Running - Offroad (Edale skyline) 3:55:24  31.91 km (7:23 / km) +1356m 6:05 / km
Probably the last run in the September 2012 (!!!) yellow mudclaws today.
They've lasted pretty well, right? But the soles are detaching themselves, and they've already been glued multiple times. RIP.
Everything cancelled today due to Storm Dennis. So dreams of a HM pb will have remain dreams for a bit longer unfortunately.
Instead, Edale Skyline race with N. Started from Mam Tor and did the loop; didn't feel the need to go down into Edale, so 2k shorter and a few hundred meters less ascent. Nice first half to Win Hill, didn't get a good line up the steep bit, looks like going way over to the right on the trod looks better and then cutting up last minute, since that's grassy rather than heather. Tried going the north way of Win Hill but I reckon that's slower even if it is slightly shorter; path isn't very good and getting to it relies on remembering which bits of burnt heather are the right ones. Think I'll be sticking to the path as per last year.
Swapped windproof for coat going up the ridge as it started raining and hailing and wind. Pretty grim getting hit in the face by 50mph hail and we decided we'd cut it short and go down into Edale - but after about another 30s it stopped and began to look ok again, so we changed our minds. From that point right until really near the end it was just windy, no more precipitation.
Missed the nice race trod to the left of all the rocks; must remember that for race day. Couldn't remember the slabs going on for quite as long as they did! Great descent back down to Mam Tor though. Really nice route actually, enjoyed it, good views everywhere. Glad we started when we did though as looking back over to the other side, it was closing in rapidly.
Feeling alright after this 70m week; hopefully it's making up for three lack of anything really long.