Team Brexit stum­bling be­fore run

Central Leader - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - JAMES PASLEY

Things were look­ing good for Team Brexit un­til they peaked too soon.

Lured into a false sense of se­cu­rity with cool, wet evenings Si­mon Collins and Sinead Lough­nane surged ahead tack­ling per­sonal train­ing ses­sions, yoga and a cock­tail of long and short runs.

Ian Benet was fit­ter on the soc­cer field, scor­ing a hat trick and con­tem­plat­ing ris­ing early to fit more runs into his week.

Then with the re­turn of the heat the team fal­tered.

‘‘I felt re­ally con­fi­dent and happy, and then this week I’ve felt ex­hausted. We peaked too soon,’’ Sinead said.

Over the last fort­night Ian strained his calf, had a cold, and spent his evenings at work func­tions.

‘‘I’ve had less pro­gres­sion than I hoped,’’ Ian said.

Si­mon had to deal with turn­ing 30 and said his legs felt ‘‘bug­gered’’.

It was all doom and gloom. Over the week­end Sinead and Si­mon climbed Mount Taranaki hop­ing a change of scenery would rein­vig­o­rate them and Ian ran the route to see how long it would take him.

For the fi­nal week they de­cided to take it easy with a few runs, one last per­sonal train­ing ses­sion and then rest.

Ports of Auck­land Round the Bays is on Sun­day.

JAMES PASLEY/FAIR­FAX NZ

This Sun­day Team Brexit will take on Round the Bays.

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