My training plan called for a 3 hour run on new trails. Inspired, I did some research and decided upon Bewl Water which offered a 13 mile circular run with scope for extra mini-loops and promised to be no more than undulating.
Then I checked the weather forecast. Rain. Heavy rain. All day. I wimped out and devised plan B. Abbotstone Down off road cycle trail. 18 miles, reasonable profile and best of all rain free.
Then I looked at timings. To have anything of the day left by the time I was home, I would have to set the alarm for stupid o’clock. Again. And so plan C was formed. Richmond Park. Not exactly new, but local, rain free and definitely no more than undulating.
Sorted. An anticlockwise loop of the Tamsin trail, a loop of the Richmond parkrun course and a clockwise loop of the Tamsin trail came to almost exactly 3 hours and I can now look forward to my taper.