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Another box ticked

And another goal achieved...

Having had to cut last week's attempt short due to me running out of daylight, and figuring that with the clock change, it will be dark by the time I finish work from now until March, I went out and treated myself to a Petzl 400 lumen head torch at the weekend.

Took it for its maiden run tonight and, lo and behold, 2 hours later, 16.1k/10 miles is in the bag. At just a shade over two hours, it took a little longer than I thought it would, but I'm just happy that I've got to the distance; the times can come later.

Not sure how my legs will feel about this tomorrow, but they'll live to run another day I'm sure...


The nights are fair drawing in...

So, tonight I was aiming for 10 miles but, in cricket parlance, bad light stopped play. Or, to be precise, pitch darkness meant I couldn't see enough to do the final lap needed to make up the distance.

On the plus side, at least I know the 13.1k kilomathon I plan doing in April is within my capabilities.

Now, I guess I need to invest in a head torch...


Achievement unlocked...

I only went and did it... 5 months since graduating and I finally achieve the sub 30 minute 5k in a time of 29:44. It's only taken me 40 attempts to get there, shaving a few seconds under 10 minutes off my first 5k time back in May.

To say I'm fair chuffed with myself would be a bit of an understatement.

Right, shower time...