Inspired by JuicyJU

When I came back to France 6 weeks ago it was with the intention of doing some hill work, there are plenty of hills around where as there are none in Cambridge! The weather has not been conducive, temps in the high 30Cs, full sun, high humidity (yes, I know I've been moaning about it for weeks)....The heatwave broke a couple of days ago - no more reason to delay....This is what I did yesterday, I call it the Bournazel Mountain!

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  • Nice one curly... That's some mountain you climbed there and I bet it was beautiful too?? Running in the heat is the hardest thing... And Thankyou im really touched that I inspired you :)

  • I remember seeing your posts about your mountain and though I'll have a go at that! I've found I don't mind the heat too much but the full sun with no shade anywhere really does me up!

  • That's a decent enough looking mountain!! :) When I was training for the Sydney City to Surf last year, I deliberately trained on hills like that to prepare for "Heartbreak Hill" -- I have avoided them since - although most of the area around where we live has hills , just not as big as that!! :)

  • Everywhere is like that where I live, I usually run in the valley where it is "fairly" flat.. I thought I would step outside my comfort zone a bit..

  • Oh wow that is a mountain not a hill. I thought I lived I a hilly area but nothing like that. Well done you for taking it on. Fantastic.

  • I was curious to see how to translate that kind of altitude gain into local terms, and must agree: that's quite a hill. Over here it's easy to find changes of 100m all over the place, but to get the extra 50m stretches the lateral distances quite a bit. (If you were allowed to run through peoples gardens, you could actually just go straight down to the Umbilo River near a place called Paradise Valley (a big complex) and then run up through gardens to the top of Cowies Hill, only about 3km away, and I'm pretty sure that would do it; but road designers don't work like that; and people have big dogs, so one would be eaten by something, rather than just die of exhaustion at the summit...

    The short version of this is: Wow! That's quite some hill.

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