Forest And Moors half marathon

so, this is late but as i said before i suck at this blogging thing. i am going to try to get better though.

 

 

last week (7th Oct 2017) I did my first half marathon. I both loved it and hated it 😛 . The event started at Dalby Forest and headed out over the yorkshire moors to the hole of horcum area before heading back. I’ll admit I did take a wrong turn and ended up doing almost 16miles rather than 13.1, also my time was rubbish… but I dont care, it was amazing and I have already signed up for the SRMRT (scarbrough and ryedale mountain rescue team) Spring half marathon at ravenscar next year. This time though I will train better, and reccy the route before hand.

 

 

anyway, I should have done this when it was more fresh in my mind so I could have written more :/ oh well, live and lear. here are some photos 😀

 

 

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Louven Howe Aux 2 Trig Point

T:UK waypoint :TP7931
County :North Yorkshire
Nearest town : WHITBY
This is my first Vanessa Pillar and has made me realise I should do a post of the types of pillars at some point, but not now.
Anyway, not much I can say about this one as it was a bit of a drive by bag on the way to the coast. So this is more for a record than as a proper post.

Wykeham Forest + Coombe Hill Trig Point

I have been so useless at updating this… apologies for that, essentially I can only do the blog from my computer whereas twitter, etc, I can do from my phone. As such I keep not getting round to putting the computer on and doing anything, not a great excuse really…

 

 

but anyway, last week 2/04/2017 I bagged another trig point.

coomb hill


Name: Coomb Hill

GridRef: SE 94358 88966

Flush Bracket: S6321


 

I had never heard of Wykeham Forest before this, despite going MTBing in Dalby Forest fairly often which it basically right next door. We didn’t exactly have a route planned, we just went to the trig point, then to a great viewpoint nearby called “raptor viewpoint” the name of which I feel it self explanatory 😛 but essentially it’s a viewpoint overlooking Troutsdale that is meant to be amazing for birdwatching. We didn’t stay there long and didn’t see much, but there were some people there with some serious equipment so I assume it probably lives up to its reputation.

We then had an 8 mile wander around the forest, I think we’ll probably go again, but with a better planned route in mind next time.

 

That’s one of the great things about trig point bagging, I am discovering all sorts of places that I don’t think I would have visited otherwise. I mean some of the places aren’t great, a lot of roadside trigs or urban trigs which just do not appeal to myself, but I can usually find a walk in the area to make up for that. There are a few trigs though that are in amazing places, placers I never knew existed before this venture.