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Reflections on a mixed but in the end good January.

Evening running friends, I haven't posted for a few days as I am away on holiday this week in Lanzarote.

Now that we have reached the end of this seemingly endless month I have just been thinking it was a bit of an odd one for me.

I started with a double park run on New Year's morning despite being badly hungover then the following weekend I went sub 30 for 5k for the first time at Newbiggin Park Run followed by a good 15k the next day.

I was then struck down by the dreaded lurgy for almost 2 weeks. I managed (or should I say struggled) around a couple of runs in that time including the inaugural Alnwick Park Run but my asthma and chest really hampered me.

Once I finally shook it off I purchased my first pair of "proper" running shoes (ASICS Gel Kayano 25s) and did 2 good 10ks, the second of which was my second fastest (1hr 3 mins just missing my PB) and included my second fastest 5k within it.

To round the month off I have so far had 4 lovely runs here in Lanzarote and finished January on 102km, my highest ever total.

So all in all more good than bad.

I hope everyone is still managing to get out and enjoy running and just try to remember that Spring is on it's way!!

Run happy, run safe.

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Amazing come back! Well done you! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

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What a month you had Chris! Highs and lows but the highs were awesome!๐Ÿ˜Šxx

Hurry up Spring Brrrrrโ„โ„โ„โ›„...

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Great stuff Chris, you got through it. Well done mate ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Enjoy that sunshine ChrisAllen1. Itโ€™s snowing on the south coast โ„๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ

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Last day tomorrow ๐Ÿ™

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Excellent stuff. Enjoy your last day .

Bring some sun back..... Minus 6 in the north east this morning

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I will try but don't think it will work, last day tomorrow, going to try to get Feb off to a good start before we head out for evening drinks and food!!

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What a fabulous few weeks of running Chris! Shame about the chest infection showing up to spoil the party, but it sounds like youโ€™re back at it again! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒ Your new trainers seem to be working wonders too! ๐Ÿ’ช

Jealous of you being in Lanzarote. Iโ€™m off to Tenerife with my daughters in about a monthโ€™s time, and it canโ€™t come soon enough. Iโ€™m looking forward to some warm weather running. โ˜€๏ธ Unlike here where itโ€™s absolutely freezing. ๐Ÿฅถ ๐Ÿฅถ ๐Ÿฅถ

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Enjoy your winter sunshine break ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž

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You bet I will! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

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