#Janathon Day 4: A Muddy Climb

Today I started my day with #Janathon. Once Junior had left for school, I got my kit together and waited for running wife Ems to knock on. A few minutes later we were running towards Trentham Park, the hilly wilderness that is part of the Trentham Estate but open to the public and surrounds Trentham Gardens. There were very few other people about, which may have been due to the presence of lots of mud. As ‘hardcore’ runners we were unphased by the boggy conditions and we squelched along merrily, sliding about and shrieking as we attempted to stay upright. We were like kids at play.


Mud running is hard work, and as we climbed the bank towards the old quarry, my muscles were complaining. However, as we reached the top we were rewarded by impressive views of the area. This is a slow and shortish route but a rewarding one, for this very reason. We paused for a moment to pick out local landmarks – it all looks so peaceful from up there – the clouds were parting to reveal patches of blue sky and we could feel the warmth of the sun on our backs. We could have stayed up there for ages, but headed back down for more skidding about in the mud.

We only ran five miles, but it felt like eight, and took over an hour. However it was a lot of fun, which is one of the many things #Janathon is all about.

Janathon 2017 Stats
Total Miles = 18.90
Total KM = 30.42
Total Calories = 3,043
Average KM Day = 7.60

Days Worth Calories = 1.52
IRONMAN Distances = 0.27
10Ks = 3.04


About Trenthamfolk

Marathon Runner, Optimist, Joie de vivre…
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One Response to #Janathon Day 4: A Muddy Climb

  1. I know how you feel when it comes to mud running – my back suffers the most!!

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