Following the rain overnight on Sunday and throughout Monday and the continuing freezing temperatures the paths were once again reduced to an icy mess. So with safety in mind I headed to the Gym for a treadmill run and weights session. The only problem was, with queues for the equipment reminiscent of those seen on the news, of queues for the January sales, as those New Year resolutions to get fit/weight loss etc moved into their second week. I did, however, eventually manage a steady 4 miles.
Last night however, I was once again back outside for a group run. A 7 mile loop around Stella, Ryton and Stargate, with efforts on the uphill sections.
It looks as though My first competitive action of the year will be a leg in the Durham Cathedral Relays on 23rd January.