Well the time has come to say goodbye to the urban jungle of Belfield and to say hello to the new residency in Woodford in the Blue Mountains. Only a week to go now before the Boss and I move into our new home. We are both really looking forward to the change. The Boss has been pushing for this change for years and to be honest I don't know why we didn't do it earlier.
So what this means for my running? I think that I'm definitely going to be concentrating solely on trail and mountain running. I just can't see myself wanting to pound pavement when I have the great Aussie bush literally at my backdoor. I don't think I'm going to be racing half as much either, although I have done a rough count of the amount of races in the Western Sydney/Blue Mountains and there is no shortage! When you factor in the Running Wild races, TNF100, 6 Foot, Willy 2 Billy, Woodford 2 Glenbrook (my local race!) and all the SMC races I think I have enough races to keep the competitive juices flowing!
There is no shortage of training partners either. I'm very lucky to have a solid group of runners already up there that I'm already friends with. How's this for a bloody great bunch of athletes...Ben Artup, Earl and Ed O'Brien, Andy Lee, Wayne Bulloch, Mick Donges, Ewan Horsbough, Jo Parsons, Jim Perrett, Ben Berriman, Terry Meehan...plus a whole bunch more I haven't met yet.
Yes, I think this will be a great move!