The route is reasonably flat/slightly downhill to start with, then a longer downhill, followed by a long hard up hill that levels out to the finish. So, yes its a bit hilly, but lots of nice houses and greenery to look at. Its a good route, but not all easy!
Am new to the forums, but thought I would check out this group after finding out last week that we are expecting our first baby! I am 6 weeks now, and am a bit concerned about the whole running while pregnant thing. I have been running for 4 years, and depending on the Netball season, I run between 10 and 20 miles per week, and had just started interval training with hubby (his main excersise is football, and he is much faster than me, and tends to spend most of the session trying to "teach"me how to run correctly!!) Have been finding the last few weeks of running really hard which makes sense now! Does any one have any idea if it is OK to carry on with this? Also I had read that you should try to keep your heart rate below 140bpm if training whilst pregnant, but if I am going to do that I will have to stop running as usual mid session heart rate is around 160, and where i live is really hilly!
Any advice would be much appreciated! This is all rather new territory!
I ran 12.5 miles of this course for the Bewl Challenge Walk today in aid of Demelza house. The course is mostly on the pretty and scenic mud and grass track which runs round the resevoir, with a few miles on the local roads. Everything is very scenic, however, it's a but difficult to take in the views without falling down a pot hole so its head down all the way round! Its pretty breezy which is lovely, but there are some bits of track which are under the trees and nice and shaded - conversley there are areas which are not at all shady which can get pretty hot if it is sunny like it was today. Not sure if the track will run the same way as todays but the last stretch was over the dam wall which you can see from a way off, so after 12 miles that was pretty uplifting! There were a few water stations on the way, but frustratingly no bins, so we had to run with the water bottles - which wouldnt have bothered us had we been walking like we were supposed to... but then that would have taken ages! All in all a really enjoyable route though.