Monday, 16 March 2015

Feeding the Rat

January 2014, an email exchange with a Scottish friend;

"Hi Andy, I've been glued to the live updates on this race............Amazing how they are so spread out, and how far ahead the lead guy was. Amazing, full stop!.......I wonder if you would be interested in giving it a go?"

"Hi Murdo, Yes, me too, I've been checking every few hours ....................I'm torn, I've been thinking about it for a year or so. The distance and pace required to finish are my sort of thing but I'm not sure about the cold....."


October 2014, a conversation with a Yorkshire friend as we make our way up to Sty Head through the wind and rain on the Lakes 3 x 3000:

"So then JV, I see you're up for the Spine, what prompted you?"

"Just a brilliant challenge, really looking forward to it. You ought to give it a go."

"Not sure I'd enjoy it, all that cold and snow. And I've already done my share of wandering around in the dark with spindrift going down my neck......"


January 2015, glued to the live tracking for another year.  JV completes his trip,  the rat's gnawing away.


March 2015, application accepted. Barring mishaps, I'll be on the start line 9 January 2016. Time to dig in the loft for the cold weather gear.


Subversive Runner said...

Blame attributed to MtM then :-)

Robert Osfield said...

Oh Man, that means I'll need to been glued to online updates from the 9th of January 2016. There's no escape!