I'm not saying it was cold, BUT when I opened the front door to go out I half expected to see Dr Who's Ice warriors march past!
Thick frost covered everything and some of the side roads were doing good impressions of skating rinks!
I ran down to meet the guys for the Monday fartlek session at Ainsdale.
surprisingly there was a good turn out and even Doc Simon turned up, the rumours that he would never walk again let alone run after injury must have been highly exaggerated to say the least!
Also club chairman Steve attended wearing nothing more than shorts and a vest, we think he must be nuclear fueled or at least eats Ready brek for breakfast!
Brian found the only unslippy piece of pavement in the whole of Southport, which just happened to be the bridge over the railway line.
After a full Health and safety assessment check we signed the disclaimer form and were set to go!
Disclaimer; If I die through my own sillyness Brian accepts NO blame whatsoever X
10 or 12 efforts followed, my mind went a bit blank in the cold and i forgot to turn the Garmin on.
Most of the time i tried to hang onto young Steve Lewis, we were hitting sub 5 minute mile pace uphill on most of them!
On the final effort he blew me away [short anaerobic efforts have never been my strong point, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!].
After the session I ran back with Paul then finished with an extra couple of miles.
total time 1 hour 49 mins
With Steve McLean at the wheel there will soon be some exciting new stuff happening within the club, watch out for a new regular social meeting and new initiatives to bring new runners into the club!
My Bro andy emailed me with a great link to Runners Head Torches
Check it out HERE
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