Well, it’s a classic! The Monastery Run, 11 miles and only 500′ of ascent, let’s hope the undergrowth isn’t now ‘overgrowth’, and the rain is just overnight eh! Be there, or squaresville!
Well, me and Mr Garmin been ‘aving a chat see, and we make that 11.7 miles and actually 1550’ of ascent……..never totally sure how Mr Garmin works that out actually, felt pretty flat to us, but Mr G claims infallibility, though is very quiet if you ask him the technical details. For me the longest run since 12th April, which seems like a lifetime ago now! Legs felt stiff as planks for the last couple of miles, but a hot bath, a visit to Mr I. Buprofen, and 40 winks while it kicked in has been wonderful and now I feel fine. We dodged the overnight rain, it really isn’t cold so trotting down green and overgrown paths with only a modest dampness underfoot was exhilarating, even the nettles were stimulating rather than painful (the theory was raised that stinging nettles on your legs boosted the sex drive……..refuse to be drawn on that point, we need a test – volunteers?). Detoured to Amandas house to pick up Charlie, who was dressed to kill in a natty ‘kerchief, low slung as he is maybe not practical (Charlie is a spaniel by the way, not some mysterious running assignation!). Then to the famous Monastery via ‘Lil’s house – lots of calling LIL! But unless her voice has dropped so low as to be a bark, she wasn’t in….or was sheltering until we ceased darkening her door! Introducing Fab and Dani to the wonders of cuckoo spit, but of course not finding any to prove it, we wended our way back home, sans Hugh who took an early bath – the Mini is missing again! The highbrows spoke for and against Gilbert & Sullivan, a marmite taste I’m afraid….nit rto be confused with Gilbert O Sullivan, of Claire fame! Loved it, back next week!
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