Sunday, 10 December 2017

“Snow Fun, No Fell Handicap!”

Due to impending heavy snow, on top of that already lying freezing on the ground, the Annual Fell Handicap was rightly cancelled  days before. But a Sunday morning group started from the Hollins and still went up Shutlingsloe where the wind chill was minus a lot! Running back to Langley and then home I clocked sixteen miles. Time for a snooze!

Week49. Weekly mileage 32. Annual mileage 979. Races 28.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

“Three Inch Nail!”

From going reasonably well on the second lap of the Manchester XC fixture at Kenworthy Fields I was brought to a grinding halt by a three inch rusty nail straight through the mudclaw sole and insole, sock and up into the little toe attaching all four together! Race end of. A&E visit , infection and tetanus jab means no running for a week at least. Will I be ready in my new inov8’s for next Sunday’s Fell handicap?

Sunday, 26 November 2017

“Final Harriers Magazine Run”

After over twenty years of delivering the club magazine time has finally caught up, making it the last one to be published in physical format. For the second day running the four and a half miles was in rain and hail showers.


It was good to get a couple of mentions, with a men’s V55 800m record of 2.46.7 and coming joint second in the men’s masters track and field champs!

Week 47. Weekly mileage 20. Annual mileage 27. Races 27.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

“Shuffalong Lane, Sleet And Hail!”






As usual the weather for the Cheddleton 10k pudding run was not kind! Wind, rain, sleet and hailstones all combined to make for a tough three laps. Taking it steady I was happy with a pedestrian 50.46.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

“Fell Handicap Half Recce”




Glorious sunny and clear morning for receeing the first half of the Fell Handicap, with a return via the forest. Eleven miles of perfect running.

Saturday, 4 November 2017