||6 left KB for a flatter but faster run last night. A swift climb up past the observatory was followed by the usual route through the Hermitage to the tennis courts at which point Liam realised his shoes were on the verge of falling apart and left for home. Over the Craiglockharts we went, before following the Braid Burn past Dreghorn barracks and under the bypass to the foot of White Hill which we summitted in the snow. Nigel showed us a clean pair of heels on the way back through Braid Burn Park before we struggled up the steps to summit Blackford once more. Just under 13 miles with about 1300 ft climbing.
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||The Easy Run
With Chris Busby speeding off for the Pentlands and Britton Heading off for the Craiglockharts, I was happy to have a nice easy run round the Braids Bridle Path. The snow held off and we had a pacier run than usual wiith 4.6 miles in 64 minutes. We couldn’t decide where to go at the top of Braids. On the way down we led 3 other runners down Liberton Farm track and tried a bit of recruiting. Then we lost Patricia and Sandra (chatting too much) as we dived across the golf course to the finish.
Here’s the route for last night’s social run:
There were 11 of us for the social run last night. We headed west out to the Craiglockharts by way of Blackford, stopping at the peak of Wester Craiglockhart to admire the wall of falling snow between us and the Pentlands. After that, it was on to the Braids, followed by a circumnavigation of Blackford to go by the pond, and back to KB just as the clock struck 90 minutes.