I just wanted to share a few words (and photos) about my weekend, I haven’t had such a fun weekend of running in a while.
It started on Friday night, watching new friends being awarded for their super running at the Datchet Dashers presentation night. We had our glass carriage collect us at a respectable time in order to make it over to a chilly Bushy Park for parkrun #101 on Saturday morning.
My Mum crocheted me this hat and scarf when I started running, with temperatures dipping below zero on our drive into Kingston upon Thames it was time to break out the full length leggings and knitwear! Saturday rolled into a fun day of pancakes, cider and exploring Kingston. As well as tracking the Country to Capital Runners on my phone. I have to admit I was a bit jealous after last year.
We headed home for dinner on Saturday and so I could get my kit out ready for representing my new club Datchet Dashers at Cross Country. This was the first outing of my t-shirt and I think getting mud up the front and back qualifies as doing it justice.
I spent most of Saturday night and Sunday morning (once I saw the snow) deliberating if I should wear shorts or not. It’s kind of cross country uniform and with long socks I’m not sure it’s really any colder. I’m so glad I donned my shorts, I got heckles of most stylish runner and lots of positive comments about my home made knitwear.
I loved stomping around Lightwater Country Park in the snow, ice and mud. Bracknell Forest Runners put on a fantastic spread of cake, sandwiches and tea. Huddling with other runners in the tea queue was surprisingly a fantastic experience. Yes I was frozen, yes I scalded my tongue on the tea but the banter and camaraderie was second to none. I can’t make the last two fixtures of the season but next year… Cross Country… I’m coming to get you! And all the mud.
What did you get up to this weekend?