Nope, this isn’t one of those posts either, although it could have been in a hotel room😂. It’s been a funny old year. Last winter I trained hard, only to get one go at it and now I have to start winter training all over again. It can be so frustrating but at least I got some release last Sunday. When, eventually, I do get to perform, I can take solace in the fact, I will be well prepared. I’m talking road races here… where are you?
So last Sunday saw the running of the Haltemprice 10k. It’s pronounced Holtemprice, by the way… I dunno it’s just what I’m told… the wonders of the English language. I did wonder how 300 runners could do a 10k road race and maintain social distancing (incidentally it should be called, anti social distancing? I miss my cuddles!!)
But it was so well organised there were no distancing issues, we started in 3’s at five second intervals. Of course you need a large field/area close to the start for a holding pen. Anyaways this was my second and final chance this year and after all the setbacks with the Achilles I was fairly happy
The main point was I got to see so many old running comrades, mainly from parkrun, still cancelled after all this time. Funny but the old adage is so true, ‘You never miss it until it’s gone.’
So, a happy Sunday morning with a 5k PB at 22:23 and a second fastest 10k. A great run with Jo my adorable running partner and importantly, a lovely time with lovely friends, now that’s got to be good for your mental health? Be safe you lovely people. 😍😍xxx