More pole experiments, this time at the Plummet. Ran 5x: 3.53, 4.02 (poles), 3.48, 3.43, 4.02 (poles). Poles clearly slowing me down, but there was a lot of bracken in the way, which rendered them pretty useless for much of the cliimb. Still unconvinced of the benefits.
Running2:35:00 23.0 km (6:44 / km) +1701m4:55 / km
Itching for a few bigger hills after the weekend. Win, Lose, Hollins Cross, Mam Tor and reverse as dusk fell. Shame it fell a bit earlier and faster than I expected...found myself doing the final climb and descent of Win Hill in the dark with no torch. Fine on the way up, less so on the way down. Tired, hungry and thirsty by the end!