Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Very quick, but long over due catch up!

Can't believe I haven't posted since August, tut tut.
So, what has been happening? Not a lot I suppose...

In between the normal club sessions and Thursday night forest runs -

Gribdale Gallop Fell Race. A tough course, managed to go wrong on the route, but not by much. Took it steady as still have the marathon in my poor legs.

Guisborough Grunt Fell Race. A funny little race, nearly made myself sick running too fast up the grunt! Paid for it with a crap overall time.

Levisham-Saltergate Fell Race. After a period of not running (mostly due to holiday, see below) this was never going to be pretty. As it was, we mis-routed, I was nearly sick on the big climbs, I was slower than I was two years ago when I ran this race with a nasty cold and to top it all off, I was last.

Seem to be getting slower at the moment, not good at all.

On a lighter note, holiday!
In September Paul and I went to California. We stayed at a place called Whiskeytown Lake in the County of Shasta. We stayed in our tent.
We hiked most days, looked at various historical stuff, the area was part of the 1850's glod rush and took in lots of wildlife and waterfalls.
The best bit was seeing a black bear while out walking!! A real life Black Bear, not far off the footpath.
We also visited Alcatraz, Shasta Caverns, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Lassen Volcanic Park.
We kayaked and climbed up to the top of Shasta Bally, the park's highest point.
All in all had a pretty cool time!