools. Sorry to hear about the injury but hopefully the road to recovery won't be too long.  Nicko - sounds like a tough choice and I guess depends on what sort of shape you're feeling in ref the sub-3 at the moment. If you think it's …
  • Thanks for the Boston tips folks. Looking forward to it, but short term focus is conquering the hills at the Sheffield Hallam parkrun on Saturday. Birch - I'll be in a blueish Comrades top and will be the one whose accent everyone laughs at when th…
  • 15 miles up and around Box Hill this morning to bring up just over 50 for the week. Was a few minutes slower than the time I'd normally do that route, but putting it down to the cold and also having run every day for the last fortnight. Will just be…