Monday, 9 August 2010
BARDEN RES RUN.........NO TRESPASSING.
Likely as not someone is reading this for the simple reason that where they are it is just "too darn hot" to go outside and they would do anything for a drop of rain and a drop in temperature. Well I wish I could send you some of ours. As I set off to repeat and consolidate last Monday's Barden res run it was a beautiful morning and I was really looking forward to feeling the warmth of some sun on the back and hopefully witness the upper reservoir as in the shot above. No such luck today.
But the few spots of rain on the windsreen on the journey had turned to a steady drizzle by the time I parked. A typical English summer! Undeterred I headed up the trail with a couple of tech short sleeves on ; having had an extra one with me for after the run. I wanted to consolidate the "proper" route for this run because it would appear the last mile or so I had been "trespassing".
I passed one couple in the first half mile suitably clad in head to toe waterproofs as the drizzle worsened.
"Cheer up, I said as I scurried past, " at least you're not working!" No response! No singing in the rain from those two!
The effort up the final half mile long hill is satisfyling but disappointingly the circuit shows as just shy of 6 miles which I have to round up with an ease down. A leisurely if uncomfortable 63 minutes; with 1.5 miles of climbing. Under the hour on another day with a normal efffort, I think.
The two pairs of walkers were the only people seen during the hour. Certainly the place to get away from it all.