I couldn't quite believe it when Frances wrote on FB that you'd dropped because of your knee. You'd managed many harder/longer runs on it this summer and to have it stop you now seems cruel. Seems like you made the right choice, I hope you're bouncing along again soon. See you in turbo-trainer-land.
Unlucky. Still, the journey to this weekend must have been good, all that time in the Cairngorms. You'll be back.
The training has been great fun - it was a bit weird running in the hills with loads of other people about! Not sure i'd do the race again, but might just go back on my own to prove to myself i can get round in the time i thought i could :-)
Would much prefer grumpy and in one piece