I hope you are having a truly wondrous time in the land of Big Clever London, where the streets are paved with gold and the sun always shines.
We, of course, missed you at running club tonight. Well, I say 'we' but I'm sorry to say that it is only a small, dedicated band of your speedy side-kicks that can be included in that exclusive group tonight. And exclusive it was. Yes, Pete, I'm proud to say that I am now in an elite group of 'The Hardcore Runners'. And it's fair to say that 'Girl Power' rules!
Roy Castle would have been proud of the bantam band of X chromosomes who held the fort in your absence tonight; and your praise, indeed, should be showered on the following devotees of The Oldham and Royton Harrier's Road Running Club:
Angela, Sara, Natalie, Lindsay, Candice, myself and Dom(inique)...
A group of your runners who, tonight, demonstrated the same commitment, enthusiasm and dedication that you, yourself, have given to running.
Following your training schedule, our (clearly hardcore) gaggle of girlies set off on a figure of 8 run, or 5km route; completing the routes with the motivation and ardency, you would expect from a (clearly hardcore) group such as ourselves.
However, despite the energy, eagerness and earnestness of the whole group tonight, one special mention must go out to someone who went above and beyond the call of duty, demonstrating the true nature of our club by supporting the other runners: Dom(inique), who thanks to
his her strength, support and assistance to others tonight, earned him herself an honourary position in your band of 'Hardcore Runners'... Go Girl Power!!
Coach Pete, we hope you're as proud of us tonight as we are of ourselves, and indeed,
as you muse on what to set us for Thursday's session we also take this opportunity to let you know how proud we are to be your dedicated, driven and devoted band of (truly hardcore) runners.
Best Running Regards,
Maggiee (One of the dedicated and devoted band of clearly hardcore runners!)
Distance: 3.1 miles
Time: 40 minutes