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The gentlest return to training possible

Parkrun activity has been as prevalent as usual with several members scoring good age-group positions recently, including Emma S and Rosie Wigg. Steve W has also been doing well in age group and furthermore scored an impressive overall win at the Doncaster event last weekend.

Mick W, meanwhile - returning from a month layoff with a troublesome virus - decided that a nice, gentle way back into training would be a to run a 10 mile circuit of the Lake District’s Northern Fells and take in the 931 metre summit of Skiddaw! Not content with inflicting masochistic harm, Mick persuaded Steve that such a ‘gentle fat-burner’ would be good training for a full distance triathlon Steve is planning for later this year.

It’s easy to see from the video who’s in his element with ‘gentle fat burners’ and who isn’t. Mick (in blue) is almost permanently smiling: Steve (in yellow) is almost permanently not. In spite of white-outs, ice fields, thigh-deep drifts, blizzards, serious wind-chill and numerous falls each, both got off the mountain relatively unscathed. 

It was generally concluded there are less involved if infinitely less memorable ways to burn fat...