Wednesday, 4 September 2013

End of the Teesside Adventure

So at the end of next week I finish work at Fujifilm and move out of Teesside. I have a week off (during which I'll be taking in the Mountain Trial and a few stages of the Tour of Britain, if time allows) before I start my new job in Keele.

People may question my choice of swapping Teesside for Stoke, but I have two words: Peak District. I'm planning on living within running distance of some hills (Leek hopefully), and already licking my lips with anticipation of the myriad evening races next summer.

I've enjoyed my time in the North East and on the North Yorkshire Moors and may well be back in the future, but at this time I think it's right for a change of scenery. The main groups to thank for making me feel so welcome up here (aside from work colleagues) are Billingham Marsh House Harriers, CLOK and the local running scene (especially Esk Valley Fell Club). I won my most recent EV race at Inclined to Madness and I'm hoping to sign off with a good result next Wednesday at the Classic Roseberry Topping race!

Roseberry Topping - a good training ground
Looking forward to a good winter of training (some of which will be with City of Stoke AC), XC, some orienteering and a few fell races.

As usual a map - from Fylingdales near Whitby. The O season starts here!

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