Horringer Farm Suffolk

In Horringer, Horringer Farm, running in winter, suffolk on October 5, 2005 at 7:32 pm

6pm 5.5 miles in 45 minutes.

Year to date mileage 980

Month to date 29 miles

Average miles per month 107

Average weekly rate 24.7

Weather: Dry & mild.

As the sunset and the light began to fade around 6.40pm it won’t be long before country runs over fields will be off limit in the evenings simply because it will be pitch dark! However the on the on coming winter is not all bad and I began to think of positives for running in the winter.

Good Reasons for Running in Winter

1. Cross country running on soft ground is fun! Yes I think so in fact the more I can get away from roads and pavements the better.
2. There are less obstacles to get in the way – most sane people are shut away in doors. In fact that goes for dogs too!
3. That warm glow and sense of smug satisfaction that runners have when they return home from a run in the freezing cold when it is blowing a gale and lashing down with rain.
4. It gets you away from the tv after all who wants to keep watching the repeats from the 1970’s on the BBC. You know ‘Only Fools and Horses’ will be on tv again and again over the next few months.
5. Over winter you will pile on the pounds with all the Christmas food so you now you gotta keep on running.

I am sure there are lots of other good reasons add to the list please.

  1. Re Sunset. How do you get on with headtorches? The modern LED ones are amazing, and good enough to run by.

  2. I wasn’t sure if you were being serious! I have actually got one of these but never thought about using it for running. I bought one for the last bit of ascent up Kilamanjaro when you set of in the middle of the night in order to get to the top for day break.Have you used one?

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