When will someone run Sub-2 in London

Firstly, a tragic death in London this weekend, widely covered in the press. It will likely be either hyponatraemia (too much fluid and too little salt) or heat stroke, given his age. Time will tell. One of the other questions was whether or not someone would run Sub-2. The answer was no. Firstly because it … Continue reading When will someone run Sub-2 in London

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Irony

The other week one of our Crickles members recorded something odd. He was cycling on Zwift (Zwift Fondo Wk1 Wo2), and is a keen cyclist, typically putting in 3-4 sessions per week. It’s ideal for the time-crunched, particularly over winter. He had been noticing something odd for a while, but he and his doctor had … Continue reading Irony

Michael Goolaerts

I was going to write about something else this weekend. But then I read that Michael Goolaerts had a cardiac arrest at Paris-Roubaix. He reportedly had a cardiac arrest after a crash and received CPR at the roadside. We don't know much more at the time of writing. He may have simply crashed and struck … Continue reading Michael Goolaerts

46:31

I have been in the 48:30s for my 10Ks so far. Mo Farah can sleep soundly in his bed. My fastest 10K, according to Strava, came during the Bristol Half Marathon last year (surprisingly). On Tuesday night, in my Nike’s I ran 46:31. About 2 minutes faster. So the shoes are better in the real … Continue reading 46:31

More Good News If You Are

An elite athlete. Shortly after writing my previous post, suggesting Tour de France riders live longer than normal people, I came across another study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. It was entitled "Mortality and health-related habits in 900 Finnish former elite athletes and their brothers". The link is here.   They looked at … Continue reading More Good News If You Are