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In the 7 days ending Oct 23:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Off-road running3 3:08:54 14.3(13:13) 23.01(8:13)
  Total3 3:08:54 14.3(13:13) 23.01(8:13)

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Thursday Oct 20 #

Off-road running 1:35:00 [3] 7.0 mi (13:34 / mi)

Spent the morning at the nets at Brockholes (google it). It costs a lot, and the kids love it, but you are on them from 2 hours and it is totally knackering. I was trying to work out how to describe it, and the nearest I can get is that it is like trying to move on the final descent of the carnethy 5 - for 2 hours. All over exhaustion. A survey of parents would doubtless say 30mins for 1/4 of the price would be perfect.

Then swimming late afternoon, and afterwards a run. From Langdale spa place where I left Ray in the pool with the kids, then chapel stile, up to Silver Howe, along to stickle tarn, and back by the new dungeon Ghyll to the cottage. I was pretty tired the whole way but it was lovely - very clear and you could see all of the tops. I was going to touch the tarn then turn around and run back down the ridge, but it was getting dark and I had a compass and torch but forgot the map, so safely first. Calf / foot still f'ed, but when there is such good running on the doorstep you have to make the most of it.

Wednesday Oct 19 #

Off-road running 35:54 [3] 2.7 mi (13:18 / mi)

Cycled to the new dungeon Ghyll, then up to stickle tarn and Harrison stickle with the kids and Ray. I then left the others and jogged on to take in pike of stickle. I sort of missed the path coming down and bumped down some crags, grazing my bot Hoddy-style. Ouch!

Tuesday Oct 18 #


Swimming and cycling with the kids. Another fairly wet day. Ray used up all the running by deciding to run up silver howe on to stickle tarn and down and back. He took no map, as I said it was easy. Keep Langdale on your left, Grasmere on your right. He got so disorientated though.

Lucy and I cycled to the old dungeon Ghyll pub and went in to warm up. I've never got beyond the new dungeon Ghyll before but this was absolutely class. Beautifully unpretentious, tea was in a plain mug, milk was uht, and brownies were wrapped in cling film and lobbed infront of you. It was the finest brownie I have ever tasted though. Gold-medal worthy. Such an unexpected joy. We cycled back singing Oliver! songs loudly - happy days!

Monday Oct 17 #

Off-road running 58:00 [3] 4.6 mi (12:37 / mi)

Ran from the Langdale spa place where we had been swimming up Lingmoor. Great views. I had Ray's Harvey's map from when he did the Saunders a few years ago. He was whining that weekend that the map was inadequate when it came to rock. I thought he was just navigating badly, but boy is the rock under mapped! I tried to get down a gentle ridge, and it was unmapped 5m crags everywhere. I eventually made it down an exceptionally steep, hairy and scary scree slope. Glad to have survived it.

Went to the cinema to see Swallows and Amazons in the evening. On the way home we had James (sit down), happy Mondays (step on), wonderstuff (size of a cow, EMF (unbelievable) and sultans of ping (teenage punks from planet sex). Straight back to the mid-nineties and many, many fun lakes trips!

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