Catton and Damflask

Two runs this week, in among some tennis and gym visits.

The first was local, from Skipton on Swale on a loop round Catton village on a balmy evening. The route looked simple from the map, but on the ground the promised bridleway failed to materialise and a short stretch of improvisation was required, all slightly frustrating but still a good run of about 4 miles among the ripening wheat fields.

On Sunday we were in South Yorkshire and ran one of our favourite routes, around the Damflask Reservoir on the edge of the Peak District. This is an attractive route on good paths, through woods but with views of the surrounding moors, with lots of willow herb close by and heather on the hills above. It was quite warm and humid, and the path has plenty of undulations so not an easy 4 miles.

I am now lookling to focus on the Sessay Swift, a 4 mile race in the village of Sessay on Wednesday 26 August, details here. Hopefully there will be a good turn out from the Harriers.

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