With The National being held as close to my doorstep as it's likely to get, I leapt at the chance to run at Herrington Park in Sunderland. Unfortunately no-one else from Billingham Marsh House was much interested, saving themselves for a 10-miler the next day as part of marathon prep. As it was I headed up with Andy ('The Rev') from Hartlepool Burn Road, and we were made welcome refugees in the Middlesbrough and Cleveland club tent (next to the Highgate rave tent). It's a good job the Teesside running community is so close-knit and welcoming!
Sunderland was about as exciting as I expected, although I did nearly wet myself when overhearing someone on the bus discussing someone's 'pasty getting smashed'.
|Smash this pasty?|
|Once more unto the breech! (Athletics Weekly)|
|What do you mean I'm too dirty to sit down? (Dave Aspin)|
|Winding Up (Dave Aspin)|
Next up - Black Coombe and some Orienteering at the weekend, then Sedbergh 3 Peaks next Tuesday.
A few maps now that I need to host:
|Slaley Forest CSC Qualifier. Navigated to the wrong control, loosing 8mins and lost it a bit after that. Still, the team qualified!|
|CLOK event on Eston Moor. The day after The National I wasn't really functioning properly so just bimbled around somewhat.|