Took advantage of the spring like conditions this morning and knocked out a steady 20 mile before heading off for the Cross Country at Wrekenton, Gateshead. Arrived with 10 minutes to spare; plenty of time to check the spikes and get off down to the line. The club seemed to have plenty of top lads around so I was under no pressure to do ought, which was handy.
Got around the course which was unusually runnable today in 38 minutes. No fireworks but was quite happy with the run. Bought a new pair of Salomons on the interweb and they arrived a few days ago. They've sent me this years model instead of the duller, olive green affair I ordered at a knock down price. Bloomin loverly they are. Far too good to take into the woods...which leaves me short of a decent pair of fell shoes. What to do!
Photos of the men's cross country on the flickr site - see gallery - (thanks to the girl with a camera)