The first month of the year brings clashes in form, fitness and motivation
The first weekend of January is a bit of a write off – especially, as per this year when it falls on New Year’s Eve and Day – but the remainder of the month is the time in which New Year’s Resolutions are made and shattered.
The results of festive excesses, good intentions, and brave new plans are just as evident on ye olde club run as anywhere else, and they’re not hard to recognise.
Here’s a few January club run traditions that will be taking place across the country…
Someone has got fat
With the dust settling on mince pie season, most of us have been mainly indulging in the ‘hashtagfestering500’ and are carrying a kilo or so of Grandma’s chocolate log up the climbs.
But there’s always one rider who has really gone to town and looks a bit like they’re trundling along with the contents of an entire Quality Street collection, box and all, under their once well fitting lycra attire.
Someone is flying
At the same time, there’s always one rider who spent the entire festive season trying to escape the mother-in-law by pounding out their frustrations on the turbo trainer, travelling only as far as the garden shed (the maximum distance from The Family allowed)