Running blog: how was your weekend running?

What a cold, miserable weekend we've just had. I was so depressed by 5pm on an unremittingly grey Saturday that there was only one thing for it: trainers on and out for a run. An hour later, I was muddy and tired but feeling infinitely better – there really is nothing like running to boost your mood. Did anyone else beat the late-winter blues with a good run this weekend?

Of all the organised races that took place, I like the sound of the Back 2 the Trenches mud run in Redhill, Surrey. It seems similar to the brilliant Tough Guy, which I did a few years ago, and newcomer Tough Mudder, which I've signed up for in May. The next mud run is on 23 June if you fancy giving it a go.

Elsewhere, the New Forest Festival of Running looked like a great inclusive event, with races from five miles to 50km. Other big meets included the Shakespeare Raceway, with a 10k, half marathon and children's fun run on a drag-racing track in Stratford-upon-Avon; the Milton Keynes Festival of Running (5k, 10k and half marathon); and, of course, the London 5k Onesie Run for Comic Relief.

So what did you get up to: a run, a race or hibernating on the sofa, praying for spring? Be honest now …

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