Wednesday, 11 August 2010
blast down Brat Tor
After a week of coast path running and surfing for me and a week in the kennels for Spook the Wonder Dog, it was time for us both to get out on the moor for a run. I thought it was about time to find the limits of grip from the monkey feet so I parked at High Down and ran up to Great Links Tor via Brat Tor.
The clag was refusing to shift from the top and was doing its best 'Hound of the Baskervilles' swirly mist stylee thing.
On the descent towards Arms Tor on wet, slippy short grass the grip was impressive with my toes splaying out to about half as wide again as my fell shoes. It seems what they lack in tread they make up for in area and I felt confident enough to ease off the brakes a bit.
On the steeper descent off Brat Tor I let rip a bit and got down to the River Lyd for a dip and feet cooling without mishap. Spook however, with his superbly designed 4x4 system had a few million years of evolution head start and was unimpressed.