I suggest we do a slightly amended version of the Poynings run on Saturday morning. It’s still about 12 mainly flat miles, but I think it’s better to go across the Common to Woodmancote and down Bramlands Lane than use the Eastout – Lower Edburton Barn route, which is very wet and muddy.
The first results from the new season 2018 Handicap are now available and can be found in the Handicap section here. Remember its VERY early days, and its the biggest improvers who take most points, not the fastest runners. Therefore there’s plenty of time to stake your claim and join in from February.
Whilst the overriding objective is to avoid extensive and deep mud, my perception is that people prefer getting wet feet to road running, so the plan this Saturday is to run up the Downs Link to Southwater Country Park and back, which is 15 miles. There are obvious shorter options, but it’s worth doing the whole route, if possible, particularly as the pace will be steady. There won’t be a geat deal of mud, but it may be advisable to wear waterproof socks!