FKT: Martin Lopez - Wolverhampton Ring (United Kingdom) - 2021-12-30

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Standard loop
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5h 19m 19s

An unsupported solo run that had 2 main purposes, get to my mileage target for the year (3500 KMS) but mainly to act as a recce for a faster attempt in the summer. It was awesome, super muddy, slippy and cool to learn so many trails in areas that I have driven around all of my life without knowing there were even paths or bridleways there. So many times I popped out of a field to a road that was familiar and I had no idea where I was!

I ran completely by myself with 2 litres of water and 4 bananas.

There are a couple of blips on the gpx file where there isn't a right of way (through factories or schools that are secure) but easy enough to navigate around them. A great mixture of trails, canals old railway lines and the odd bit of road.

The map did look like there was a fair bit of road but didn't feel that at all. 

I think it would be fairly easy to go a quicker in dry conditions, couldn't really get going down the descents due to the terrain, which is all the more reason to have another go in the summer :) 

I would say the first quarter is the most 'un-picturesque' heading across through Wednesfield (nothing against Wednesfield), but it does get pretty beautiful the further you go, and some of the views could be stunning on a clear day!

I would highly recommend you complete during the festive period, just so you don't miss out on the reindeers in Ettingshall, they looked like they were having fun!

Highly recommended...just take it slow :)