Running before a walk

For a number of reasons only a single run this week. Arriving at the Athletic Club in a downpour meant that the four hardy runners who had turned up were in two minds, but a lull in the rain got us going and we did around four miles up Newsham Road, across to South Kilvington and back down into Thirsk, where the rain came on heavily again.

We headed to the Lake District on Thursday for a wedding, and after a day’s recovery went for a walk up Helvellyn on Saturday. The weather was pretty good, cool and breezy but fairly clear, and the views from the top made the steep climb worthwhile.

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We took the route up from Grasmere, so avoiding Striding Edge. The climb is quite a long one but with some good views down Patterdale to Ullswater on the ascent.

Hopefully the walk will prove good training for the run up Black Hambleton on Tuesday and our monthly effort at the Fountains Abbey Parkrun on Saturday.

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