So I had a good first run in my new shoes.
I am away on a training course in Taunton, (and as part of the team building bit, I am staying over. A little extravagant I know, but it will same 3hours of driving over the next couple of days), so the opportunity to run new routes presents itself!
I know all about the Somerset levels, I have been through them many times, so I thought runnign in Taunton would be a fine and pleasant affair. I picked somewhere on the map called Broom Hill and set off.
Well 3 miles later, I arrived at Broomhill, and indeed, there were the Levels. All of them, most of Somerset, and probably some of Devon as well.
Those 3 miles were up hill around 600 feet elevation. The views were magnificent, the down hill fast, and slightly uncomfortable, and a detour on the way back resulted in 8 miles and an average pace of 9:06/mile.
edited to add:
It was Broomfield not Broomhill. Obviously the hill was playing on my mind!
I also went back the next day and did the route without the detour, it was raining quite a lot, but I did it a little quicker!
and took a couple of pictures…
of the hills