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Discussion: Apologies......

in: Angus; Angus > 2015-11-07

Nov 16, 2015 6:19 PM # 
....about the rabbit-hole. If it helps, one of the last times I ran here I ran headlong into a firing pit thing. I didn't quite fit in at full stretch = lots of bruises.

I planned this event. I hope despite the injury you feel the trip was worthwhile. I think it is fabulous terrain.
Re map scale, our 'old' (pre-JK2011) map was I think 1:7500 and 2.5m contours. Now 1:10000 and 5m contours thanks to BOF advisors or IOF advisors or somesuch. It's tempting to blow the scale up (we did do that for junior courses) but decided to stay 1:10000 for seniors. For planning purposes we blew it up to about 1:4000 and while it did mean we were running with a tablecloth, the land forms are beautifully clear.

Hope the ankle heals swiftly.
Nov 16, 2015 9:07 PM # 
No it doesn't help...maybe the terrain is too dangerous..shouldn't be used, nothing but warnings about not kicking and touching metal objects...who would want to run around in that?
Also, to get it off my chest, the rabbit holes really should have been marked....;)

despite my issues I do appreciate how fabulous the terrain is, particularly with the recent memory of Magilligan to compare and yes a worthwhile trip.

Scale a whole different issue and age related sight deterioration is something that gets us all, and really most others suck it up and get on with it, but I enjoy it much more when I can read the map on the run...but trying to fold a table cloth in the wind would be something else to complain about!!

Curiously the ankle seems back to normal. It wasn't my normal twist which I thought it was at the time. I didn't run till Thursday and it was perfect for that but still the occasional pain in my day to day life and I could feel it walking the streets of Belfast on Fri & Sat. (another trip up north). No issue with Connacht champs yesterday...actually I should clarify that, no issue with ankle. I'm sure you've read Olivia's blog for the other issues.

BTW apology accepted...

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