Sunday afternoon and the first winter training run of the year – yes it`s still mid September and when the sun was out it  in the morning it  still felt a bit like summer but by late afternoon the seasons had clearly switched and the 8 miles round the Blean Woods Black Route in a fairly continuous downpour and coolish wind, with the trails just acquiring their winter mud, definitely felt like cross country season had arrived and you just can`t get the same buzz on the track or the road.