Glastonbury Tor Dash

Glastonbury Tor Dash

Woke up this morning, looked at blanket of frost and wondred what on Earth I was thinking signing up for a hill race three days after Christmas and a day before my birthday. Having not been able to run for three weeks between injury, children's Christmas activities and so, starting back with a combination steep trails/hilly road and hillier, er, hill in sub zero conditions seemed like a tremendously bad idea from the warmth of my bed.

However, just because something is a bad idea is no reason not to do it.

It was cold. It was very muddy. It was hilly een without the 900ft ascent of the Tor in the middle.

and now it is done and I can lie on the sofa in front of the fire and feel smug.

7 Replies

  • Hats off to you dude. You deserve that smug, toasty feeling by the fire! Well done for getting out there and kicking butt!

  • I bet the tor looked stunning though with the frost. Really well done on getting out the door to run hills!

  • Impressive!!! I know the Tor as I live in Zomerset... well done!! :-)

  • Good stuff Rig, that is serious stuff ! Happy Birthday for tomorrow :-) xxx

  • Crikey Rig! 900ft.!! I walked up there a few years ago and that was hard enough! No wonder you're feeling smug now, you have a perfect right to! Happy birthday Matey :)

  • Thanks AM. I woke up this morning a year older but with calves feeling 20 years older. Having sworn yesterday I would never do anything so foolish again, I went out for a little recovery run today and ran up and over Dundon Beacon. Only 270 feet but muddy and exhilarating. Was a glorious view from the top. Clear, Crisp day.

  • Wow, well done Rig! Walking up the tor is challenge enough.

    And Happy Birthday for tomorrow

    :-) xx

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