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    Through the maize

    One of the public footpaths that I use frequently on training runs goes across the middle of several arable fields. This year, two of the fields have got maize growing in them. For the last few weeks it has not been good for running: the path is still clearly defined, but the maize leaves are spreading across it, many at face height. After last night's rain and a heavy shower mid-morning, I would have had wet leaves in my face if I had run that way today. So I went a different way, adding about 10 minutes to the run; although much of the diversion was along roads, there were grass verges most of the way, so it wasn't too unpleasant.

    If it was bracken or heather, I could say that I was training for the fells . . . but maize!

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    Same problem down here earlier in the year with shoulder high oil seed rape. Progress nigh on impossible and added a mile detour on to one of our training runs.
    At least it's not permanent though unlike the locked gate on another local bridleway.....

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    When are they going to harvest this stuff?!
    In his lifetime he suffered from unreality, as do so many Englishmen.
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    27th September in the afternoon is the word on countryfile.
    A quote,

    "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    27th September in the afternoon is the word on countryfile.
    No, the maize is still standing on 2nd October.
    In his lifetime he suffered from unreality, as do so many Englishmen.
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    That John Craven again. Still not telling you the truth.
    A quote,

    "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    That John Craven again. Still not telling you the truth.
    I only watch Countryfile to see Ellie Harrison.
    In his lifetime he suffered from unreality, as do so many Englishmen.
    Jorge Luis Borges

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