Trail running in the sun – and rain

Fell run on Dove Crag
Fell run on Dove Crag
The joy of running is so much greater when you can escape the city streets and explore trails, whether they be gentle countryside paths or serious hill routes. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve done a couple of hill runs that have got me out in all conditions, and these two photos show the extremes I have enjoyed!

The first picture is from the Lake District, where I was on a camping holiday with my family recently. We had a glorious few days and I had to get up one morning and drag my brother out for a quick run onto the fells. He might argue that he was the one doing the dragging, though!

It’s taken on the way up Dove Crag from Brother’s Water, appropriately enough.

The second photo is from a run at the head of Strathconon, back in the Highlands, which I did as part of my Highland Cross training at the weekend. After a glorious day of sunshine on Saturday, it was horrendous weather on Sunday morning but we weren’t to be deterred!

Our route took us round the back of Bac an Eich, with river crossings, rough paths and plenty of climbing.

Battling the elements on a hill run in Strathconon
Battling the elements on a hill run in Strathconon

John Davidson, author and journalist, shares his love of the great outdoors from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland

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