Thursday, 14 January 2010
Night run on Lecky Hill
The almost athletes cancelled the wednesday night road run due to dangerous pavements, so ten of us headed out from the Old Pats rugby club for some risky running up on Leckhampton Hill. Great to run with a larger group: Chris, Marek, Duncan, Paul M, Paul, Tim, Simon, Nick, Mike and me.
There had been a fresh dollop and along the top, the drifts snaked out like linear dunes, some of them thigh deep.
A smaller group of us picked up the Sandy Lane loop.
Coming out of Upper Coberley wood and onto a field of unbroken snow, there were no visual cues. We went spectacularly off route and had to follow the field edge to get back on track.
Broke out the emergency Kendal mint cake towards the end - there some tired guys, myself included.
All this extra effort needed to run in snow should eventually do my legs a power of good and will hopefully be good training for Mike's race: the suggestively named Mayhill Massacre...