10th February 2018
Stroud runners like to train on hills, the most notorious of which is known as the top of town, a simple 1.1 mile hill with the choice of two ways up. Some of us used to joke about doing it twice, theres a nice loop you can do, but few were interested.
Then for no clear reason I ran it 4 times in 2014. Noone wanted to join me. By 2016 Darren and Lee decided they'd join in, not quite a winter fixture yet, but we enjoyed the sick joke of doing it 12 times to make the top of town marathon. Lee needed a few days off work after the effort and all was forgotten.
2017: Darren remembers the top of town marathon idea. So we're doing it. Because it's there.
376ft climbed per lap. So thats 4500ft by the time we've done 12. A bit higher that 3 Empire State buildings or one Ben Nevis.
See more stats at strava: https://www.strava.com/segments/6610453
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