Hobbling round

The Start Hexham Hobble

Bog Trotting

Very heavy going and the aformentioned head injury and a general feeling of ‘thank god it’s the last one before Christmas’ I didn’t really enjoy the run. The route was extremely boggy in parts and very slippery in others. All this rain over the past few weeks has left the ground saturated. I took a couple of falls along the way and I don’t think I was the only one. The last one across the final moorland stretch was as a result of stepping one foot into a bog hole past the knee. As usual I wasn’t last but not very far off it. I think I’m going to take a rest.

Thanks to the Allen Valley Striders who, despite having one of the worst web sites I know of in the sport, put on a very professionally run and friendly race on Sunday.

Lone Runner

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2 Replies to “Hobbling round”

  1. Congratulations, that sounds like a very tough one! I did pick up an entry form from Northern Runner but wasn’t free that weekend. It sounds like I had a lucky escape.

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