New Cycle

As we enter 2019 a few of us have fitness goals for the year and so we enter a new cycle of training. The solstice has been and gone and so the darkness will begin to recede which seems to really have a positive effect.

We start the year with a now traditional jaunt round Greenwich Park. Feeling the burn in our legs as we take on a couple of the inclines and finishing up One Tree Hill. The views across London from here are enough to lift our spirits further. It’s a year to the day since we started training together and we’ve trained more often than not.

We’re looking forward to more work and more togetherness in the coming year. We’ll see where our fitness goals take us. We have our first Marathon to take on and there is talk of a Ragnar Race.

It all started with a desire to get out and exercise in a group. Pay off has been huge. You get out what you put in.

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Why.

Knox Robinson, a New York runner says that running is an act of rebellion. That it enables you to free yourself from the shackles society has constructed for us and the limits and walls we put up internally. He’s right of course, however it’s not just running. It’s true that running is in it’s simplest form, what we evolved to be. Upright runners. And whilst the run remains the building block of our activities, we find that group training and exercise brings it’s own freedoms. The camaraderie of community, the sharing of problems on the chat lap weeks, the support the crew provide, the galvanising affect of workout on a life. It can all start with that one decision to get involved or meet up with a new set of people. Some people love the run, they feel it in the way a person of faith might feel a Sunday sermon. Some others, not so much. They hate it. One truth emerges from each and every get together. Nobody regrets it.

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