The day started off nice and warm, myself and Sheila walked the dogs and then decided we would run a route that Sheila had done before going to Mongolia and when she was training for the London Marathon.
The start of this 13mile route is uphill, by the time we reached the top we both felt quite warm. After running the first two miles we both knew this was going to be tough run the weather was hot and humid. We carried on until around the 7 mile marker were we then reached Gisburn and refilled our water bottles, with a big sigh of relief.
We both forgot how undulating this route was. Normally you take in the scenery but not today, the main thing now was to finish in one piece.
The British weather is so unpredictable, and today was no different with around 2 miles to go the sky turned black, and when we wanted it to rain it did’nt bother until we got back and in the car, then the heavens opened tarmac on the roads had broken up, and the roads were like rivers , we both just looked at each other and laughed. That was one hard training run today and at one point I was thinking of ways of trying to shorten the route as the heat was unbearable.
Well done Sheila, thanks for a good run. If anyone is daft enough to join us on these runs you are most welcome they are fun . . . . . honest!