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Week 5 run 3, down in the valley

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Our village is on a flat bit on the side of a mountain. As soon you get travel more than a couple of hundred metres in any direction, things get distinctly steep. So for the dreaded week 5 20 minute run I went to a nearby village down in the valley. It's still not flat but it’s a lot better than having to run up a mountain. Pretty too as you can see.

The run went well. According to my phone I did 3.7km including the warm up and warm down. Happy!

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southlundon profile image

Wow! That doesn't look like Telford! :D And I thought I lived in a hilly part of the UK - that's stunning. Austria?

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telford_mikeGraduate in reply to southlundon

Haha, absolutely not Telford. Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.

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southlundonGraduate in reply to telford_mike

Wonderful! I’m off to Austria next month - love mountains (but not for running up... 😅).

Equi-geek profile image

Lauterbrunnen? (Excuse spelling!) I love it there! We went on motorbikes about 25 years ago. Well done on the 20 minute run! I have that one tomorrow at a nice flat venue but not as scenic as you had it!

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telford_mikeGraduate in reply to Equi-geek

Well spotted, and correctly spelt! It's Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland. I live in the little village of Wengen just up the hill.

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Equi-geekGraduate in reply to telford_mike

Ah! I understand now why you wanted somewhere flatter 🤣

Ang33333 profile image

Stunning. Love the area so much. We stay in kandersteg. Not a lot of flat walks let alone runs!

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sallenson profile image

Wow!! Can we come and stay please?

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telford_mikeGraduate in reply to sallenson

You're welcome, sofa bed at the ready! Week 6 compulsory though 😀😀😀

Dexy5 profile image

The valleys are definitely the place to be for c25k! So beautiful ! Enjoy your next week.

Mumsygill profile image

Wow Mike- lucky you. What a stunning place !

I live in a valley in Devon , surrounded by hills everywhere. Mind you- at my snails pace I can find lots of flat places for my little outings!

Beautiful, just beautiful.

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