Been going to Macclesfield a couple of times a year for 17 years and I've never yet been when it hasn't rained at least once when we've been there, even in the summer!!! Every time I've done this route it's been boggy so as I've got to do more of it this time thought it was time to get some shoes
I was at the blue start last year and there didn't seem to be any actual pens as such, just boards with numbers or something on so it seemed like you could start where you liked. Admittedly I started right at the back as I was injured and didn't want to get in the way of everyone, and it may be a lot stricter at the front. There are a hell of a lot less people at the blue start so you would also get a faster pace for the first three miles
Hello everyone, old and new Not been about for a while as I've had a lot going on; work's been busy, and I've been put on medication for my depression which has taken a lot of getting used to. Plus I tend to stay away from things during December as I don't cope with the silly season very well.
So, still off the booze, was 2 years in November, so really pleased. I'm finally getting seen by a psychiatric specialist to assess what my mental health problems actually are, it may be depression or there is a possibility that I may be bi-polar, which would explain a lot of things!
Training for the VLM is going ok, albeit as run/walk so that my biomechanics problem can sort itself out. I managed 10 miles on Saturday with only minor hip or knee pain on the actual run and no stiffness either the yesterday or today, which is a first for a long time so the 30 minutes of stretching and rollering every day is obviously helping!
I tend to be careful when faced with mud and stuff, mainly as I've had a history of injuries which we've only just found the route cause of and I'd rather go slow and easy than risk going over while I'm still working on putting everything right. The boggy stuff will only be an occasional run really, when I'm visiting people up north; I live in the east so it's not as wet here!
I've ordered a couple of pairs of trail shoes in the sales and will see what they are like when they get here. Thanks every one