Sunday 7 May, 06:59
7C, cold, breezy. An 11 mile trail run, along Froggatt and Curbar Edge like last Sunday but extending it a little at the far end. The sheep scattered around the Longshaw Estate scattered a bit more as I ran through. Along Curbar Edge I saw deer in the distance and managed a few pics.
Further on at the far end of the route I came across a herd of highland cattle blocking my path. Decided that startling them would be a big mistake so walked slowly past and talked to them as I went past. Kept away from the pointy end, though I’m sure there’s danger at both ends!
Turned into a stiff headwind on the highest bits of the return route. Had a gel at 5 miles and drank 500ml water. Sore foot wasn’t much trouble today, didn’t notice it a lot. But afterwards right Achilles stiffened up a bit.
Distance: 10.97 miles
Avg HR: 130bpm
Avg pace: 11:09 min/mile
Elevation gain: 1350ft
Trainers: Brooks Cascadia
Wildlife: sheep, highland cattle, pheasant