Ian Gamlen and I made a last-minute decision to go up to Charnwood Forest for the East Midlands Championships. Thanks to the M42, it’s relatively easy and quick to get to from Sutton, and we were rewarded with a beautiful morning and a good event. The only drawback was the damage I did to my ankle when I tripped over at about one-third distance. It was surprisingly painful at first, but I jogged on for another hour to complete the course.