Thursday, 23 June 2011

Midsummer Night Run - 21/06/2011

I ran on Tuesday to see if I could ease myself in for Pontesbury, and also if I was fit enough to do a BG Leg 1 support on Saturday. Answers the following morning were yes and no!

I set off with the usual Tuesday night crew, up Lightspout Hollow to Boiling Well. Up here, we parted company - I wanted some soft smoothish ground to try out on and the rest of the guys were after some climbing, so they went down Ashes and then apparently up to Barrister's Plain, straight down again and then back over Yearlet.

I went on up to the top of Pole Bank, then to Pole Cottage and on down the lovely side valley from there into Ashes. I saw some spawning trout in the gully under Yearlet, and then a heron down by the flat grassy area under Ashlet. I had a chat with another fellrunner at the bottom of the Hollow, then ran back to Church Stretton by way of the woods and Cunnery Road, arriving just after the main group had got back.

A nice steady controlled run with little pain, although I was pretty stiff on Wednesday morning. The route was about 8.7 miles and 1,400' of climbing in around an hour and a half.

1 comment:

  1. Hey up Jim. It sounds like a lovely way to celebrate the solstice.