Monday, 14 February 2011

Change of scenery

Saturday dawned cloudy and miserable, but as the day went on, it gradually brightened and became warmer.

Fancying a change of scenery we headed up the Northumberland coast to Craster and I ran from there, past Dunstanburgh Castle, Embleton and up towards Beadnell and back again.

Although the sand on the beach sections was firm, the grass section around the castle was muddy and heavy.

As the sun burned off a light mist, the temperature began to rise and it became one of those winter afternoons that promised Spring was not far away.

This section of the coast forms part of the popular Northumberland Coastal Run from Beadnell to Alnmouth. Held every July it has been voted (I think by Runners World magazine) as the most scenic race in Britain. As a result entries now fill up within a couple of days of opening each January.

All in all a magic run!

Photos by Francesca

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