Horsley to Ovingham
Extending the HHR somewhat; by almost three miles by running across to the next village Ovingham and back along the Tyne to the bottom of the Extended-HHR The weather today was really bright, cold and frosty, -2DegC, and the fog over the Tyne was very picturesque, even if the sheer cold made breathing difficult and the ice on the hill back up the Hell Run quite treacherous. The boggy bits were still really boggy and wasn’t quite frozen enough to stop me getting muddy. According to my GPS it’s 4.3 miles and I did it in around 45 minutes. Overall the run was hard, more than doubling the usual training effort in one go was probably a bit ambitious but an average of 5.5 mph was quite satisfying. The eROC is only two of these, in distance anyway, probably more than double the height gain.