Running to the mountains is a sport that could combine absolute sociability and on the other hand absolute unsociability. This is my strong conviction and i will stay on this thought until something else will change it.
This was actually my thought while i was going through Giannoula's firewall area to Perevou Bridge to meet Stavro Balioti and follow his training directions (it was a training day that was organized by "Health Club Runners of Thessaloniki).
In 6-7 Km i arrived at Perevou area and we started going uphill. The procedure was stronger than the other one that i experienced at Tuesday 2nd of June, during the night training effort. The group contact has a really different effect than the lonely running. The power of the team is always different; the energy is better and passed to all and by all. It is as like the pulses meet each other and give a different rhythm that is both personal and collective at the same time. It is like being the same through their diversity.
I followed the team until they "cut" the way on the right as they returned to firewall road of Giannoula's area. We had an invitation for a birthday party and i couldn't follow to the end.
It was a very nice experience. There were very good energy and a sense of caring from the responsible for the training program as well as the people of the Health Runners Club of Thessaloniki.