Posted: 24/03/2016 at 11:27
Good running going on here and some great race times. Well done to all .
Steve Mac - I enjoyed reading your report, and a big chunk off your pb .
Big G - you're really lucky to be able to get so close to those animals
I also have a Flipbelt - courtesy of a voucher received at Yorkshire last October. I just needed something to put my phone and keys in and so far it seems ok.
Shades - I still have most weekends booked up till at least August, but quite a few of those are LDWA (or type) challenge events. I do like the leisurely pace of those events . I'm trying to get out with my local group too.
In fact I did a LDWA event last Sunday - Pick n Mix in Bucks. Interesting concept - there were 6 routes on option (12m, 3x 8m, 6m and 5m) and you could literally pick and mix. I chose the 12m, one of the 8m and then the 6m to make up 26m. (A friend of mine did the 12m then all 3x 8m ). You came back to HQ (in a school, so proper toilets and good refreshments) each time to pick up your new set of instructions. Most people did the 12m first so there was quite a lot of company - and lots of people to consult when the instructions were a bit vague or we wandered off track. Good weather, beautiful countryside and hardly any mud! I ran (slowly) on the downs and the flats, but walked all up-hills. Just about managed to keep pace with some of the walkers . Started the 8m in company with a few runners I knew but they quickly disappeared and I ran the rest alone, checking and double checking the route. Also spent some time admiring the red kites who were giving an aerobatic display just over my head . The 6m route I did entirely by myself and found it the hardest as there were so, so many stiles. Then with less than 2m to go I missed a turning. Well, actually I saw the footpath, thought it was the right one but then dismissed it as I couldn't see the farm sign on the other side of the lane. So I had a lovely long run down a tiny lane, passing a few other farms, until I reached the main road at the bottom. It took me 14 mins to walk back up to the footpath and then I did see the farm sign but it was on a bungalow!! Enjoyable day out - pleased that I managed the navigation on my own (and even used my compass) - but still not feeling as fit as I want to be.