For me, one of the main reasons for choosing NYMAC was to take advantage of running over the North York Moors that I'm so lucky to live beside. NYMAC offer steady fell runs on a Monday evening aimed at all levels, there are regular stops to allow slower runners to catch up, these runs are on most of the year and are great fun in the darker nights when the headtorches appear. Although some of the uphill parts are hard work the views at the top are worth the effort alone.
As part of my return to some sort of fitness I joined in this weeks run which started from Bank foot which also happens to be the start of a NYMAC race later in the year called the uphill mile. On this occasion we didn't follow the uphill route as direct as we do on race day instead choosing a steady climb. Before we had even reached the top of our first climb we had already caught glimpse of one of the many deer we tend to see on these hills.
There were only the six of us out on this weeks run, many probably put off by the warm temperatures which did slow us down later in the run. Mark Brown had arranged the location this week, as he does most weeks, but it was Bryan Saysell and his friend and rival Clem who soon took over the "discussions" of where we were heading so we had a good tour of the moor before heading down the "uphill mile"
Monday night fell runs are a great start to the week and I highly recommend all members to attend a few over the summer months before trying out a head torch run.