5 Aug 2010

Steps up and down

In a few weeks we are going to have a go at the Dorset Doodle.  32 miles between Weymouth and Swanage.  This will be my last long run before Across Wales, which is two weeks later.  As a bit of training we decided to run from Swanage to Kimmeridge Bay and back again, the last section of the Dorset Doodle.

We started from Durlston Head car park and for the first mile we were followed by a friendly dog, who hopefully found its owner after we chased hm off. After some fairly flat sections the steps start beyond St Aldhems Head.

Chapman's Pool

As the skies cleared the views west towards Weymouth imporved.  As we were running out of time Andy was the only one of us to make it to Kimmeridge.

Kimmeridge Ledges

We turned and headed back up the steps we had come down and down the steps we had come up.  You get the idea, there were a lot of steps.

When we to back to the car park, three of us were glad it over as it was getting very hot and we were beginning to flag.  Andy, on the other hand, who has completed the Grand Union Canal 145 mile run was only just warming up.  He kindly put up with our "its up hill therefore we walk" policy.

Route statistics

Number of miles : 22
Number of hours: 5
Number of steps : lots
Number of ladies asking if anyone in our group was called Bernard : 1

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