Ugh, work just gets in the way of running!
Well, to be more accurate, gets in the way of writing about running... sorry about that.
I was always skeptical that I could break any personal bests at 51 years old, and 10 years after getting into middle distance running in a serious way. But Keith insisted that it would happen, and was confident enough to assert that "if you don't, you'll be the first"!
So 8 weeks ago, at the British Master's Athletic Federation indoor t&f championship, I broke my all time indoor 800m time, with a 2:07.64. I've had a number of 2:08's before, but this is the first time I've gone under that mark. And I don't even like the indoors!
That time was not good enough to take the MV50 title like I had done last year. But it was a much more rewarding race in that I had friends Adrian Haines and Gary Burnett, and the brilliant newcomer Dominic Bokor-Ingram to race with this year. We all finished within 2.5s of Adrian's 2:05.08, and I just managed to hold off Gary for the bronze.
Roll on the summer!