Phew, that took some getting out of the house, derailed by a neighbour, I could see time slipping towards my looming night shift..... But I'm out gqr too long after the weetabix fuel had been Dispatched 🤓.... Decided on a non towpath run, so headed towards the castle (minimal car usage, needs must for time).
Just what the Dr ordered, more gradients than I remembered but nice gentle-ish ones, across the cattle grid, by the lodge it's off to the right and a nicely trodden trail, preferable to tarmac and my Brooks ghosts giving plenty of grip.
I'd planned on the castle being about 2.5k one way, just a little short, but I'll find an extra 1k to add later.
All in all a nice gentle run, and today's soundtrack was the rat-a-tat-tat of the unseen woodpeckers 🙃.
Happy running you lot stay safe out there!!