Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Stretton Club Run - 07/12/2010

Another really excellent evening run tonight, mostly on snow, with the odd bit of ice.

Eight of us met up in the Co-Op car park at Church Stretton. We headed out up onto Burway Hill, trying to stay on the ridges to avoid the worst of the black ice on the busy paths in the batches.

We followed the path on up to the top of the road and then onto the Portway, across to Haddon Hill. I had a minor spill in the col between the two tops but luckily rolled and was straight up and running again. The drop down from Haddon was a bit icy - I whacked through the heather and soft snow in preference to the path.

We wound our way down gently through the golf course using their tracks to reach the path which winds round the end of Stanyeld into Cardingmill Valley. Andy D had a nasty spill on the black ice here. We picked our way carefully back down to the road and jogged back to the car park.

I really enjoyed this night out, feeling reasonably good all the way round. The mudclaws seemed to give me less grief than on the Wrecker - maybe the preventative Compeed is the answer.

7.3 miles, 1,200' of ascent, lots of the running on ice and some soft snow.

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