Sunday, 18 April 2010

Spring is in the Air

The clocks have changed and spring is here, though it's felt a bit confusing with snow one weekend, sunshine the next, and cold and rain (and ash!) the weekend after! April has been a great one so far, with a few adventures / events to report. First of all was Rosie's 30th birthday which took place in the Lakes - the challenge being to climb England's highest peak, Scarfell Pike (977m). We all did this on a beautiful day with stunning scenery and had fun sledging down on the way back. Our Lakes trip also included some mountain biking at Whinlatter which was very muddy and snowy but a lot of fun!

Last weekend was the Gala 10k, first 10k of the year. A lovely hot day for this one. -43:01 for me and 46:34 on Neil's 10k debut. PB's for Scott and Corrie too!

Then this weekend was the first event of the CAAC Scratch Attack - the Spring Handicap. Managed to get round the 6 mile course in 42.01, and felt much better than I did on last weekend's run. Was 11th in total, with Nick picking up the victory cup!

Unfortunately next week's skiing lessons at Hillend have been cancelled due to a lack of people. Apparently 2 people isn't enough to run a course!? :-( So we'll have to wait till the snow returns for some downhill action.

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