Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Stretton Club Run - 14/12/2010
Another club night at Church Stretton. We had more people out this week (12) but not such magical conditions (dull and slightly drizzly).
We ran what I'm told is the route of the "Morning After" race, which I'll try to get to on New Year's Day.
Starting, as usual, at the Co-Op car park, we ran up through the Rectory Wood to the Townbrook Valley reservoir, and then on across the Burway down into Cardingmill Valley. We went on up the path around the end of Stanyeld and across the golf course to climb the south face of Nover's Hill. A descent into the Batch followed by a short climb up Cwmdale brought us back onto the golf course and the Stanyeld path. We went back into the town past the finish of the Skyline on the cricket field.
I had a good chat with Helen Skelton about the Newport & District Fell section and her (rapid) progress since she took up fell running. It was nice to chat with a few of the others too.
Not a very heavy evening this week, with only about 5.2 miles and 1,100 feet of climbing.