Two months after Tick Bite Prevention Week (and finally with the arrival of summer weather) I got the first tick of the season on my long run on Tuesday.
I found the wee blighter in the skin on my belly, so must have picked it up during one of my pit stops during the run. I found it when back at the car and changing from shorts to trousers. I had put Mosi-guard insect repellent on my legs - since I knew I'd be brushing past knee-high heather and there are plenty of deer around that area - but I didn't think to cover all of me in it!
It was a little nymph so hopefully wasn't infected, but I couldn't get it out with the wee O'Tom Tick remover and grabbed it with tweezers. Four days later the spot seems to be ok.
If you're unaware of tick bites/Lyme Disease see: nhs.uk/conditions/Lyme-dise...