Yup, Wokingham was also bracing. I'd forgotten, but thanks for the reminder!
I love races to be bracing......as long as its dry....hanging around at the start in pissing down rain isn't nice.....
Ye-e-e-e-es, I was at Wokingham too last year and "bracing" is one way of describing it
I remember both Wokingham and Reading half-marathons being wet and cold, and in both I remember struggling to change my runing shoes when I got back to the car.
Looks like Wokingham this weekend will be the same
No drought this summer - official:
I think I have "trenchfoot".....
Last spring the Royal Parks replaced some turf under the trees in Green Park. It's all gone now, just mud
Living by the sea I have the unparalleled joy of being blown to absolute heck and beyond by gale force winds. In fact I am thinking of learning to sail so I can learn how to tack thus use the wind to my advantage no matter which way it is blowing - seemingly a headwind in any direction.
I have however discovered an excellent website where one can share their annoyance with fellow annoyeds www.vestandrants.com
I wouldn't mind a bit of "bracing" weather now and again but this has been going on far too long! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
The sun is shining, yay
Out for a brisk and hilly 5 miler, staying well clear of the river. Wokingham Half on Sunday, looks like more rain just ahead of it but clear-ish on the day. Phew.
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March 2012 I did a duathlon and it was baking hot - real summer weather. We sunbathed after. March 2013 and I was climbing through snowbanks 10 feet tall. I'm doing the duathlon again this year - I might need huskies.
Biggest mistake I've made in a duathlon was at the Dambuster (national champs), March last year, when I decided that leaving my gloves off for the bike leg might save me a bit of time in transition. Oh. Dear.
I'm trying not to complain too much about the weather here, we've got it pretty light compared to west country folk.
I'm in the West Country, not far from Dawlish. I'm no expert, but the train line there looks it's going to need some "propping up".
Fantastic, yet again the news will be about a spot of rain down south.
A spot of rain?
Perhaps you should go down and see it for yourself? Take waders.
agree with max though.
if the weather is bad up north or in scotland you rarely hear about it.....in the south and its everywhere you look......
we had sunshine and blueskies today for a while...amazing break in the weather
tomorrow local park run has had to be cancelled due to the high chances of the branches coming down off the trees in the gales
The old West Country isn't usually referred to as part of "down south", in fairness. The usual stories on the local news are to do with runaway cows from a field, or the closing of a phone box
I suppose this is quite a big story though as this is the train line down to Plymouth and onto Cornwall and it's going to be out of action for an estimated six weeks. Not forgetting all the poor sods who have been washed out.
Seren, our local parkrun (Killerton in Exeter) is cancelled too, due to safety reasons.
Our cross country tomorrow has been shortened......
seems pointless to me...if everyone travels all that way to run then it doesn't matter if you run 8k or 10k does it...once you are wet and muddy it stays that way until you stop
You are not wrong about 'News' in the west country Big G. Some time ago the front page on the local paper was 'Hub-caps stolen'
A nice bit of flooding is a god send for local news-hounds
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