Heath – 3 bumps – Norland, Stainland, Elland

Stainland Lions Run (one of).
Thursday 26 September 2013
6.25 miles – All on road(-ish)

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6.3 miles. 3x grade 5 hills
Left from Heath. Right at first lights onto Rochdale Rd/B6113 (Climb 1)

0.44miSlight left onto and down Brian Royd Lane

1.6mi Turn right onto Saddleworth Rd/B6114
Regroup at the Branch
1.76mi Left onto Branch Rd/B6114
At junction, regroup.
2.68mi Turn left onto Stainland Rd and on and up Beestonley Ln (Climb 2)
3.58mi Continue onto High St
At top regroup

Across Bowling Green Rd
Slight left and begin descent onto Stainland Rd/B6112
AT Holywell Green, cross by Station Hotel and (4.51mi) right onto and down Station Rd
4.8mi Continue onto and up Broad Carr Ln (Climb 3)
5.09mi Broad Carr Ln turns slightly left and becomes Hammerstone Leach Ln
5.1mi Regroup at crossroads
Left down Hammerstones Rd
5.57mi As Hammerstones Road turns right, Turn left down Hullenedge Ln

5.72mi Turn right down unlit ginnel
At bottom, sharp left then sharp right onto Green Lane
Cross Saddleworth Road with care (don’t just run out onto it)
Right at bottom onto Stainland Rd/B6112
And home

1 Cat 5 0.04 mi/1.29 mi 1.24 mi 256 ft/519 ft 4.0%
2 Cat 5 2.32 mi/3.71 mi 1.39 mi 390 ft/704 ft 4.3%
3 Cat 5 4.82 mi/5.23 mi 0.41 mi 413 ft/472 ft 2.7%

Face Plant

On Monday our SL group went out on what I think was a good route.

As we were getting back home, I simply fell on my face. I didn’t see it, of course, but am told it was spectacular. Assuredly the results were. I now have a severely gouged face. As the wet blood solidified into black, the bruising as now begun to swell under my right eye. It is a long way from closed, but is uncomfortable. ey ho.