Hills and track

Mixing it up on a nice sunny Sunday morning.

Like everyone else running has taken a back seat for me during lock down.

I have been able to get out for a few trots and take part in a couple of virtual events but proper session training has been non existent until today.

I am very lucky as near where I live in Chineham we have an 375m community track that was built for London 2012.

It’s not an oval, it has an odd kink in it, it’s only got one lane and it’s not 400m but it suits me fine as, you can do a lung bursting sprint down the main straight. (The other straight has overhanging tree branches you have to duck under)

It was fun and I enjoyed myself as, being a mindful runner, I really am being very appreciative of everything I have along with everything I can do.

I am lucky.


One Up

This week is the Centurion Running elevation challenge called One Up.

I’m going to be out every day going up and down as many slopes as I can find around my home town of Basingstoke.

We do have hills in some places but I prefer to stay local and not travel during the current pandemic.

It’s all for fun and it also supports the charity Mind.

I have absolutely no idea how high I will be able to go as per the target chart, it’s just going to be fun finding out.

As it’s not a timed race and I will have plenty of opportunities to rest and take photos I’ll be using the hashtag #centurioncommunity on my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts.

Good luck everyone else taking part.