That’s the only way to describe what’s just happened!
I am just back from taking 25 absolutely fantstic people for our first run back after being held off running for 2 weeks by the snow and ice and what a run it was! Well done to new runners Deb, Michael and Alice who astounded us with their determination, and even came to meet my group when they’d done!!
I took a group of 18 runners and challenged them to take on Milton road – nicknamed ‘heartbrake hill’ by all outside Stoke F.I.T.!! I set them off in pairs at 10 second intervals and they met the challenge head on, putting everything into a 1/4 mile steep hard hill, helping and encouraging their partner up as best they could! For the rest of the run we concentrated on our downhill technique – a skill often left unpracticed by most runners in favour of uphills! Again they met the challenge head on, putting all into the downhills and using the uphills to recover. Come raceday this hard work and determination will stand them head and shoulders abouve the competition!
A fantastic effort by 25 strong spiritted runners who yet again left me buzzing with pride!!
Well done Stoke F.I.T.
A very happy Donkey!!