I'd been online looking for 5k routes around town - I haven't lived here that long - and I noticed there's a footpath through the fields that is pretty much parallel with the road I've been running along. So today I figured I'd try that route. The path itself was alright, probably better than the road as there were no hills, however, what a time to pick to try a muddy footpath. The path was narrow and I spent a lot of time dodging puddles. Luckily I only passed one cyclist as it would have been a squeeze with any more people. When I finished I was more tired than I remember being after a run for weeks, and definitely more muddy! I guess it'll be weather dependent as whether I try the Nuns Walk again, but it's good to have n alternative.