Today is just too bigger mountain to climb for our Tony Ellis... his shins are too painful to carry on. The dreaded Asics induced ACS has finally got him. He could if there was one day to go perhaps but as we are not quite half distance yet, it's time for him to call it a day.
It's a sad loss for the runners as we are now such a close knit group and losing him and Ade today will be a loss for us all.
Michelle is heartbroken to lose her running partner and guide... so it will be tough for her from now on. Stanley has one bad case of ACS on his right leg and is just setting off. Let's hope he gets thru the pain of the first few miles. He's just had a few tears with Tony and Ade as he started... he's an old softy really.
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