January’s race was the Moorland Multiterrain run by the Town & country Harriers from the Avon riding centre for the disabled. It was an excellent race – very friendly marshalls, an interesting mix of surfaces and plenty of stiles, fences and bridges to keep it interesting. Plus a section where I was knee-deep in muddy water – giving up the dream of dry feel early on paid off as tip-toeing round the early muddiness would have been a massive waste of time!
All in all, a very fun morning, it felt like hard work and I was quite a bit slower than other cross-country 10k’s but I overtook quite a few people and I haven’t really been training so all in all not too bad.
February’s race is a 10 miler and includes a hill which is so steep that there’s a rope to hold onto on the way down! I’ve been enjoying my martial arts and fitness classes so much lately that there’s not been a lot of time for running but I’m going to have to up my game. This triathlon business is looking pretty scary!