So excited to share today's run with you lovely folk.....it was absolutely brilliant in so many ways and I really felt joy 😀
The day started with a bit of faffing....there was a very heavy downpour so I prevaricated about kit long sleeves? Jacket? Capris? Luckily the heavy shower passed quickly so we set off (capris AND jacket!) up the lane into the coombe. The first part of the route (unplanned again) went steadily uphill, Squiggs pulled me along until I was able to let him off the lead for a little while in the forest. The track was stony and uneven and gradually climbed higher towards the open moorland at the top. Squiggs was back on the lead and we stopped for a short while to assess the options (follow the road or moorland tracks). It felt wild and isolated on the top, the wind and drizzle adding to the atmosphere. A frizzure of excitement.......we started trotting along the moorland track - would I get lost? The track became narrower and narrower until I was having to step over the heather. The ground was very wet and my shoes were completely sodden, I was glad to be wearing my bright pink jacket. Eventually we rejoined the lane and ran down it to the main road. We crossed the road and were greeted with a magnificent view of the bay (see photo). Off again, this time a wide grassy, flattish track - fantastic to run freely and with a bit more pace, Squiggs out in front loving every minute and me too! The next bridle way took us down back towards the village by a different route. A bit rough, muddy and my knees complained a bit now we were heading downhill but it was fine. Finally down into the village and back to mum's house. What a state we looked, one very mucky dog and mud splattered me - but I felt so good 😄 One hour 50 minutes and 13k of real trail running (well bit of walking too) So pleased and proud. I just LOVE this running bug!