So the plan was to just have a couple of drinks and head to bed well before midnight to be fresh for my 2 park runs this morning.
Did that happen, nooooo of course not. Dragged myself to bed at 2am feeling quite merry, got up at 7am feeling a lot less merry but somehow managed to make it to Newbiggin by the Sea for the first one.
So glad I did as the light was magical with not a cloud in the sky and the sun just risen over the North sea. Also the attendance was massively up on normal which I'm sure was the case at all runs today.
The run actually went surprisingly well and by the end I felt ok if a little stiff legged.
A quick drive north to Druridge Bay country park for 2 laps around Ladyburn Lake. Again a big attendance but the less said about this one the better, the legs went completely as the night before caught up with me. It seemed as tough as last years Great North Run and it was all I could do not to stop and walk at times.
However I didn't and managed to stagger over the line just under 35 minutes.
So what I hope will be a great runing year has started.
I hope many of you were able to get out for a run today (Park Run or not) and a very happy New Year to you all.
Photo from Newbiggin.
Run happy, run safe.