Still mindful of my dodgy hamstrings the Saltwell 10km was out of the question, even though it is one of the few races to have gone ahead in the last month as the weather plays havoc with everyone's race plans. For a report of the race see http://runnerwanderings.blogspot.com/.
For me, well I was reminded of a quote by Jesse Owens:
"I always loved running...... it was something you could do by yourself, under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wished, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights. Just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs"
So for me the weekend looked like this:
Friday evening was cold (-5C when I set off) but the sky was clear and the moonlight reflecting off the snow made for a great off road night run.
Saturday, with the paths still very icy and slippery was another off road run. This time a steady 5 miles. Cutting across the fields, down to Cut Throat Lane and down on to the Derwent Walk, up to Ebchester then back up the fields home,
Sunday, again off road, steady down into Pont Valley, up to Leadgate and along the Celestial Way to the Transformers before returning home by way of some paths I have never used before. For a solid 10 miles.
No races but an enjoyable 3 days of running!