Week ten being at an end, that means there are six weeks to go. This week wasn’t a hard week, only three runs, two short ones round Seaford and today’s cross-country event at Ashdown Forest. A.A. Milne lived at Cotchford Farm, not far from the race starts, and the forest is supposed to be the setting for the Winnie the Pooh books. Certainly one can understand Eeyore’s melancholia, if he had to endure conditions like today’s. The mud was bottomless, and it rained, though not enough to shift the snow still lying on the ground. It was cold; I began to shiver the moment I left my car.
The race was run clockwise, rather than counter-clockwise as in previous years. Whether this is any better or not, I find hard to say. I was slower than last year; unsurprising, probably. It must be said that my fellow Striders turned out in force, and when the results are out I think we shall we see some strong performances. In other news, my knee was reasonably well-behaved, though on the long ascent in the last stages, my back played up. I attribute this to attempts to do bridges. Indeed, this afternoon, I unwisely attempted a one-legged bridge.
42 days till the Brighton Half.
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