Had hoped to do W8R1 in daylight but,as ever, life conspired against me. First run I can honestly say felt very comfortable. Still very slow but mainly because of the dark. Would like to find another route but that will have to wait for a weekend when I can see. There are no street lights if I deviate from my existing route so will explore in the daylight.
Seriously considered giving up until after winter but there is this stubborn little voice in my head saying "Don't be a wimp, get out there". Mental attitude definitely harder than the physical side at the moment. Let's hope that little voice in my head keeps winning!