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6/24/18 12:35 A

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Well done running your own race. I'm not sure when I'll get back to parkrun. I have a full schedule of hikes going into July.

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6/23/18 9:00 A

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I really enjoyed parkrun this morning, at Penrose. I didn't know what my aim was beyond feeling good, but as I got ready for the start I decided to do 100 run/40 walk. This was a lovely leisurely pace for me - 33.01 mins on a hot day. It was a blessing to have the shade of the trees to run through from time-to-time.

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Well done! You have your first Penzance promenade run out of the way. Wearing your Bys Vyken Race Team kit was a good confidence booster. You are on your way now!

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I laid out my running togs before I went to sleep last night.

I chose my Bys Vyken Race Team t-shirt and snood.

I wore my soft, comfy, road-running Skechers.

I got out just after 7am and went for a run along the prom! I set my timer for 15 mins (then turned) and was surprised how far I got. I used a very gentle interval of 30r/20w and did nasal breathing all the way. Totally flat - I didn't get out of breath at all.

The promenade is partially closed because a fair has been set up near Jubilee Pool for the celebrations this week (Golowan - mid-summer festival). There are lovely flags on the promenade too - I'll get a photo of them sometime.

It was cool, with a very fine drizzle in the air - I didn't see any other runners at all!

It felt good to get the first run done and to step out of my comfort zone. I've already started thinking about the next one, and identified a possible circuit turning inland from the sea.

I didn't feel a big buzz or anything - it was more like something I had to do; to get going again.

I am planning Penrose for Saturday.

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I'm looking toward Thursday for my next run.

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cold enough for gloves? gosh! we have some inclement weather forecast - it's hard to imagine when it's so warm.

I haven't packed my running togs away yet - so there's still the chance to run again before I move on Sunday.

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emoticon I met the challenge.

Up at 5:00 out the door 10 minutes later. Ran the roads north to the last easy intersection with the trail. Ran back on the trail. The sun was not yet up over the hills and it was kind of cold. I wished I had my gloves with me. I saw one dog walker this morning. It was very peaceful.

When I got home I did YWA, Runners Cool Down.

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6/12/18 5:47 A

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I got up and ran this morning. I forgot to set my stopwatch, but reckon it was about 20 mins. I ran down into town, along The Wharf, round The Island, and back through town. It was nice to be moving. The air was fresh. I ran up a few hills. It was nice to feel I can still run!
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6/11/18 1:03 A

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Heartlands parkrun needs more Australians. The three Australian tourists (finished 1, 2 and 3; they are not traveling together) made up half of our breakfast group this week. We had 41 parkrunners this week. There were 8 tourists. Our area got it's second parkrun this week with the inaugural Des Moines Creek parkrun.

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There just wasn't the buzz at parkrun yesterday. One of the ambassadors for parkrun at Heartlands had arranged for music, food and beer afterwards - as it was marking 70 yrs of the National Health Service in the UK. But I found myself sitting with two women and two children sorting the tokens, and no-one else seemed to be around. Building that social culture, where people do hang around after the run and have breakfast together, seems to be difficult.

I guess it's still a really new parkrun. I'll do my part! I had a coconut milk coffee and a vegan cake (it had been microwaved and the chocolate just ran off the top - it was supposed to be a date and chocolate shortbread) - it tasted nice and I'm glad I asked for it.

No run for me today - I had been looking forward to a long, slow, run - but I'm really not up to it today. I'm sad not to run. Maybe tomorrow I can get out for one. But I also have a 12.30-22.00 shift to do at work, and have to be in Penzance for 10.30 for the cooker to be wired in.......... I guess there is time before I leave tomorrow.



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6/7/18 10:40 A

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Penzance will be a wonderful base to keep you running for years to come.

I'm just not feeling the pull to run. I will get back to it eventually. I'm RD this week at parkrun. no running required for that.

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6/7/18 6:52 A

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How time flies!

Well, today was supposed to be a run day - but I just can't do it today.

Yesterday's 5k walk/plod was exhausting for my toes and legs, due to the slow pace! Who'd have thought?!

I cannot see a break for a run until Sunday - when, maybe, I can have a long, leisurely, self-nurturing, jog.

My friend, CB's husband, commented that my new location is awesome running ground. He was thinking long-term - when maybe I can no longer set off across country on the trails, I will still have miles of flat, paves, promenade to enjoy - I will be able to adapt to changing needs, if necessary - and have everything on my doorstep. He's right!
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emoticon Glad you liked your new trail runners.

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I woke to a quiet, sunny, Sunday morning - so I felt inspired to take my new shoes and socks out to Clodgy on the cliff path. I jogged easily for 15 mins, then sat on a rock and did 8 mins left-nostril breathing (a la Ayurvedic tip for June/Summer) which was lovely. Then I jogged another 15 mins. The ground was really dry, so no test for the grip on the trail runners, but they were VERY comfortable - lots of space for my toes.
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Mine were in my recycling bin........no note to let me know, I just thought I'd look in the bin for some reason - perhaps it looked slightly different. Anyway, there was my parcel!!

Mine are 'violet' with bright orange laces and trim.

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6/1/18 12:28 P

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I don't remember.

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I forgot that! You are much better at remembering things than me! I just checked; it was only March! I guess you remembered better than me because you (a) HAVE Merrell Bare Access already and (2) are your first (?) zero drop shoes.

What colour are yours?
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emoticon We have the same trail runners. I'm glad you got a new pair of socks too.

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Oh, whoops! I just bought new trainers half-price on-line, and threw some socks in the basket too!

Merrell trail runners again - love my Merrells!

Bare Access 4 women's trail running shoes, zero drop. These will go alongside my bouncy Skechers road runners.
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am aware of getting my endorphins from spending! will run tomorrow eve.

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5/31/18 10:05 A

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It's Thursday, right? Thanks for the reminder. I'll pack my kit and plan a short run this afternoon.

Well done! You did good today.

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5/31/18 5:40 A

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I got out for a nice, gentle run this morning. Up around the Steeple loop.

I walked uphill for 5 mins to warm up, then did very short intervals until I felt ready to make them longer.

I ran for 38 mins. Then cooled off with a 10 min walk home.

All in all a nice run/jog bit of activity. I got sweaty - it's misty, but warm.

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5/30/18 8:53 A

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I hope you feel better on Thursday.

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Wednesday - I woke up with a stuffed-up head, not enough sleep, fog and rain - and decided to defer my next run to Thursday!



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5/28/18 1:13 P

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I guess I didnít. My head is a bit in the clouds. I may have admit I didnít really track your route against my mental map of St Ives and environs. Rosewall Hill being topped with mist registered.

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I guess you didn't mean that literally, but I didn't go anywhere near town - headed west out into the wild-lands. I'm still enjoying the memory of those fantastic vibrant flower-filled lanes!



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Well done! Sounds like a nice run around town. Youíre doing great.

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I watched Kyle's video about jogging - and that inspired my run this morning.

I was awake early, and it's a Bank Holiday, so the roads were quite at 7am when I set off. I indulged in a 10 min uphill walk to warm up, then ran 50 paces and walked 20 paces out along the coast road towards Zennor. It was virtually deserted - I met one cyclist, and one guy running downhill towards St Ives in a wetsuit! There was mist on the top of Rosewall Hill and across the moors - the hedgerows are amazing at the moment - a riot of wild flowers and heady perfumes. I was in heaven!

I ran/walked to the turn-off towards Towednack, then took the left turn that goes back down towards St Ives. I met one horse-rider, one car, two dog-walkers. I like meeting my fellow morning people. Notably, I didn't meet any exercising holiday-makers on that route.

I was out for 1hr 19 mins, but the first 10 mins was a warm-up walk, and the last 9 mins were talking to my neighbours as I walked towards my door!

I also stopped and did some stretches towards the end. I kept up 50r/20w on the uphill stretches, then did more-or-less continuous running on the flat and downhill sections - stopping only when I felt my legs might appreciate a stretch.

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5/26/18 12:00 P

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emoticon I've kind of slipped out of Kyle's loop - must go back and check up on his latest vlogs. Although, funnily enough, I did do his lunge matrix before I ran this morning because my knees felt a bit crunchy.

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Coach Kyle has bee pushing the idea that the majority of our runs should be at a Social pace. Iíve thought that bumping into people at ParkRun or the Tuesday group to talk to would be good for slowing me down. Hasnít worked out thus far. I am learning to run slower though not at a certain pace yet.

THe SoCal side of ParkRun is good for you too. You are ready to mentor and inspire others.

I have not ran and probably wonít while here in North Carolina.

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I had a fabulous parkrun at Penrose this morning - I came in 7th in my age group, 204th out of about 212, and a time of 41:28!
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And no, that's not a typo! When I stopped for my first walk interval, I found myself alongside a young woman (she was 38 actually) who was also walking and breathing heavily. We started talking. It was only her second parkrun, and this morning she found out that she's pregnant (5th child). She also has asthma. So basically I told her about my walk/run thing, and I ran/walked at her pace the whole way - encouraging her and chatting. It felt so good to be able to support someone else to do it.

I slipped over at one point - a fast runner with a dog (on a long lead - naughty!) came towards us, my buddy stepped sideways into me, and I stepped sideways into a ditch! I didn't break any skin - lucky!

It was such a new experience for me to not worry about my time or technique, and just concentrate on the other person. I loved it! I think since I did that 3:10 trail run my confidence and self-esteem as a runner has become more secure. I don't need to prove myself by getting a time now - I know I can do it.

Afterwards, I met two of her kids and a couple of her friends which was nice too. This sociable buzz stayed with me so that I was able to go to the cafe afterwards and enjoy a coffee and a cheese scone whilst I waited for my bus. Previously I had planned to walk into town and go to Costa. I didn't sit with anyone in the cafe - but it was nice just to be there amongst people. It was a lovely sunny day and it felt so relaxing to sit outside and watch the ducks on the lake, and the trees dancing in the breeze.

It did me the world of good.

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emoticon Way to go! Getting out the door in 10 minutes is really amazing. It took me 30 minutes today. I'm glad you stuck to the running. Not only do you have a really healthy habit going, running is probably the best stress buster of all your choices.

As I said, I was up at 5:00 and out the door at 5:30. I went 30 minutes on the Eastside Trail, north and back. It was a little cool for the tee shirt I was wearing, but it was pleasant out. Passed a few people out on the trail today.

I'm considering a similar morning run tomorrow. It's nice to get some exercise in on a travel day. I'm planting the seed ... I'll make the call when I wake up.

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Alarm went off at 5am - I was out the door by 10 past! 20 mins short run around town, Porthmeor, home. Lovely pink sky on the Eastern horizon.



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Brilliant run! Sounds like a tour of St Ives to me.

I supose I should log my parkrun here too. We ran under cloudy skies, but warmish temperature. It was really nice day for running hard. My goal was not to run too hard. I was considering adding a couple Ks after the parkrun. Do the first out and back again. I ended upmaking a deal with myself to stop if I was under 27 mins and go if I was over. I was under so stopped. It was parkrun, no surprises on the course.

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You did your parkrun on Saturday too - awesome!

This morning I was out for 72 mins! I did intervals of walk/run as needed - enough to push myself, whilst still being kind.

I started by running up to Knill's Monument (the Steeple), then ran down through the woods towards Carbis Bay and onto the road. Along the way I lost the path for a little while and ran through bracken which was exciting! Then I turned off the main road and went down to the coast path back towards Porthminster beach.

Once I was there, there were lots of people around which made running tricky, and normally i go home from there - but I had the urge to keep running - so I continued along The Wharf, then up one of the tiny cobbled side streets and headed back to Porthmeor where I practised running on the soft sand. Once I got to the bottom of the steep hill that leads homeward, I just walked - stretching my Achilles tendons and hamstrings as I walked mindfully up the hill!

Fab run - just what I needed! I wore my Bys Vyken shirt - it definitely boost my confidence and makes me feel tougher!

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5/17/18 1:08 P

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emoticon Way to stick with it Gill.

I caught some inspiration (particularly your comment on Darebee) and made running my priority this morning. I was out the door before 6am for 35 mind, 5K. I went down the hill then out and back on the Eastside trail. There were a couple other runners out too.

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Yes, there will be all sorts of new and wonderful running routes to discover - it's a good place to live.

I went out on my coast path route this morning, wearing my Bys Vyken shirt and snood. I'm sure they gave me super-powers! I did a good run - 35 mins. My run intervals were longer. Afterwards, I ran back down into town and went and cast my vote in the local elections.

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That's awesome. I saw the picture with you wearing the snood. I was going to ask if that was Bys Vyken bling. You are a team member. On your move to Penzance you gain the promenade as an in-town route for early mornings and evening 'get out the door' runs. Sadly you lose the easy access to those wild cliff-side runs. They aren't gone though. They are still there to visit. Rosewell Hill will miss you too.

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I am so thrilled - I got a Bys Vyken Race Team t-shirt in the post today, and I was given a buff/snood on Saturday - so now I feel fully kitted out in team pride! I'll take both out for an inaugural run along the coast path tomorrow morning.

Running along the coast path and trails here in St Ives is something else I will have to say goodbye to when I move. But, hey, lots of new running routes to discover, eh?! The promenade is the easiest option - by the sea, wide paved area, and flat as a pancake!

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5/14/18 12:58 P

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emoticon Right back out for a recovery run. You are really Sparking!
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I got up and out at 6am - sun was up, chilly air, bright skies, quiet - lovely.

35 mins doing shorter intervals 30r/20w, but maintaining it uphill to challenge myself a bit. I thought of it as a 'recovery' run. Even though that race was 'only' 5k - it was like a marathon to me. Nice run - I wore my new bouncy Skechers and kept to the tarmac. I ran out on the coast path towards Carbis Bay (which is tarmac on that stretch as so many people walk it), then up a steep path called Wheal Margery, then down the main road back to town & home.

I am going to start working towards that 20k in December.
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5/13/18 3:29 P

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I know - isn't it wonderful that she came along? When it was raining so bad at the start, I really thought I wouldn't blame her if she didn't come out. Also, I found out later that someone had told her 'the fun run has been cancelled' - and she tried to google it to find out........... I don't know what they were talking about, must have been some other event. Fortunately she didn't give up at that point, but went on down to the beach and found the race organisers. She watched the first finishers come in - and then waited another 10 mins for me to appear!

She is a good photographer - has a very artistic eye.

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Brilliant, Gill. I'm so glad you had a successful run and a successful run in fancy dress. I understand the anxiety before the race. I would not have run in fancy dress because of the added anxiety of the costume on top of the running. You were very brave.

38 minutes is outstanding for a difficult trail run! You should be proud of yourself. And, finishing in the top half of all finishers! You have proven that you belong.

That was nice of SH to come out and cheer you at the finish. She really came through for you. You deserve that. She took some great pictures too. You really look happy and proud in them.

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emoticon I ran a fast enough race, about 45 mins. It was extremely hard - starting with half a mile on soft sand, then lots of mud. I took advantage of all the downhill sections, and was sound-footed in my five-fingers. I was at the front of mid-pack. I ran as fast as I could. We did stop for water half way. It definitely helped that I know the route.

However, after parkrun this morning, I started feeling anxious like I didn't want to go. Then it started raining. But because I had set myself up to go with the outfit, and my friend SH coming to stand at the finish line, I had to go! It rained while we waited at the start, everyone was trying to shelter. We were cold!

It stopped raining as we started. The runners soon spread out. I fell over once because I was following the person in front too closely and didn't see a tree root. Apart from muddy knees I was unhurt.

There were no prizes for fancy dress. But I got some nice comments and felt good for making the effort. We all got a sheriff's badge.

When I got home I stood in the shower for a long time trying to get warm.


Got the official results this morning, I was 38:22!!! 58th out of 118. Better than I'd expected - that really was fast for that route, for me.

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emoticon ... but, you will still be cute!

"trash" reframed: After the race, you will be good taking rest days if you strain your toe.

Running, walking and hiking all use the same muscles in slightly different ways. I really felt the first couple hikes because of the steady climbs. On Wednesday I felt good. Then there's the hike J and I did last Sunday. We climbed 2,000 feet in 2 miles. I felt that!

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Yes, I did re-think that - I don't really want to trash my toes..................

if it rains, I might look like a pile of wet washing!

Do you know, I think it was harder to walk 7.5miles today than to run! I have renewed respect for your hiking activity!

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Well ... don't trash your toes too much for the team. emoticon

I'm glad to hear you say this about your new team. Even introverts need connection to community. You have all sorts of these connections showing in the things you are/ have been involved in. Sometime we need to realign our limited 'connection' energy to the things that important (interest us) at this time. Be open to connecting with your fellow Bys Vyken. And, who knows .... you are going to look pretty cute in your cowgirl costume.
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Do you know what? I really do want to do well tomorrow. I feel more part of the whole thing this time - I'm not just an unknown individual taking part; I have identity as myself, and as a member of the Bys Vyken Race Team and the parkrun tribe. I want to do well FOR the team and be an inspiration.

I have the advantage of knowing the course well - so I know where I can put on some speed. I'm willing to trash my toes for the glory on the finish line!!!!



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Well done! You got out but kept it easy. Yo are ready for the race on Saturday. Good luck!

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Well, after waiting for a DPD van which never arrived, I went out for a run at 2.30pm - which was just before the schools kicked out - perfect timing.

I took it very easy, knowing that I have The Race on Saturday, and out of respect for me feet/toes. I did the Trenwith Lane - Steeple Lane circuit - and it took me 40 mins. Very nice to be out and moving! I stuck to the road as I was wearing my Skechers GoRun shoes. They are very springy!

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The reverse route is a little tricky because the bus is every 2 hrs only 3 times a day.......but now I know how long it takes I guess I could work it out.

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Nice run on the intended route or not. Don't get on yourself for it ... yes ... let it go. Enjoy the exploration. Yes, go back and run it the opposite way. It's all good.

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I took the bus out to Zennor, and ran back to St Ives across the field paths. Difficult to track it, but it was over 10k and I was out for 96 mins. It was rough terrain - grassy fields, ploughed fields, lots of granite 'cattle ramps' to hop carefully over. The grass was quite hard as it's quite long now, and you can't see the dips in the ground hiding underneath. But I was lucky there was no livestock to navigate today.

I was slightly cross with myself for losing my way TWICE! The first time, between Trendrine Farm and Trevessa Farm, I lost the waymarkers (they probably aren't there!) and ended up making my way through fields to the road (B3306). I could see Towednack Road turn not far ahead, so ran up the road, past that turning, and onto a footpath that goes up to the lane by Trevessa Farm (which is where I'd wanted to come out!). So - that detour was safely executed.

The second time, at Trowan, really pi$$sed me off because I've been there before, from the other direction, and obviously hadn't paid enough attention. Because there were scrappy signs saying 'footpath' everywhere, but they all seemed to lead back to each other, and I'm damned if I could find the path! I ended up in fields again, and back on Trowan Lane - then ran on the B3306 all the way home without stopping because I was so hacked off with myself for not finding the path! There are so many holiday cottages on the farms now, with their twee little gardens and parking places, and it's like a little maze finding the way through.

I will go back to Trowan again, from this end, and pay attention to where it comes out!!!! I was so annoyed with myself for not being able to remember! I almost spoilt my run by being so cross with myself!!!!

Anyway, it WAS a good run overall, and for the first half of it I was in heaven! It was good to be out 'in the rough' again - I love that feeling.

The path is called the 'Field Path to Zennor' but locally called The Coffin Trail - as it was the path used to connect all the farms along the way to the church of St Senara at Zennor - carrying the coffins to be buried in the cemetery there. An old, old path.

I've gone wrong at Trendrine before, but never at Trowan - don't know what happened there!

OK - I must let it go now!

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emoticon Great follow through! Glad you liked the new shoes. It's good to have a little adding on the hard pavements.

I guess my next milestone is to break 60%. My new goal is better my time and get my age rating above 60% before my birthday in June when I will achieve it by default.

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