Training for ‘The Quest’ – Week Two!

Week Two of training saw me meeting up with my friend Sam for a four mile run around the local roads. We took a route that included a few sharp hills, just to make it more interesting of course! The pace was supposed to be a slower training place, though it felt more like tempo..

Whilst Kath ran in the Kong MMM, Erin joined me for a yomp around the some trails in the Borrowdale Valley. There was bogs and hills, we had a blast! It was technical terrain in pats, Erin just seemed to take it in her stride and glided up the hills. I think we have a fell runner in the making there!

Monday saw me tackling the Whinlatter Trails again. I decided to run from Braithwaite Village up through the forest to Seat How before dropping back down to the road and back to Braithwaite. The climbs seemed relentless at times, but I kept pushing on (more of a yomp than a run though). I love the route as it takes me through some stunning scenery and I usually see some interesting wildlife (Crossbills were the nice bonus on this run)!

Charlee at the top of Seat How 🙂

My weeks training ended with a tempo paced run out with Wigton Road Runners around the town!

Next week the training picks up a bit, with a few longer runs planned as well as the Carnethy 5 Hill Race!

As I stated in my previous post; I am taking one event at a time this year. The Quest ( a 40 mile ultra marathon on the Cornish coast) will be my first big challenge of 2017. However all of this years events are all in training for my attempt to run all 267 miles of the Pennine Way in 2018 to raise funds and awareness for Bipolar UK and The RSPB’s Hen Harrier LIFE project. You can find out more about this and support my ongoing efforts here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/runningthepennineway

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