From mine I tend to run up through the wood and over the A61, lots of options from there depending on length, terrain etc, less choice going the other way to Hundon/Apperknowle. Loads of paths going out from Linacre to Barlow and beyond, again depending on length you can get to Big Moor etc.
don't know much about East/South of Chesterfield, if I'm getting in the car I head on to the hills.
Running Eye, if my form on Sunday is anything to go by fell & trail sets you up very nicely for a fast road time. Road hills are nothing compared to proper hills....
Totley did a fun in-house race tonight. One of the guys works out an expected time you'll do half the course in, and pairs you with someone so that all pairs added together have the same approximate time. You run one way, your pair runs the other and when you meet you turn round and run back the way you came. The winners being those who can take the most off their predicted time, not necessarily the first pair back. Only 6 miles but you really don't want to know the ascent he manages to find in those miles.
Within the first 50 feet my legs were complaining very hard, at the first hill they were screaming, by the second hill I could barely put one foot in front of the other, quicker to walk. Needless to say I let my partner down as I was slower than my predicted time.
Went off with the club to a local hostelry for pie chips & mushy peas afterwards, very nice they were. Homemade, lots of it, massive chunks of meat you had to cut up. If anyone's in Dore pop into the Devonshire Arms. And if you like football you may see Chris Waddle in there as he was tonight. It's his local.
There has to be a book there somewhere T Rex, they'll certainly be some takers.
Brer, organisation was spot on for a first event. Story goes that they lost 3k on it this year, and have outline permission to go for three years to turn a profit. A few complaints round town due to the road closures, very much in the minority. You're probably right, do feel a lot less stressed than I have been. It was a bit lumpy wasn't it?!
I'm 39 months off V50, does that give me an edge in that I have longer to train for it?
Entered Mrs C for Manchester in April. Got a funny feeling she thinks I'm joking. Did give her a 30 week plan. Tried persuading her to do Clowne half, though it is on her birthday and she didn't seem to think that it would make a good present..... Debating how much trouble I'll get into if I did it anyway
Hi all, back again. Had a torrid last few weeks. My mum's been ill again so time spent in Suffolk, M-in-L died, followed by holiday of planning funeral and time in Suffolk.
So not entirely sure how I managed to PB at Chesterfield yesterday. Last minute decision to run it as didn't think I'd get half way let alone all the way round. Live about half a mile from the boring industrial estate in the second half so thought I could always bug out there. 6 minutes behind you Brer.
Haven't got that Yippee feeling though as still way off where I was, even though officially I haven't been faster on a Mara before. Odd.