Well I promised myself a change of scenery for this one, so I drove off to the local wood for a trail type circuit. It was a lot hillier than I am used to, but thankfully most of the climbing was taken care of during the warm up walk.
I found it quite hard to judge my pace and probably set out too slowly because I didn't' know how hilly it was going to get. It turned out to be a steady upward climb for the first half of the run and then steady down hill for the second.
I did miss a turn off and ended up going too far down a big hill. That was a painful mistake as I had to turn my lungs inside out to run back up the hill to get back on the right track.
So next time as I know what to expect I can judge it better, and I will definitely remember to turn left down halfway down the big descent next time! And there are loads of alternatives to mix things up a bit.
I really enjoyed running in the cool shade of the trees, it was awesome.
And of course, being an official runner made me smile too!