Well today we didn’t get the weather all our own way. Or any of our way.
I arrived at Lyme Park at 9am as normal and decided that my planned route for the day would probably not work. By 9.45am I questioned if anyone was actually going to turn up, such was the weather.
16 people showed up, 2 new to the group!
Normally we hang about a bit, but today it was just too cold and wet to do this so we headed off around the mill pond.
The route was actually the first part of T10 – down through Crow and Elmerhurst Woods to Admissions before heading up Cage Hill.
I’ve always said that you’ve not truly run in Lyme Park until you’ve had the wind & hail treatment on the top of Cage Hill. I reckon today counts for that!
From there it was a strong breeze back to the cafe!
THE USUAL STATISTICS
Number of runners – 16 (plus me)
Distance – 3.2 miles (with looping)
Total Ascent – 318 ft
% time going uphill – 34% (16 minutes) – 1.1 miles
% time going downhill – 38% (17 minutes) – 1.4 miles
Number of Red Deer seen – 0