Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker

The Gallery – longest day

I haven’t joined in with the Gallery for an awfully long time which is quite ironic given that the theme this week is the longest day. But when I saw Tara tweet the theme I really couldn’t resist. I’m close to the peak of my training now for my attempt to run 100km on July 19th to raise money for Save the Children and Tommy’s. Which of course means lots of weekend long runs and with 2 small children at home the best time for me to do it is early in the morning.

It means I can be back by around 8.30am and still have a whole day ahead to be with them and hopefully give the lady of the manor a break. Plus when the weather is like it is at the moment getting out early is definitely a good thing. So it was on the longest day that I headed out at 5.50am onto the trails near home and I thought given that it was the summer solstice it would be fun to run down to Avebury where lots of people would have been watching the sun rise.

I don’t think I’m ever going to see so many people on one of my early runs again and there were definitely some interesting people out there. But it was a beautiful morning and also the perfect time for a running selfie. This was taken at 6.45am although you’d could easily mistake it for midday!

Avebury selfie

P.S. If you happen to want to sponsor me then you can find my donations page here.


  1. Wow, good luck with the run. I ran 2 marathons, but cannot imagine running 100km.

  2. I don’t envy you that run, but what a gorgeous day for a training session!

  3. Sarah MumofThree World

    June 25, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    That’s such a cool photo with those people in the background. I am in awe of you on your run. Good luck!

  4. Good luck xxx

  5. Wow! Good on you! 100km is mind-blowing! All the very, very best x

  6. Merlinda Little

    June 26, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I can only run 5k err.. okay walk run. 100k is mind blowing! Good luck with this. It is such a lovely morning! Mornings here is like that too. So bright like its midday =) #TheGallery

  7. Just wow. Way to spend the longest day! 100km makes my head spin just thinking about it

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