Just looked in on this old friend (thread). A pleasant surprise to see there have been a few posts!
Thanks TB! All the very best to you. Didn't know you moved. Hope it is rocking out well.
I miss this thread.
Also no longer a Harrier, but joined Manchester Front Runners. Mainly because they are LGBT friendly. Not that harriers aren't. You have all been nice. They only know me as Paula, so that helps. They are also lovely. It is more to do with running slightly more locally and new beginnings.
This has been a very tough year, emotionally,, Running wise I used to be quite confident but now am very slow and need to reset my goals. I have needed to concentrate on my mental well being and running has taken a back seat for quite a while really. But what are my running goals? Just to keep going I guess and enjoy the company of people I like and places running takes me and the health benefits of course.
I have missed a lot of people on this thread.
I really want to see more of you guys now things are settling down. I am doing some more of the xc season I hope but do not want to do a marathon, but I do want to do more trail and off road stuff I think.
Anyway, I am on fb, but it's not like this thread is it?
BHB - I have avoided running recently due to unwanted harassment!
Actually, I basically haven't run much as I don't have the confidence to pound the streets.
I might venture to the Mersey but haven't found the courage yet. It is all a bit difficult at the moment. I have done a few group runs and a fell race (which was amazing|) but I am very wary of public spaces. Too self conscious.