Barnsdale Country Club
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... to! Last year's scholars certainly set the bar high. Thanks guys.....no really....thanks :-S
As one of last year's candidates stated "Buckle up-you're in for a ride"...I have taken that as the indication to seriosuly knuckle down and firm up my scholarship plans. So to those of you kind enough to read this, watch this space!
... was wonderful. It is such a lovely river (when not in flood I hasten to add) and the weather was perfect and the song that begins - 'It's such a lovely day and I want to spend it with you' just kept popping into my head and reading Bryan's reflections at the end of the day was just amazing so I'll say no more, just share it with you.
Today just started out like the song, 'It's such a perfect day'. I ...
... try every street we thought was sending us closer to our destination. A short time later (read a really long time later) we finally found the castle entrance. We were relieved to get off the bike and enter the castle grounds to see if we could find Mr R HOOD. Unfortunately the only person we discovered robbing the rich to pay the poor was the lady taking the admission payment (or is that robbing the poor to pay the rich!). The admission was worth it ...
... that's OK it is Sunday. We went into Stamford to stock up on rations, these were different shops than yesterday, just food today.
Then we made our way to The Horse and Jockey at Manton for our Sunday baked dinner, Russ had beef and I had chicken, again very nice. We drove around the back roads in and out of lovely old villages, the countryside is just amazing, ...
... I am feeling great in terms of aerobic fitness (even two sessions of spinning seemed relatively easy - less harsh on the pain dial maybe?); I am not hitting any "wall" or getting muscle fatigue. I have just got to be kind to the old bones really and listen to my body.
Reading Trail Running (a good read - even if they didn't or maybe because they didn't print my full story) I have been heartened to see the training schedules of ...
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