Another run in the Pentlands today. This time with Scott and Peter. We all raced Buchlyvie 10k yesterday so it was an effort to get out of bed and it was with dread that I thought about trying to keep up with Scott and Peter in the hills. To my surprise, once I'd warmed up I was going better than I thought I would.The wind at the tops was once again blowing fiercely.
There were more runners out than we've seen in a while. I guess people are recceing the Carnethy 5 route.
Black Hill was sodden with the recent rain and made for some very boggy running. Peter went down twice in two minutes, stepping up to his knee in some apparently solid ground.
Scott had cycled out to the Pentlands into a headwind and we were sympathising anticipating driving home in a nice, quick, warm car however fate had other plans...
When we got in the car we realised right away that the heater blower had stopped working again so you have to drive with the windows down or the windscreen steams up.Then in town there were tailbacks (roadworks for trams - damn, damn, damn!) - in the end we went through Craigmillar to get to Leith. When we got in the door we got a text from Scott to say he was already home safe.
Anyway, stats; We ran from Flotterstone to Turnhouse, Carnethy, Scald Law, S. Black Hill,East Kip, West Kip and Black Hill, then back to the car. Total Distance 12.58miles, time was 2hrs 36mins.