Essex running

On the second day of Juneathon I crept out of the my Essex hotel (mum and dad’s) at 7 am and set off for a long run.
It was warm, with a slight breeze and NO one else in Essex was awake-perfect.

Have decided to find employment as a nature scarer on the basis of this mornings run, I clearly have a flare for this as managed to scare

A mother duckling and her brood
A partridge off her nest
A female human walker who was clearly stocked that this pudgy, sweaty runner actually spoke in fact she was so surprised it rendered her speechless!

The rapeseed was lovely


The reservoir lovelier


8 miles done.

Shower, brekkie, then out for a two hour walk with the oldies and madam, across the Essex countryside. Wish I had worn my Garmin then could have logged the miles for Juneathon!

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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5 Responses to Essex running

  1. Tubontherun says:

    I could well challenge you as nature scarerer. Though cows seem to be relatively fearless (well, more curious). Beautiful reservoir! If you like that kind of thing, try Squabmoor reservoir round my neck of the woods – that’s serene and very picturesque.

  2. abradypus says:

    7am – a holiday lie in!

  3. You’re making me feel guilty …. completely missed out a longish run this week, gonna have to re-align myself and begin a new running chapter 😉

  4. runtezza says:

    V. impressed with the variety of early-morning Essex wildlife.

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