And what a run it was! We had three groups heading off to catch the trains. The first group to Berkhamsted to run 15 miles back along the canal; the second group to Tring to run 11 miles back along the canal; and a third group to Cheddington to run 5 miles back. Of course the wind came back overnight on Saturday causing some damage to the overhead cables meaning the Cheddington train was cancelled! Drama! Not to worry. They still found mud and fun along the canal running an out and back instead. The canal saw us battle mud, puddles, trees, and included a water crossing. Thankfully the sun was shining for us all morning. Shout out to Julie Makinson who joined the Berkhamsted group and ran her furthest ever distance! All in training for London Marathon. She had her own personal support crew on the run from Martin and was greeted by her family at the clubhouse. Superb work. Thank you to all the run leaders Martin, Andrew, Michelle, Gavin, Dave and Kelly. You looked after us all!
And a HUGE thank you to the shoppers, chefs, helpers and supporters back at the clubhouse. The breakfast was super scrummy and the perfect finishing munch after a muddy run. It was our first event supporting our new charity this year and we raised over £300! Superb!
Of course that was not the only running this week. We had our usual club runs including our first cake night with a new Captain leading us!
parkrun Day (which coincided with International Women's Day) saw LFRs at St Albans - where Phil Brogam was running his 50th parkrun, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Linford Wood, Sewerby, Houghton Hall - where Matthew Kelly ran a new PB, Aylesbury, Parke, Rushmere, Sixfields Upton and Littleport.
We also had some LFRs running at events. Adam was at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10K running 59.30! And Coach Matt was putting his training to the test at the Thames Meander Half running a stonking PB of 1.29.10! He also topped his age category and was 7th overall. 7th! Ridiculous.
And finally we had a multisport LFR taking part in the Wendover Woods Duathlon. 5K Run. 20K Bike. Followed by another 5K run. Ian Bisby took to the woods where he came 30th overall! Brilliant!
That's all for now. Have a great week, LFR!