Weeks 2 & 3 – More Progress??

So I’ve lumped these 2 weeks together as there is absolutely nothing to report for week 2…  A series of events conspired to put paid to any progress in my 2nd week.

Week 3 however was a little more promising.  Obviously I am having to scope out where I could possibly run with every new site.  In week 3 we arrived at Fletchers Farm in the North York Moors.  This was at the end of a lane that was about 1/2 mile long, and not completely level.  The lane continued a little way past the campsite, up and over the railway.  And this was where I started my runs.  I managed 3 in total!

Details then – Run No. 1; Tuesday 12th September- I warmed up by walking up to the top of the railway bridge, and started my run from the top; I managed to keep running all the way to the end of the lane and beyond, when I turned right and kept going for a while.  The lane was much busier than expected!  When I turned back I had a short rest, and headed back the way I’d come, this included an incline, which I bullied myself up before stopping again!  Seeing a couple of proper runners heading my way with their 4 dogs I waited for them to pass before continuing.   I managed 1.34 miles in a total of 18 minutes.

Run No. 2; Thursday 14th September- Sort of the same route except I walked further up from the railway bridge before turning around and starting to run.  This time, before I got to the end of the lane I took a short diversion along another lane before turning right again at the end of the 1st lane.  This was an attempt to increase my distance to 1 1/2 miles.  It almost worked!  1.47 miles in 21 minutes.


Run No. 3; Saturday 16th September – This time I turned left at the end of the lane instead of right, thinking that it was more level.  I was wrong!  A bit of a backward step covering 1.32 miles in 19 minutes.

Our next move was inland again to Northumberland and Hadrian’s Wall country, where I managed 3 more runs in Week 4 🙂




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