I use Smashrun.com to track history, trends in my training and goals and it has this great concept of “badges” for a huge variety of things e.g.

One that I’ve had my eye on and which can only be done on 1 day every year is the “Shortest Day” badge:

“This badge is hard to get, but the experience might be a little bit extraordinary. On the shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice, you’ll need to run at both sunrise and sunset. For each run you’ll need to start before the sun rises/sets and finish after.”

This year I decided to give it a go…

Morning clockwise loop.

Afternoon anti-clockwise repeat

This is a mirrored collage of the morning pic and the afternoon pic taken when passing through a local stile.

Pre-sunrise

Post-sunset

Coffee stop both ways with a pint in the afternoon – why not?

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