IMG_1408The running club plan was to do some relays that involved a rather dark section on the route.  I therefore donned my new sparkling Silva Trail Runner 2 head torch, which is rather swish and not exactly cheap.  You can understand my horror when the torch just failed to work, completely dead even after being tried with a set of fresh batteries!  How disappointed I was that such a  supposedly high quality product just decided to “conk!”.  Unperturbed, I got out my older (cheaper) head-torch which of course, worked fine.  The only trouble is that it makes me look like a Dalek!

When we got to the running club, it was decided not to do the dark route after all (because it was too dark) and so the torch got left in the car after all that!

We did relays, around a route of around 800M, where you hand over to your partner on alternate laps so each person does 4 laps with a rest in between each.  That is so hard for someone like me, a steady distance runner, but I am told this sort of thing does you the world of good so that’s why you do it!  Thats the great thing of being part of a running club, you get to do things that you wouldn’t do on your own, it stretches you and makes you fitter.

As for the head torch, well it will have to go back.  Presumably Amazon will replace with no quibble, otherwise, well, that would be a blog for another day!


Author: MarathonMannUK

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, Retired IT Solutions Architect, Distance Runner with Rothwell Harriers. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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