I've done three headtorch runs in the wind and pouring rain this week, so was pleasantly suprised that this morning, the sun came out and illuminated the hills.
It was still quite cool. Time to be rummaging in drawers for gloves and long sleeved hellies.
I ran up to Pinhaw Beacon and looked at the beautiful 360 degree panoramic view of the hills. I could see the pinnacles, Rivock Plantation, Silsden Nab with Ilkley Moor beyond, Beamsley Beacon, Simon's Seat, Rylstone Cross, Sharpaw, Malham Moor, Penyghent, Whernside, Ingleborough, the Bowland fells and then finally Pendle.
There were some huge new slabs, on the boggy bit of the Pennine Way, that had appeared since last time I was up there.
It seemed a bit of a strong reaction to a little patch of mud.
It took me forever to do eleven miles but I'm sure I'll be quicker next time. My excuses are that I was tired after a busy week of work and training, I hadn't had my porridge and the cows weren't in any of the right fields to chase me.