I don’t know about you, but I am definitely detecting more people starting to get stressed after a few days of ‘lockdown”. It makes me feel very fortunate that I already have fitness as part of my life, and now more than ever it is providing an important way to keep some sanity. Maybe some of you feel the same? I know a lot of people don’t have what ‘we’ have…
But you didn’t click on the link to read my thoughts on life (!!), just my thoughts on the mad goats that have been out again today haha… So what has been happening? Is there any less bleating and perhaps a bit more running? 😉 Have any more ‘gingers’ joined the Challenge? Surely there can’t be more upsets and surprises SIX days in???
You people are just amazing! Another day of happenings and craziness. A big day (obviously the sun was out) as 34 of you hit the tarmac and trails! With some serious uphill miles going on…
First and foremost, I managed to miss out Michelle yesterday who knocked out an impressive 255m upwards! But was this a flash in the pan??? Looks like she could on an alternate day strategy. Absolutely no pressure but now you have catapulted yourself into the leader board favourites, you will need to give me something to write about tomorrow 😉 Also Tracy is all caught up too so keep it going Tracy!
Other happening today; Allen came back after a few days mulling the situation over with a hard hitting 266m. Leila found a hill as did Sarah P. who was so pleased with her discovery she ran up and down it repeatedly!
Actually this pattern of behaviour seems to have been the norm today… Nigel, who you will recall rocked up late yesterday to join the party, decided to run some reps too. His included the very aptly named Vomit Hill. Luckily we weren’t treated to any photo evidence. Although all OTHER pictures are very welcome on the group page. If they concern fitness so much the better!
Steve did something interesting with a pole and he repeated that several times too. Whist he didn’t actually gain any ascent, the mere fact that he owned up to this act I felt warranted 1m 😉 If you are interested in finding out more (and if you are looking for some interesting conditioning ideas then you might well be interested) ask him in the group, I’m sure he will be happy to share!
Simon won the Fluffy Vest today. But I think it should be a Fluffy Straight jacket. He has clearly lost the plot 😉 In arguably flat Buckinghamshire he found himself a 100m long hill and then repped it for 6k, that is (IMHO) an insane amount of times up and down ONE short hill !! And for good measure it was off road presumably to save his hooves for the rest of the challenge… 408m of ascent in the flat lands of Bucks.
So what has that done to the overall leader board?
Well we now have a definite breakaway, even though we aren’t yet at the half way point. Too early? Simon has pulled away, but Hannah is still very much in touch with just 200m or so between them. Hannah continues her run every day streak (with or without PPE!) and lets not forget that last time Simon went for the aggressive move she was not happy and properly retaliated… Friday could be bloody interesting!?!?!
Linda continues to try and maintain her understated ‘noting to see here’ approach but on 876m she isn’t fooling me! Rob lives close enough to Simon’s ‘Hill of Insanity’ and he might be building up to something…
Michelle R. has thrown the gauntlet down too lets not forget… Could we see her move further up the pack tomorrow? And then another dark goat is Leila who also found a hill today and might have discovered a tase for it?
But I would be crazy to close without an update on Trevor… Today was a planning day. Tomorrow he hits the trails in anger. Let’s not forget that he is a goat that live in the mountains all the time… Simon / Hannah / Linda… He is going to eat your grass if you let him!!
And on that cliff hanger here is the latest Challenge Leader Board:
|46||Emily Calista Walker||0||199|
|94||James Ryan Mitchell||0||74|
|30||Mary Anne Mackenzie||0||53|