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I’ve just got back from a 7.5 mile slow run, and I was very glad to get home and out of a swirling bitterly cold northeast wind. Surprisingly the strong winds didn’t deter the many runners, and even more cyclists, that I saw out enjoying their Sunday exercise. Personally I think I’d be nervous of cycling along the Derwent Walk in these gusty winds, as some parts are higher up than the surrounding countryside and quite exposed, but there again I’ve never seen anyone come to grief so maybe the wind doesn’t affect cyclists as much as it does my puny 7 stone body - a sudden gust can have me running sideways instead of forwards.
Running Fox I hope you’re still popping in on here to catch up. I tried to post a comment on your blog page but couldn’t work out how to do it, anyway I just wanted to say please don’t stop blogging; just because people don’t necessarily comment on your posts it doesn’t mean they aren’t interested in them. I always find them interesting, instructive and inspiring.
Running Fox, what do you mean by “....become the local poacher again”. Again? Is this something you can share with us? I hadn’t realised we had so many law breakers on this forum, poachers, MOT dodgers, next I’ll be reading that HS has been arrested for fighting over the bikes at his spinning class!
HS we have a number of very good runners at our club in their 70s and 80s (including at least one UK record holder). It’s very encouraging for the younger runners to see these oldies turning out each week and training alongside them. It’s certainly changed my view of what we can achieve as we grow older.
We’re booked into the Premier Inn at the coast for a couple of days and have been enjoying a walk in the sunshine this morning. We came over yesterday so I could go training with the club last night (first time for weeks) and today I have a physio appointment booked, then Steve has a training course at the sailing club tomorrow. I had intended doing the parkrun tomorrow as it’s virtually right outside the Premier Inn, but unfortunately it’s cancelled this week, so I’ll go for a run along the coast instead. Our club is hosting an athletics meeting at our track tomorrow afternoon so if the weather holds I’ll go along to watch that.
I enjoyed training last night as we started the session with drills, which isn’t something we normally do. Then we had a track session and my group had a wheelchair athlete training with us (in preparation for the GNR). It was a bit strange having her alongside us as we ran around the track, she had to keep close to us as a number of other training groups were using the track (and field area) as well so it was a bit crowded.
Oh dear WtnMel, that sounds like a horrible run. Nasty weather and inconsiderate teammates.
I’m sure it was thoughtlessness though rather than a case of deliberately ignoring you. A similar thing happened to me when I first joined our club. We had to run from the club to a particular location where that evenings training was due to take place. The runners split into two groups, one group of slower runners (as I later learned) taking one route and the other group taking a different route. I wasn’t aware of the distinction at the time and followed what turned out to be the fast group, who rapidly upped their pace after half a mile and lost me. Fortunately I knew the way so arrived somewhat out of breath (and rather annoyed) just as training had started. As with your experience I don’t think it was done on purpose, it was just a case of no one being given the task of looking after the newcomer. Everyone assumed someone else was keeping an eye on me.
I’m sure now that Clare has “spoken” to your teammates it won’t happen again. Good for you for putting aside your annoyance and buying them all birthday coffees.