Sunday, 28 September 2008

Good vibes...

For all sorts of reasons. The first is seeing the progress everyone (including me) is making at the Thursday night Cross sessions. Everyone's getting smoother and more confident and getting faster as a result. Lights are now essential accessories as the nights draw in, but at least it means winter isn't all bad. You know it makes sense... 6:15 for 6:30 at Hereford Leisure centre, email me if you're planning to attend - and don't expect mega-organised... more lassiez-faire with some suffering thrown in.

From evening cross session and Elan valley mtn lap


The next positive was the 2nd Elan lap of 2008. I wouldn't have thought it was possible to top our first lap, back in Feb... but it was. Doing the first 10 miles in the fog and freezing our butts off...

From evening cross session and Elan valley mtn lap


...made it better if anything since rising up out of the fog into the clear blue skies won't be forgotten quickly. Not a breath of wind :)

From evening cross session and Elan valley mtn lap

Ben tried his hardest to make every hill seem longer and steeper...

From evening cross session and Elan valley mtn lap

While Mark showed a bit of the big 'W' (that's W for Weakness) for not big ringing it round the whole loop as promised. Not even up the 25%er...

From evening cross session and Elan valley mtn lap

From evening cross session and Elan valley mtn lap

Happy days.

From evening cross session and Elan valley mtn lap


The last good vibe came from marshalling at the Ludlow Tri. Having done a lot of races (certainly I've competed in more than I've assisted at) I reckon it's the ultimate in good karma to stand on a busy road junction for 5 hours on a freezing September morning. If I die tonight there's no way I'm coming back as a cockroach.

Stu did find it a little boring though :)

From evening cross session and Elan valley mtn lap

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