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Eight miles and counting, plus man on the floor

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Despite the windy conditions, I managed to get out and do my scheduled 8 mile long run on Sunday in something like 1 minute per mile faster than last week. I know it's the temperature, I really do struggle in warm weather.

Even though I ended up speed walking the really open section of my route that was head wind, I was still faster. So I arrived home happy and hungry, ready for second breakfast (no I am not a Hobbit, I just seem to have developed Hobbit habits).

I am starting to wonder about my running routes though. They are familiar to me and I've used them for several years now,  but odd things keep happening.

Just as I was coming to the end of my 8 miles, I could see a man walking ahead of me and something that looked like a large bag from a distance on the floor. The man in front turned off the path beside this object and disappeared from view. I finished my run and kept walking toward home and as I got closer it became apparent the object on the floor was a man and beside him two small dogs he'd been out walking!

What stunned me was the man in front of me had just about stepped over this guy and kept walking!!

Call me what you like, but I couldn't just walk by and leave him there. So I stopped and asked if he was OK, got him talking and he got up and sat on a nearby fence. When it seemed he was alright and had no obvious signs of damage or injury, I went on my way.

Now I'm starting to wonder what my next run will bring and will I be disappointed if it turns out to be just a run?

My 'sprint' finish PGER 2010

My 'sprint' finish PGER 2010

 

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Jenny lives in Peterborough and has run the Perkins Great Eastern Run every year since 2009 after discovering running later in life

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