Oh my what a beauty
This morning we headed to Dawlish to partake in an event, using it as a training run for the Grizzly on the 1st March. (Those in the UK will know Dawlish for its disappearing train line during last winters storms)
I researched the route on-line, I had assumed it would involve a run along the coast, but no we were due to run in land (upland) to Haldon Forest and back, oh dear. This is what the elevation gain and loss looked like
I knew it was going to be a tough start followed by a tough middle, I was prepared. The weather was perfect.
The course was well marshalled, (all danger spots were marked) and well organised.
Early on in the run we came to a muddy field with a style at the end. Being very British we were all queued waiting our turn to cross, except for one lady who decided she would cut up the inside and climb over. I was amazed, did she think A) we were all standing in the mud in a line for the good of our health or B) that she was more important than the rest of us so deserved to go first? Either way the lady in front of me and I plotted her demise which was going to involve mud and be messy! On the opposite end of the spectrum at the top of the climb by the Obelisk (hence the run name) another runner forfeited some time on his run to take a photo of the three musketeers at the top with the view, what a gent!
It was a lovely romp across the Devon countryside, with the most amazing of views. Gotta love running in Devon!
Clearly to celebrate I needed to open another box of chocolates, the others nearly all done (thanks to the help of Madam and Hubby).
My favourite chocolate Coffee Dream!