Many thanks to everyone who advised me on trail running and shoes, today I did my first trail run! It was fab, I loved every minute!
The first pic is the start of the trail, I was a bit nervous about going in! The second pic is where it suddenly opened out, on a field of beautiful blue flowers, with Cordes just visible in the background It was very steep, about 100MTs elevation altogether, starting on grass, then soil and roots, the loose chalky stones. I managed to keep running all the way, albeit quite slowly in places. I even had enough left over for a sort of sprint finish when I got back down to the flat. I was grinning like a loon all the way home.