Some Stuff About Me ......

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I live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire with my wonderful wife and soul-mate Helen. I have two incredible sons - Evan and Matthew - who are occasionally show up at home, usually when they're hungry or need money. The three of them are the best thing that ever happened to me and I love them all. I spent over 24 years in the Royal Navy, but since I packed it all in and got a proper job my life has gone from strength to strength and I've never looked back. I am a die-hard soul music fan and this remains a serious passion, but in recent years my life has been dedicated to running on the fells and trails of Northern England, it's what I was made for. Please read about my adventures and experiences ...

Sunday, 13 November 2011

A Grand Morning For it ...

Did the Burley Moor run yesterday morning, it was gorgeous weather - a bit of a surprise after a night of heavy rain - and although I wasn't feeling too brilliant (got some sort of cold/virus thing going on) it was a nice way to spend a morning.  Met pals Mark, Em and Carol at the start and also spotted some other mates from FE who actually live right on the doorstep of the race start!

Felt lousy for the first few miles, couldn't get moving at all and was frustrated by seeing Mark zoom away from me.  This was one of those races where footwear was a compromise, mudclaws were definitely called for as the conditions were seriously slippy,  however once up on the moor it was fast running on a hard -packed trail and I could  have done with something like my kanadias or roclites, those mudclaws just have zero cushion in them and I couldn't run as hard as I wanted.  That said, I picked up towards the end and the last two miles were much better, I made a load of places up and had a good run in.  Will have to go back here for some training, only 10 miles away and excellent terrain.