Monday 3 July, 07:21
12C to 14C, breezy and overcast. An 8.5 mile run taking in parts of the Exterminator route again. Started at Fox House and went round CP 3 to CP6, to find the optimum route off Stanage Edge and down to Hathersage, then followed a better route up to Mitchell Field.
Succeeded, I found the intended route off Stanage and the rest to CP6, then struggled to actually find the path to return to my car! Ended up stomping across a moor wondering where the path showing on the map had gone to. So I’d done the hard bit and failed on the return.
Drank 500ml water and had 2 gels (no breakfast). Tired on the uphills and walked a lot of the steeper bits. Expect I can go faster in race conditions, but I consider the recce a success because i found the intended turns and paths.
Distance: 8.53 miles
Avg pace: 13:45 min/mile (so, lots of walking…)
Elevation gain: 1619ft
Trainers: Brooks Cascadia