Thursday 7 January 2010

Night Fell Run (At Last)

I have been threatening to do a night fell run for some time now, the only other time I have run on the fells at night is helping out on a BGR, so tonight after a few texts with Steve B we decided to run up to Arthur's Pike from Pooley Bridge. Not a massive fell , but still enough of a climb to get you working, especially with the snow on the ground. It seemed a bit longer in the dark and I was happy to see the cairn that marks the path to the summit.
This run has whetted my appetite for more night runs now and hopefully will do some more in the coming weeks. Susan thinks im bonkers but I absolutely loved it and it beats running on the roads.
On Monday night I ran a steady 9 miles around Penrith and on Wednesday I ran the New Streets route with Mark Nicholson, where I got to bombard him with questions on the BG, himself having done it 3 years ago. I think he was glad to see the back of me!
If I can get 2 longish fell runs fitted in at the weekend I will be pleased, just hope they is no more snow  (sorry Iain) as it hampers my long runs plans.


Brian Mc said...

Fell runs in the night. You have no idea how lucky you are (says he in er hilly Milton of Keynes).

But no snow? Get yourself a pair of Kahtoola microspikes and you'll never think that thought again. :-)

Emma said...

you don't fancy the Edale-Marsden double then this weekind? In fact it sets of at 10pm tonight, plenty of night time practice!!

kate said...

good see the snow's not stopped play

Stu Stod said...

I have been thinking about getting some Kahtools for a while now, tho I think they might be like gold dust now.

Erm........ I don't think i would make it in time, (checks his watch and wipes the sweat from his brow)
Good luck.

So far I haven't needed any screws for my trainers yet!