A fabulous and mucky 9.5 miles in the forest this morning for me in ideal conditions. Sunny, mild and overnight rain made for extremely deep, wet mud. Met a friend part way through for a mini-trot (she is recovering from injury). We had a swift coffee and she, rather eccentrically, led me into the undergrowth to search for holly which she uses to decorate her gaff. So last part of the run involve running with handfuls of holly. Off up to Shropshire this weekend to see in-laws and step kids so not sure I will manage a run... poss a park run if I get my act together.. Have a great weekend all
Birky- sounds fantastic! Gutted Jo Pavey didn't win..
Lily- nice running
Swittle- vulpine adventures I often see foxes on my runs in the evening, and they are VERY tame around here. Went out last night for a 6 mile trot and saw two very brave foxes who just sat in the road and let us pass them. I love them actually. Except when they piss on my front door step :-/
Me- the first time I've successfully gone really off piste in the forest on my own (world's crappest sense of direction)-- and *not* got lost. I usually need to take a friend with navigation skills, or stay on the main paths. So I am feeling really pleased with myself. It seems I maybe turning into one of those crazy ladies who knows that if you go 100 paces from the gorse bush, in a south west direction, it will take you to a dirt track and towards a clearing
The mud was awesome- lots of it was icy and crunchy, other parts very thick and wet. About 7.5 miles of fun
or this lot might be more up your street. Don't know much about them but they look young / bit hipper than some running club types and I've seen them at a couple of races I've done locally- they look like a nice bunch