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 🙂