This was the first run we've had without 'adverse weather
conditions' as the rail companies are wont to say when excusing a
Clearly lots of people were at their own special training
camps or sensibly tucked up in bed/noshing on bacon and eggs so I
sat and waited in the cafe as 10.00 loomed, rueing the last glass
of wine in the early hours. Fatima turned up pronto, raring to go
however and off we went. This became a half
marathon training run and we walked or jogged slowly up the hills
whilst forcing the pace a bit more on the flat.
Adhering to the rule of finding a rhythm that allows you to
run and talk without being out of breath, hold a conversation we
did, dodging the various runners and cyclists coming the other
way. By the time we came round to Richmond Gate
and were in the final stretch we were still
chatt ing away. I felt well educated about Sierra
Leone, Fatima's family having come from there and also
knowledgeable in global brand marketing, her job. You learn
something every day. Whether I imparted any knowledge at all is
somewhat in doubt.
It was a good session and should anyone wish to attend
the next one on 6th May, please let me know.