Almost forgot about this brilliant community hub, not that  I have forgotten what I have learnt from the Cool impossible though..... still running, still watching the foot strike, leg stance etc......... I feel amazing. 

I am no ultra runner, nor am I fast or super fit.....I don't care......well I say that, I have my aspirations of running a 50 miler in 2016 if my plan works out. Until then, I am just enjoying the run with the dogs, out on the moors and the fields, along canal paths and over the most breathtaking hills and mountains here in the UK. I run most often in fell running shoes. Walsh fell running shoes to be more specific. Love them. I really like my B2R trainers too but where I run, in the mud and the rain, along half worn sheep's paths and slippy trails, my Walsh trainers do the job brilliantly. If only my B2R's had the grip and tread of the Walsh's........ my dream shoe. 

So, despite all the off roading, I ran a road half marathon on the 26th October...... 1:52:44. Pleased with that. I wasn't first, I wasn't last. I didn't get injured, I sprinted the last 200 meters after 1.5 miles of steep incline. Chuffed. 

Where next? 20 miles of off road running race in Wiltshire, England on the 15th of March 2015. The best bit is, I can run with my happy super fit dog by my side. Awesome. He can take some of the glory for getting through the tough times, over the many miles and he is always up for a run. Love him. 

My boy Quinn.

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Comment by David Emilsson on December 13, 2014 at 12:56pm
It's been a while for me too... Thanx for your post. I'm doing a couple of runs with my dog too. Always happy by my side. Happy running, injury free leaving worries behind is what it's about for me. Cheers, and keep up the good work!
Comment by Robert Burpee on December 9, 2014 at 11:44pm

Gary good to hear your voice again, fantastic photo!

Comment by Rich Warne on December 8, 2014 at 1:21pm

Love the photo, I'm a Devon boy but have to admit Whiltshire is pretty stunning!

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