Dash in the Dark 2

Friday night, and another head torch run in Llandegla Forest. The Dashes in the Dark are great fun, a small but select band of nutters, numbering about 30, pitch up at the visitor centre at Llandegla for a race through the dark trees.

Fresh snow on the ground threw back a lot more light from the head torch to light the way, but left the  forest beyond darker and more impenetrable – still, no monsters in Llandegla… or so I’ve been told… Zig-zagging up the long winding track from the visitor centre saw me watching a large group of runners disappearing off into the gloom ahead, whilst those behind dwindled to become just an occassional flash of light in the trees. Consequently I spent most of the rest of the race in a bubble of my own, with no one in sight ahead or astern. This suited me fine as it took any pressure off me to ‘race’ and I could just settle down and enjoy running through fresh snow  in the silence and dark with the odd glimpse of a crescent moon high overhead. Running doesn’t get any better than this in my book.

40 minutes later the finish hoved into view with the prospect of hot chocolate with marshmellows and all the trimmings back in Llandegla centre. Don’t know whether Ben will manage to fit a third race in this winter – but if he does, I intend to be back.

Andy S.

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Night run – 4 Feb

Fancy a nightrun?Don’t forget the night run tonight. 6:30pm at the club, club member or not, all welcome. Bring a headtorch/torch though. Similar route to one of the summer hill runs, inclusive pace.

Next night run – Thursday 7 January 2010

A couple of pics from yesterday’s night run…

Come on Helsby folk, we’re being outnumbered by guests (not that they’re not very welcome!). Next one’s Feb 4th, or sooner by popular demand.

Fancy a night run?

Fancy a nightrun?Fancy a night run? 6:30pm at the club. Something like the summer offroad hill route. A whole lot more fun than you might imagine.

I know for a fact at least one club member had a shiney new headtorch under their tree!

Bring a headtorch and a sense of humour. Friendly pace.

These are semi-regular through the winter, first Thursday of the month. Bring a friend.

If you need a light the Alpkit over there on the left is a great starter and good enough to run with. Absolute bargain for 15 quid. You can of course spend a heck of a lot more.

http://www.alpkit.com/gamma …now back in stock after a long wait. Or you might like to treat yourself to a Hope 4-led, like Andy. Ahem!

Review: http://furiouscycling.blogspot.com/2008_02_01_archive.html

Other dates for your diary:
Thu 4th February, 6.30pm
Thu 4th March, 7.00pm