7.5 miles at 7.26 min/mi pace trying my best to keep to what passes for grass and earth round my way. For the first time in my life I am thinking that it wouldn't be that bad to run in an rural environment. You know through trees and over hill and dale.
I am highly suspicious as to why so many things that were quite simple pleasures are have now become more expensive when the basics are the same. Whether it's going to the pub, the cinema, cycling or running. I cannot help but suspect that as a significant amount of the population become wealthier they feel more assured if their leisure pursuits come with a hefty price tag or expensive gadgets. No longer build it and they will come more make it look exclusive and they will come.