#Janathon Day 12: Battling With The Fans

Today, I hit the canal at the same time as half of Stoke-on-Trent (it seemed) was making their way to the Britannia Stadium to watch the mighty Stoke City kick a ball. It’s always chaos on the routes leading up to the stadium, and of course you have to pay for parking, so many people choose to walk or simply dump their cars on grass verges and footpaths here there and everywhere. Having dodged around several scarf wearing supporters and making a detour over a roundabout due to cars on the pavement, I wasn’t comfortable running in the busy road, or fighting against the flow of marching supporters, so decided to duck on to the path by the River Trent.

The Trent is usually comparable to a large stream in our neck of the woods, but it’s currently swollen and flowing rapidly… even the old video recorder that has been visible from the bridge for years has been washed away. Today the path was mercifully deserted, so I ran happily and uninhibited. It ejected me onto the main road where cars were queuing, still three miles or so from the stadium. I felt smug as I charged past, but didn’t want to slow down in case anyone noticed. For the sake of my pride (in front of strangers, nonetheless) it was a lot of effort on tired legs, but I’ve still added five #Janathon miles to my tally (Runkeeper), and that feels great.

Janathon 2014 Stats
Total Miles = 75.08
Total KM = 120.83
Total Calories = 9,201
Average Per Day = 6.26

Equivalents
Greggs Steak Bakes = 18.8
Bottles of Jim Beam = 5.9
Days Worth Calories = 4.6
Journeys to Work = 5.40

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About Trenthamfolk

Marathon Runner, Optimist, Joie de vivre…
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2 Responses to #Janathon Day 12: Battling With The Fans

  1. runtezza says:

    Excellent effort — well done on putting on a good show for those car-bound fans, Perhaps they will be inspired to run to the match next time?

  2. Trenthamfolk says:

    Sadly I doubt it, but it’s good to be putting on a good example!

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