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Title: Corn on the Jog
Camera: iPhone 3Gs
Capture date: 09/08/09
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'Corn on the Jog'

Nik, Malc (her dad) and I went for a 12 mile run from Desford to Mountsorrel today.

We have been planning, and by that I mean I have been planning, to do this run for quite some time ever since Malc showed me all the different individual parts to the run. I was just dying to do them altogether.

Everything was going smoothly, apart from the morning dew turning Nik's and my trainers into a squelching mess, when we happened upon farmer's land where the public footpath went through one of his fields. Or so it used to. Now, standing proud, was an entire field of corn, blocking us from going any further. Flanking the corn were nettles leaving us no choice but to proceed, with caution, right through the field on, what we supposed, might be the right of way. By the time we came out of the field the other side we were covered in vegetation, stings and completely wet through.

Hence, because of the christening we got from the field, we dub this run, 'Corn on the Jog'.

Apart from that, other than the increasing heat, all went well and we made it back in a little over two hours. The distance is about 12 miles, though I forgot to turn my iPhone on a couple of times with the Nike+ system so didn't get an accurate measurement. Oh well, plenty of time next go!

The shots (photo montage) are from the drop out point at Newtown Lindford where we continued that portion of the run through the beautiful Bradgate Park, which you can just make out in the distance. I guess at this point we were almost halfway, at about six miles or so.

I felt wonderful after the run, but as I sit here typing I can tell you my legs are killing me. And that's even after lunch and a quick nap.