MAPS! I love Maps!

Who doesn’t right? Now I’m in Ultra mode, and training, I’m getting excited about long training runs and have begun to dream of mini adventures to while away a day on my feet training.

OS Maps is a great resource, and I love the clarity of their maps.  I’m also quite new to Harvey maps which have been the map provider of some recent Mountain Marathons I’ve done.  Again, I love the clarity and what I do like is their scale.  The 1:40,000 takes getting used to but is a great walking scale.

I have the OS Maps premium membership – £20 a year – bargain! The app is fantastic and covers the whole of Britain! (I’m not sponsored btw!)

Harvey map of Cape Wrath Trail

I’ve got the OS Maps app too which helps me when I’m mobile and have downloaded the maps so I can see where I need to go.

SO… some trails I’ve been looking at..

The Great Trossachs Way

The Cateran Way

Fife Coastal Path

The WHW Southern Section.

It was Andy’s idea that I should plan my back to backs where I stop at an overnight where he can meet up with me and then we have a night away and perhaps walk partially with him.  I love this idea, as what is different to Ironman training, are longer days away and perhaps weekends away.

Planning a trail run is great when you can utilise the waymarked routes on the maps, view ariel views of the trail, and work out how to get to the start and home from the end.

Planning is fun, creative and allows me to take some stress away from everyday life and that of training.  It makes me feel productive.  I almost like it more than actually being out there running and training!

Happy map reading!

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