On Monday I ran w8r2. It is a lovely circular route from my front door. I did the 5 min walk and then the fun started. I was running through a field used by young cows and that plus all the rain had turned the field into a mud bath, and I found myself literally ankle deep in mud and having not only to run but to jump from one grassy clump to another. After a few minutes I was in another field, no cows this time but crops, and the farmer, bless him, had decided that the footpath was not important and so this time I was running and jumping over tall crops that were hanging over the track. Finally a stretch of good dry track until I turned off into the small wooded area. Here the track was now a swamp and I found myself running with my feet about 2 feet apart, straddling a narrow muddy stream!! On I ploughed, with by now, black rather than white trainers, wet feet, and mud splashed up to my knees. at the end of the woody path is a small meadow, usually occupied by sheep but this year left empty, and therefore with the grass literally up to my shoulders. At this point I just had to walk for a few minutes as I hacked my way through the jungle. Then finally a proper track, wide and dry,and I was able to run again. This lead me back to the lane and a final downhill run back to my house. I ran for the 28 mins apart from the 2 mins in the jungle but the amount of energy I had used getting to that point made up for that, so I am counting it as w8r2 done!!
Yesterday , Wednesday, I did my normal route and it was all quite staightforward so w8 is now complete.