Postscript to last evening. Training partner (Dale- a miler in his youth - who reminded me we raced a 400 same time last year and chased me down the home straight) had some useful insights and got to talking about track stars of yesteryear . Impressive knowledge of US and non US distance runners- rattling off 'household" names like milers Jim Ryun, Marty Liquori, Herb Elliot, John Landy, Seb Coe, Steve Cramm and distance guys like, Lasse Viren, Rob De Castella, Derek Clayton, Gordon Pirie and a Brit whose name I forget but was known for running off the front setting WRs but never medalled in a major championship. Reminded me of my Gordon Pirie story (5 and 3k WR and olympic medallist as a Brit who became a Kiwi); I once beat Gordon ..... in an O race :-) ( APOC 1980 Canberra Australia and my first big outing- recall 19th and something like 100 mins for 16k). Oh well enough of such reminiscence.