Running long 5:05:04  41.6 km (7:20 / km) +1130m 6:27 / km
Loop from home, taking in the Cromdales. Beautiful day for it :)
A couple of faffy bits, joining up parts that I've done before. Wrong route in Craigmore woods at the end meant a couple of extra kms on the road. Taking it pretty easy, chatted to a couple at the Jubilee Cairn for a while. Had a scary encounter that now sounds ridiculous...an enormous animal on top of the hills starts running towards me. Imagination runs away with me, end up slogging through the heather and bog for a while to avoid it (typically it was on the path!!), spent the next half hour turning around making sure it wasn't following. Kind of ruined what should've been the best bit of the run! Think it was a reindeer, now that I've been told they're up there (looked more like a cow crossed with a dog...nightmare stuff).