Hardmoors Princess Short and Sweet
Janet Kay and I did this off road run last year and enjoyed it so much that we decided to do it again. The run starts from Ravenscar and heads out down the old railway line to Robin Hoods Bay, with a check point in the car park, before continuing down the bank into the village and a return to Ravenscar along the cliff tops. It’s billed as Short ‘n’ Sweet, about 8.5 miles, but actually works out at 9.25 miles. It’s held on the same day as the Hardmoors Ultra (31 miles) and I must admit we are tempted to give that a go next year however, this year the short ‘n’ sweet was ideal, as it was a week before the Hull Marathon and our last longish run before that event.
Have to say we had the perfect day for it, although slightly windy. Prior to the start we had made up our minds to go very steady to avoid any injury but we still managed to finish a couple of minutes up on last year.
Numbers were I think down on last year, but we believe that a lot of runners had opted for the 31 miler having tried the shorter run last year. Nevertheless, again we thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who loves off road running in beautiful surroundings.