I knew I was tempting fate by bragging in my last post that I hadn't had to walk or repeat a run on this programme. Pride comes before a fall eh?
Well here we are at Hornby Castle, Bedale. Very pretty. Now, I was tired. Mr. Sazzle had executed a most impressive training stint for the World Snoring Championships lasting around six hours with some inhuman decibel levels. Not great in a caravan!
But, undeterred, I was up at 6.15, dressed, Garmin, Spotify - off we go!! Couldn't get out of the showground. Completely fenced in.
Now, in retrospect, I never once thought "Oh, bugger it - I'll go back and have a cup of tea" - I just started to do my warm up walk around the perimeter fence. Very long grass, rabbit holes, generally not a great surfaces. But after my 5 minute walk I set off. Lasted two minutes. Knackered!
I finally spotted a High Vis security guard and persuaded him to let me out and finally set off running up the road to the Castle. Two pretty big hills to start off with had me struggling, but I soldiered on. But I only managed 28 minutes and had to walk. Twice. My most difficult run by far
So I'll be repeating W9R1. I don't mind - I know now I'm in it for the long haul. But a faultless execution would have been nice. That'll teach me
Slices of Mars Bar Cake earned = 0