Running on holiday does often mean first thing, or last thing after we've been out for the day, but that's the good thing about running - its usually less than an hour either end of the day,with the odd longer morning. Now the kids are teens its easier as they don't want to go anywhere anyway!
It's not so much a keenness to exercise Ric, but a desire to be out and about in the beautiful Yorkshire scenery! Best bet would be cycling, as the roads round here were made for it. Trouble is, my stupid car won't take rear cycle rack and I never found time to sort out a roof one.
If I only ever ran completely niggle free, then I'd never run!
Staines is a pretty quick course, and not that bad to run round Pete - I've done worse! It does suffer from a lack of reliability in numbers at the sharp end I guess.
Lots of hills and lots of hill walking have limited the mileage this week, so a 4 (fell) 5.3 (fell) and an 8.5M (hilly, but very scenic, road) this morning. I hurt my knee on the very steep, stepped descent off Whernside yesterday, probably just exacerbating wear and tear from a lot of steep stuff since Sunday. It was quite painful on this morning's run (mind you, so was my hamstring and adductor!!). This was followed by an 8M fell walk where I was hobbling by the end. Day off tomorrow, so hope it heals by Friday, as I want to do a long fell run then...
6th SG? You must be counting every time I leave HW as a holiday! To be fait though it is my 4th proper break, but I'd rather spend my time and money on some quality time nearsome hills than on a flash car or house...
Yes Matt, half-term in Yorkshire. The Devine's were back early from the Pyrenees, so the race was earlier in the year - stroke of luck for me. I'd have done Great Whernside on the way yesterday as well, but my kids refused to3 get up at 5am. Bloody selfish I reckon! Darren F is definitely one of a kind! I met him at the FRA nav course a few years back. He's a big Hawkwind fan, which might explain why he has the peculiar mental state to want to run at least 2 fell races a week for 7 years!!!