Last night I ran another RR1o this one in Janesmoor pond in the new forest with my Club, Lordshill Road Runners, The RR10 league is a series of races organised by running clubs in south-west Hampshire for their members. The races are held on Wednesday evenings during the spring and summer and are great fun and this one was off road and and quite dry but Very hilly in fact it made the last one look flat as a pancake 🙂
I arrived in good time to have a chat with a few hiller’s before a very small warmup, after yesterdays 16 mile training run I had no intention of running to fast tonight so I did not do my normal 1 mile warm up. We then walked the 500 yards to the start and as soon as we arrived we had a quick briefing and we were off. Tonight I ran with my good pal Chris and we ran at a steady pace keeping our place through the race and had a lovely chat all the way 🙂 clearly not trying hard enough if we can hold a conversation but to be honest that was just what I needed for this one. Almost as soon as we were off we hit hill after hill they were relentless but we battled on and got through it finishing to a massive cheer at the end from our fellow faster hiller’s. I can only do 1 more RR10 because of race commitments and thats at Hursley so I look forward to that in a couple of weeks.
We finished off the night with a pint in the pub which was a lovely way to end the lovely evening, Mt running and training is going really well at the moment, I am upping my millage doing 1 longer run every week, Tuesday morning I ran 16 miles which is my longest solo race so far and I loved it, I normally choose a root with a nice mix of flats and hills and next week I am running over the itches bridge 🙂 wish me luck !
If you are thinking of getting into running or already do run bit are not part of a club I would urge you to look into joining one for days like this amongst other benefits, I have made some great friends already and the support is amazing, LRR are known to be a very friendly club so why not check them out, a great bunch of likeminded people, some running 5 minute miles and some 10 minute miles but all runners with a single goal to enjoy running !
Here are a few photos courtesy of Paul A Hammond