Fell running long 3:02:32  28.31 km (6:27 / km) +520m 5:54 / km
shoes: inov8 Mudclaw 300
Long run out and back from Sheffield, initially with fluceluce and Zanthe.
Despite the Edale Skyline having been cancelled before I headed up to Sheffield, I decided I'd still travel (having pre bought train tickets) and would look to get out for a long run on the moors. Starting out with Lucy and Zanthe helped in getting me out towards said moors; while I vaguely remembered running through Rivelin with gg I wouldn't have really had a clue about the route without guidance. All of this part of the run was very, very snowy but at least it was fairly sheltered.
Once I left the girls at the Manchester Rd / Rivelin waterworks and headed on towards Stanage, up past the very depleted looking Redmires Reservoirs, I could feel the wind picking up. At this stage the wind was still behind me, although the snow was getting thicker, and I was able to happy jog past a number of other runners and walkers as I continued Stanage Edge.
Turning north along the escarpment and following this to the north east, I began to turn into the wind and things got unpleasant. It didn't help that I was frequently falling into snow drifts (I find running in heather bad enough, let alone heather plus up to a couple of foot of snow) so was glad to eventually hit Manchester Rd again. Too cold for trying to take novel off road routes, I ran along the road back to the waterworks - having to dodge a few snow ploughs on route - and then turned left back onto the Rivelin valley trail and essentially retraced my initial route out, with the help of my iPhone.
I can now definitely say I understand the decision to cancel the Edale.