Friday, January 8, 2010

Fell running

I was running, then I fell. Boom boom!
Seriously - I've just read 'Feet in the Clouds' by Richard Askwith. It's subtitle is 'a tale of fell running and obsession', and it's absolutely absorbing. He interweaves the story of a year's fell running races with a history of the sport and a narrative of his own attempts to conquer the goals he has set himself. Fell running is probably closest to trail running, but more extreme in terms of the peaks and valleys. Some of the things that the runners achieve are incredible, and humbling. I'm struggling enough having run last night, on the mountain, and this morning again. We're going out for dinner and there's a decent possibility I'll fall asleep in the starter.

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