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BIG NEWS (amply justifying the vulgar use of capitals). John and Jo – two of the Cardiff posse – have dropped out of running the marathon, leaving Ian and myself to face the Big Apple alone. Obviously, this is a real shame but they've decided to turn their attentions to something closer to home, probably a European run at some point this year.
There were a variety of reasons but personally I think they were just a little bit intimidated by my scary levels of physical fitness. Made it round my second training run yesterday in 1.30:23. Agonisingly close to the mystical hour and a half but a significant improvement on the first attempt. I have, however, made the valuable discovery that running when it's warm really takes it out of you. Might plan the weather a bit better for future outings (and yes, I have the power to do that).
In related news, the Leamington Observer are on the case for a bit of publicity so look out for that in the coming days.
Yours as ever