Today I went up to Stafford for one of those hard-to-define modern-style races: sprint? urban? middle? Anyway, it was a run around an army base. I like going to new areas like this, and the organisers did a great job, but it wasn’t the most interesting or difficult campus-style terrain I’ve run on. And with this being my second race in two days after a month off I found it hard going. (However, the fact I had to get Catherine to the circus by 2 p.m. gave me an incentive not to hang about…)