The Beasts of Heath

So just a week to go to the Brass Monkey Half Marathon and the brass monkey weather has well and truly arrived. If it was cold when we set off, it was even colder once we got going. Normally no matter how cold it is I’m usually down to short sleeves in no time, I hate running in loads of layers, but recent mild weather must of made me soft cos my long sleves were going nowhere. Thankfully with my mate to chat to we soon forgot the cold and took in the sights and sounds our 11 mile route had to offer.

You don’t have to go far from where I live to find a few more rural/countryish routes to run. These make for great traffic free running but do have their downfalls, namely roaming(ish) animals. Its fair to say when it comes to country animals my running partner is not a fan, get her near a field of cows and she’s a quivering wreck!! So when we encountered the horses I reasured her they were tied up and we’d be fine.That is until we met with one lonely horse all on its todd at the bottom of a path and for the second time in a week we found ourselves running screaming from a horse (a tied up one).

Today was obviously the day for getting chased by snarling beasts(slight exaggeration, but it makes for a better blog). Prior to the horse situation we found ourselves getting chased by a rather angry looking dog. We met quite a few dogs today and commented on the different expressions they have, happy, daft, cute to the downright miserable. This one was downright evil and we would have been in fear of our lives if it had of been any bigger. No honestly, Yorkshire terriers are really really evil.

So a very enjoyable 11.1 miles in a time of 1 hour 49 mins and 32 secs. Day 15 done. 77 miles run so far.

Janathon Day 16

Bring it on



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