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Old 22-01-18, 03:51 PM   #21
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It's a bit of a challenge! Good bit about it is that when I get to the top of that really sharp climb I have a really nice cruise across fairly flat, and quite springy ground for the next half a mile or so.
I'll take a picture of the serious bit next time I'm out.

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Old 24-01-18, 10:33 AM   #22
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Got out for my first night run in I don't know how long last night. Only 3 miles but got to test my new slightly dazzling jacket the missus got me. Reacts to light, looks grey until shined upon then I practically glow. Still it worked as I was running down an unlit road when a car came the other way. They slowed down with plenty of time. Well worth looking like a freak. Could be a bit more breathable, as it was raining and I was still sweating. Still will help lose the extra pounds gained over the festive eatathon.

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Old 24-01-18, 10:25 PM   #23
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I've yet to do a nightrun but I've just bought one of these in preparation.
https://www.alpkit.com/products/gamma-3
It's retina destroyingly bright on full power with an excellent penetration and spread of light, and, at 19, a bargain. It looks and feels very well made.

Hoping to get out for a run tomorrow morning with a canicross friend. She's bringing all three of her dogs down with her and we'll run with two dogs each on split running leads. She's fostering a rescued lurcher at the moment so I may have him to run with Mabel, my lurcher.
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Old 25-01-18, 07:38 PM   #24
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That hill! Or at least the steepest section of it. There's a quarter of a mile of less steep gradient behind me at this point, and another 150yds beyond the brow visible in the picture.

The dog in the picture is the collie known as Dangermouse. He's one of the two dogs belonging to my running companion, and regularly runs with us.


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Old 25-01-18, 09:00 PM   #25
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Looks like a nice trail. Liking the look of that head torch too. I might have to get one of those.
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Old 25-01-18, 10:57 PM   #26
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Picture doesn't do the hill justice. It's about a 1 in 4 after the bridge! But you're right, it's a lovely trail. I'm spoiled living here as I walk out of my door and pretty much straight onto lots of this type of terrain.

The headtorch is excellent. It's really nicely balanced having the battery pack and a rear light at the back.
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Managed to squeeze a 5 mile loop in after work. Just got back before it was too dark. Mostly really muddy ploughed fields, with a couple of very boggy woods. Still cleared away the cobwebs.
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Just bought one of those head torches! Thanks for the link.
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Old 26-01-18, 10:13 PM   #29
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Great stuff, let us know how you get on with it. It took me a little while to figure out how to switch between modes i.e. main beam to coloured LEDs. Press and hold the switch.

The mud does make you work really hard, no chance of a pb on a route like that!

The run I took the picture of the hill on never got logged as dunderhead here forgot to set the Garmin going! Doh!

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Not sure if this'll work. Just joined Flickr. First attempt. Some pics I took this morning, whilst walking. But ran this last night. https://www.flickr.com/photos/155901.../shares/N26TfT
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