I’ve missed club trail runs

…but this weekend I managed to get out for a run from Northampton to Wellingborough, along the river edge.  It was a beautiful day – really sunny, but not too hot.  The run ended up being approximately 15 miles, (a little over what I should have run for the day – oops!) but it was great to run with others properly again.  I had just started getting into a routine of running a trail run every other week with runners from club before winning a place on Operation Ultra.  Several of the runners that take part in the trail runs are in the group above me at running club, so it ensures I continue to work hard at my running to keep up with the group (I’m always at the back, but it doesn’t seem to matter on the trail runs).

Running with others is what I have missed most whilst I’ve been training for the ultra.  Lots of my training runs have been quite specific and so I haven’t been able to fit them in with other runners unfortunately.

I did get to run with the other Operation Ultra crew before the Bristol half marathon the other week though, and we had a great pre-race photo taken, which I’ve just gotten my hands on!


Shame the photo of us in this month’s Women’s Running mag wasn’t quite so flattering!  I feel it should have gone with an explanation!  Rather than give you an explanation though, who can come up with the best caption?!


9 thoughts on “I’ve missed club trail runs

  1. It’s great running with others. It really makes things easier. And you can chat a bit and take your mind of things. I love my running club. The only runs I do on my own now are my long runs at the weekend.
    That photo of you doing the hand thing is what our running club coach got us to do a few weeks ago – all about your pelvis being level or something? Something important anyway hehe!

    1. Yes, I really love my running club too. It’s great chatting running and getting exercise in whilst having a good catchup with someone!
      Yep, we were getting our pelvises level on our training day for Operation Ultra. Got some funny looks from people in the park though!

  2. Since I haven’t got anything immediate to train for at the moment I’ve been toying with joining a running club to keep the motivation up, and I really like the look of the Sweatshop Running Community. They’ve added a new run on a Sunday which starts this weekend, and it fits with my schedule so I’m very eager to give it a go. It looks like running with others on a larger scale would be kinda fun!

    I still love that Ultra photo from the magazine. I can’t come up with a clean caption to suggest….. 😀

    Also, I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award. Go to my blog and read the post to find out what it’s all about :) It’s a little award that means your blog brightens my day :)
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    1. Joining a running club is perfect for keeping motivation high. You’ll love it! And there’ll always be someone around that will fit in a run when you want one. :) Joining my running club was definitely one of the best things I did.
      I don’t think a clean caption suits that photo! Haha!
      Thanks for nominating me! :) I shall work on my answers today!

    1. My solo run time is on a Friday evening-after work, to destress after my week. Then my head is clear and I’m set to run with others again! Definitely worth hunting a good group down!

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