Thanks to my family for getting out the house an hour earlier (and for sitting around in the car for half an hour or so) and to Gladstone parkrun for holding a New Years day event at the right time which enabled me to run a parkrun this morning and make it up the M1 in time for New Years day in Leicestershire with family.
Parkrun event number 26 at my 13th venue done and my first for 2015. 24 to go and it would be nice to get another 12 venues along the way.
I started off regretting only short sleeves as I shivered at the start, I chatted to a few others but as they were new park runners I was non the wiser on the course details. We started and I followed along and soon stopped worrying about what the course was. I was feeling good after lots of running at BMF yesterday so went with my initial pace towards the front and tried to stick at it. The undulating (bloody big hills) course was a little leg sapping and my hamstrings were shouting after yesterdays efforts but some long downs helped me along a bit. At least it was mostly tarmac so apart from one very big puddle my new running shoes were saved the worst of the mud.
5K run for Janathon day 1.
The rest of my Janathon efforts of the day involved a breif lap of a dark field with a Black Lab (the dog ran (we assume) we trudged) or were wine bottle related…
Happy New Year.