This is sacred space for me, as I'm Pagan, and I've done some rituals there, but today we took the dogs there in the car and walked them in the nearby wood, then I ran back to Chipping Norton. Photos include the whole family, me, Mr I Don't Snore and Dennis and Isha. The main photo is the Rollrights circle, a Neolithic stone circle built of oolitic limestone, which is very pitted and knobbly. The photos with us in are by the whispering Knights: it was once a dolman burial mound, but the earth has eroded away over time, leaving just the stones. There is a solitary standing stone away from the main complex, and called the King Stone, though not in today's photos. There are several legends attached to the circle, and it's said that nobody can count the stones accurately.
Ok, so I thought i had everything, bottle of water, phone etc, but forgot my hat - with the consequence that I now have mild heat stroke. I had it badly some years ago and am now more susceptible. Also with the consequence that, for the first time since c25k, I actually walked up part of a hill and walked the last kilometre home. I phoned Mr IDS to come and collect me, but by the time he picked up the missed call, I had got going running again and was within a kilometre of home. I had a dodgy moment outside Sainsburys when my head felt tight and I was very dizzy, and thought I would go in and buy a bottle of Lucozade with my phone, but they hadn't opened yet, so I carried on and got home alright.
So, hot, sunny and gorgeous except for my flaming face and body and giddiness. My splits were, by pace min/km:
7.40 7.43 11.24 (that was where I walked uphill) 9.20 8.21 8.59
Revelation, i get more out of breath walking uphill! Oh, and i discovered I have two left feet: I've been inadvertently wearing the two left monoskin socks ...