I’m not used to running in boggy fields, nor do I want to make it a regular thing. Within one minute of the run, my running shoes were submerged well beneath the muddy puddles. Mud crept inside my shoes and the squelching began.
It didn’t stop there. The two laps around Brabyns Park in Marple was thr muddiest, slip hazard run I have ever had the pleasure of running. 527 calories later and I reached the finishing line.
I didn’t get another PB but there is a reason for that. Even though I reached my PB for fastest 1K and 1 mile markers, I got lost near the end.
To put it another way - I got to the last 1K and I was greeted with a Y junction. I had no idea which way to go and no one around to ask. I laughed. I waited until a runner caught up which felt like forever and asked what direction I should start running in. It added one minute onto my time and cost me a PB but it certainly gave me plenty of laughs for me and others at the finishing line.