04 January 2009
two edges, a cake and a slice
After hearing tales of cloud and temperature inversions, and the need to get some serious hill work in my legs, Jane and I headed off to Derbyshire for a spot of running today. Our route started from Hathersage which importantly has a lovely cafe with fantastic cake. We took in Stanage and Burbage edges and some other less known (to us) paths. It started off unbelievably cold and overcast but the sun broke though in later part of the run. No cloud inversions though, but as Jane said "you can't chase them, they just happen". Yeh, very philosophical, whilst I was at work last week I know several people who were enjoying such a phenomenon.
Along both edges were hoards of people. It's great to see so many enjoying the outdoors. I spend most of my free time trying to convince friends to take up running/biking but with little success. However, the selfish part of me wishes they'd all stay away, at least on the days that I'm out in pursuit of wilderness.
Anyway, we had a great day out. It was good to get off road again and I chose the best cake. Ginger sponge will always win over a shortbread slice.