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Colchester, a completely.....

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........different animal! Since completing Catterick the chatter has been, well Colchester can't be as tough as that! There are no hills, like those ones that tried so hard to break so many, back in September! However, only the foolish would dare believe that come Sunday 21st October, that Colly course wouldn't test those that were brave enough to give it a go. Short sharp hills were replaced with long and shallow uphill woodland  paths that were boot deep sticky mud, and the water traps made by vehicles were replaced with full on water courses, almost chest deep, well on my short arse anyway!


The first three miles were comforatble as I looked down at the Garmin, I was well on target at 31 mins, then my brothers Airborne spirit took hold, and the bravado took over, faced with the decision to go over the river as so many had, I decided to go the wet route, and instantly regretted the decision. I knew as soon as I eventually felt the bottom of that water trap, it was going to cos…

It's been a while.......

.......so I thought I'd better write, especially as the Colchester event is all but 5 days away, and weirdly I'm really looking forward to it. I'm not sure if it's confronting the challenge again, the camaraderie, or the euphoric state of bliss as you make your way up to the finishing line with everyone cheering you on, or indeed a combination of all three. Even now, 6 weeks on, the sensation upon finishing at Catterick, lives with me, that feeling as I crossed that line, that Lloydy was with me, not quite blowing out his ring, but enough to make me feel better about myself, will never leave me! Sunday will have a slightly different feel, it's my home town, it's where I've obviously spent a lot of my life, it was obviously where he spent a lot of his career, and I dare say there'll be some familiar faces there to greet me or abuse me, whichever the case may be, however, I'm pretty certain both will be gratefully received!

Sundays event will mark the …