I'd headed down to Ulverston to meet up with Dave, Mark and Lucy, and after a very enjoyable night of curry, beer and movies at the Hobbit Hole, a cracking night's sleep on the sofa bed, a lovely Cumberland sausage breakfast (god's sake, I need to run just to burn all of the Christmas excess off, don't I?!!) we went off for a quick wander up the Hoad, a wee hill just on the outskirts of town, to the John Barrow memorial. Lovely views over the estuary, the frozen canal basin and back up north into the mountains.
Headed back up home and stopped a couple of times, for tea and cake in Kendal and then for today's run in Keswick, the old alma mater. Parked in Stanger Street and had a lovely scenic bimble around the park, onto the old railway line, along to Friar's Crag, through Crow Park and then back up to the car. From the plot in the RunningFree site, looks like four-and-a-half miles or so, which is nice. Felt like less. Maybe that's a good sign, eh?!