Racing with the boys on Monday evening. Trail running is great, and I've been loving the change of scenery, but sometimes I miss the speed sessions. These guys (and a handful of others) keep me on my toes every 👏 damn 👏 time. No ankle pain after the session, at least. Week and a half to CTS Dorset. 46 miles of fun, fun, fun.
Low mileage planned this weekend. 15k @maverickrace Dark Surrey night trail run with @a_tarps on Saturday evening. If I love trail running, I fucking adore a night trail run. Super pumped for this one. First Maverick race, too.
Sunday afternoon is the @positiveeast 10k Red Run in Victoria Park for World AIDS Day. The run will be supporting 28 HIV charities this year, and has raised £200,000 since 2008. I'm not going to lie, I wanted to join the race anyway because it's for a good cause, but I also looked up last year's finish times to suss it out 🙈 I reckon I have a podium finish in me, if last year was anything to go by.
This week is HIV Testing Week - gay and bisexual men should take a HIV test AT LEAST every year. You can get tested at your GP surgery, sexual health clinic, at a HIV organisation if there's one near you, or via a postal test. You can find out more information about how often you should be getting tested, and where you can get tested, on the It Starts With Me website by @thtorguk 👌 World AIDS Day is also coming up on December 1st - @nationalaidstrust have plenty of fundraising ideas if you want to get involved, and if nothing else, pick up a red ribbon on the day and give a few quid to charity.
Full of cold at the moment, took all my willpower to stay off Primrose Hill tonight. @yoga.ro took me in for the evening and helped me sweat out the sickness. I've missed yoga so damn much.
Anyone joining me at the Maverick Dark or Red Run? And if you missed the big announcement, @cityrunsldn number 2 is going to be in Fulham. March 18th, not the best date if you're an Irishman. Go easy on the pints, lads and ladies - this is PB day. Entry to London's flattest closed 10k race opens tomorrow if you've pre-registered. See you there 🙅 📸 by @the_midnight_club