So, what’s it called when you exactly equal your PB? To the second. Is that an EPB? Yesterday, along with about 14,000 others I ran the lovely Royal Parks half marathon. 13.1 miles and I couldn’t have found one more second somewhere? Ah well. It was a good day for Team Guardian with both myself and Adharanand making the top twenty in our respective gender categories. Time for a misspelled Guardian team kit?
The Royal Parks is a brilliantly Adidas Zx 750 Herren
organised race given such huge New Balance 574 Femme
numbers, with a stunning route through Nike Air Max 97 Womens
central London and of course those parks. It seems to have a pact with the weather gods, too - I’ve done it three years in a row and it is always absolutely perfect for running. My only gripe is that I’m not sure why it’s not UKA-affilliated, though I confess this is mainly out of vanity - it means my two equal-best times therefore don’t appear on my Power of 10/ Run Britain profile.
I’m not sure if any other runners can report issues, but it’s also notable for me in being one of the few races where - despite sheer numbers - people do seem to start largely in the right pen - a gripe I was moaning about only the other week. Though talking of race etiquette - to the chap who attempted repeatedly to engage me in conversation at about mile six, when I was having Nike Air Presto Womens
a bad moment - seriously? Did I Adidas Nmd Femme
look like I was up for a chat? If only Nike Cortez Mens
I had had the spare lung capacity ...
So runners, what did your weekend hold for you? Fellow Royal Parks-runner, Yorkshire marathoner, or some medal bling from one of the many other races this weekend? Share all - whether races, training or jogging with the kids - below the line as always.