“After a busy week working and running a business, relaxing somewhere beautiful … Even if that means running some of the hilliest areas around … is how I charge up my own batteries, ready for the following week”
This weekend, I took on a hilly running challenge that is known as “Marsden 10 Challenge”, which is part road, mostly off road (trail) and where the first 6 mile climbs steeply (365 Metres in fact!), then drops back down for the last 4 miles.
From start to finish there are some stunning views, which are recommended for runners and walkers alike. There is no better way to unwind than to take in these views. Although at many points along the way, the view has to be in front of where I am running, to avoid any nasty slips and trips. Despite the focus and competitiveness of being a club runner, I still allowed myself to take in the views.
This is the perfect way to get to “Look Up” and not bury your head in laptops/PCs, paperwork, mobile devices, etc and to remember what a wonderful world it is out there.
Next challenge is Humber Bridge Half Marathon. If anyone is interested in taking up running, or joining a running club, then please feel free to contact me to ask about this. I am a proud member of Valley Striders in Leeds.
Below is just some of the ahem … electrifying (sorry for the pun!) scenery, but this did not do it justice. Up in the hills/moors is stunning, I recommend you visit Marsden (near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire) and see this for yourself.
Oh, and my time today … a fairly respectable 1h 29m 42s, position 63 overall. Now … Where’s that cake!?