Skins problem wrote:
So Rob's wikipedia page still lists his 5k PR as 15:56. I recall on this thread we had it pinned down to about 18:55. Rob's local parkrun is Richmond and I presume athlete Robert HP Young is Rob. His 5k PR is listed there as 20:01. I know Kev and other supporters say that Rob just runs these 5ks for fun, as part of his daily marathons but it would be good if Rob turned up at the parkrun and lowered his PR to 17:XX. That would impress me more than any of his obscure multi-day ultramarathon records.
But see, Rob is a mythical creature of pure endurance. His forte is logging 80+ miles without stopping. His ability to endure pain and push through the miles is congruent with the amount of abuse he suffered as a child, which means he is superhuman. A fast 5k??? It takes 30 miles just to get him warmed up, what an efficient machine!