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Running out of places to run

Written by Fiona January 02 2010

The snow is beautiful and I’ve loved the sledging and the gorgeous views. For the first couple of days I also enjoyed the fun of running ankle deep in the white stuff. But then came the ice. First I gave up running on icy pavements, and headed for the trails. Then I gave up running on the well-used trails because of ice and headed further afield on to less well-trodden trails. But even these have now become so icy and slippery that it’s almost impossible to run anywhere anymore.

The only solution i can now come up with for any amount of decent leg-stretching running (rather than old lady style slippy-slidey on ice jogging) is to maybe get up at 5am and run actually on-road and while most people are not in their cars. I’ve not quite resorted to this but if the big thaw doesn’t happen soon I know I’ll be going out of my mind.

Does anyone know of any great ice-free paths to run along in the Bearsden area? Pllllllllease.

Oh, and a happy running new year to your all!

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