Marco invited me for a run from Rowardennan today. This is the same 18 mile loop we did last year that I enjoyed so I didn’t need asking twice! I dropped Katrina off at Drymen on the way as she was going to do a run with Frances (to Conic Hill and back). I picked up Jonny and we set off for Rowardennan.
We were the first to arrive and it was obvious it was going to be a great day. The sky was so blue and the colours on the hills stunning.
There was some quick runners in the group so I was quite happy to run my own pace nearer the back! The views were incredible and it was such a joy to be able to run.
I ran with various folk along the way. I had a good chat with Jude who broke 3hrs for a marathon this year. When I asked him how he managed to take 20mins off his pb he said that he hadn’t done any speed work but followed a plan from a German coach who was all about long slower miles.
I ran a lot with Debs and Fionna and it was good to catch with them. They have both had a great year running wise.
From this point the track was very boggy and wet. Last year I didn’t know how long it would last but this time it felt a lot easier as I knew where we were going.
I had a good chat with Dr Andrew Murray which was really interesting. Andrew has done lots of really interesting races and challenges.
So I superb day out. That was the furthest (18.74 miles) that I have run since the Hardmoors 60 in September so I was really happy with how I felt.
Thanks to Marco for organising and for everyone who ran. What a great day out!