Sounds a good route Cragchick, as if 30 isn't enough you get an obstacle course (at least not at the end). Sounds like good going and a nice combination of surfaces (tarmac has its uses in these things, sometimes nice to have a stretch for an half mile or so). Good luck with the plan, need some of that creative ultrarunner thinking
Hi Debra, as Cragchick says we all seem to be quite good at finding interesting hill elements where there aren't many options. I got over 300ft ascent and descent out of my 4m~ run, the majority of it on the humpback of that bridge (probably about 20ft up-down tops each rep of about 50m) - so was worth it. The local radio were interviewing people near the bridge that day talking about it so it might have only opened that day or sometime during previous - I may hold the record for crosssings
Those kind of runs are good fillers, but I did get out to the Wolds last night where I'm pretty savvy on how I can put the toughest hill routes together now and think I created a new toughest 10m route with about 2200ft asc and desc, without doing reps. Really nice with bits of Wolds way and some additional paths and woodland bank climbs which really rack up the ascent (one peaks at over 1-in-2 briefly) and with the rain getting in the soil it was 2 steps forward, 1 back in places. Bit of rain was welcome though as these paths get super firm in the summer.
Sicily on Sunday, going to be 30c+, will have to get any running in early!
Hi Brer, I've only run some of this route before during Rosedale ultra and bits I have run that are on this route are quite firm as was a cinder track on an old railway route. Looks like much of the rest is track, but I'd still opt for trailshoes as they get a bit more rain around there than average (and we've had a bit in the east in the last few days), fell shoes would be OTT. Moor paths further north were firm with a bit of mud water down, but coast paths were bone dry during HM110. For comparison I'm sure it'll be much dryer than lakeland 50/100 and general lakeland paths (i.e. near seathwhaite or fusedale). Route doesn't look to take many - potentially boggy - moorland paths (there was a cracker in the Rosedale Ultra, further north than this route goes).
Best of luck, will be fun and if there are any big hills there Jon will have put them on route (but it won't be as hilly as the Osmotherley or Wainstones route in that area).
Cracking last uk trail run for a few weeks yesterday. 10m with some new hills in my local dales woodlands, racked up some good overall ascent and descent.
New bridge across the river Hull was opened recently on my route to work. Strange free-flow structure with a ramp up and over and a steps option. So I decided I'd do a few reps on there (up steps down ramp, up ramp down steps) on way in as rest of area is pancake flat.
How's all going? back out running here, dribs and drabs on road mostly the last few weeks, but did get a nice hilly 3miles in on Monday on some of the trails of Elloughton dale. Found a nice quiet and little used path to increase my hilling options in the area
Off on my holi-bobs at the end of the week, off to Sicily, plenty of hills there
Lots of flattish to undulating runs my side, but did a nice little 3.15m and 660ft up-and-downer in nearby Elloughton dale yesterday. Had done 20 flat miles the day before, so a bit creaky, but energy was there and the ascending and descending muscles mostly unutilised on Sunday were raring to go. Only a short one, but a Lakeland-like amount of climb in smaller chunks of hill and little over 30mins on feet. I really enjoyed the variety of climbs and quiet woodland trails.
Back to the streets tonight, but counting down the days to some Sicilian hillwork