But things don't always turn out how you plan them. The last few days have provided excellent conditions for running. So much so, that last night as I set out for my planned easy 6 miles, I was seduced into extending the run to 14 miles (with 1696ft of ascent and descent).
|Road to Whittonstall|
When it comes to clothing , whether it be for day to day wear or for running, I tend toward dark colours, particularly black and blue and this created a bit of a problem last night.
As I tried (unsuccessfully) to bang the miles in before darkness fell. I found myself on the narrow, unlit country lanes between Hedley and Ebchester in total darkness. Much to the consternation of a couple of drivers who happened to be using that route.
|View from Hedley with Newcastle in the distance|
A timely reminder then, as the nights draw in, that it is time to break out the reflective and lightly coloured running clothing.
That said, it was still a very enjoyable run.