Found myself out running late last night; it was deep twilight as I ran along the cycle track with a following wind, making a decent pace for a change; I ended up doing about 25.30 for the 5km.
What may have helped was having a pacemaker. As I approached the railway station, I noticed that I was being raced by a small, low slung entity about 10 metres ahead of me.
I've never seen a hedgehog run so fast - it took me a few seconds to catch up with it! Specimen in good nick too.
Always pleased to see them about, safe away from roads.
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