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This is a six mile run (6.05 miles for the obsessives among us). It starts from Lydgate Hall Crescent roughly at the top of one of Sheffield's 7 hills (far more glamorous than Rome as well). One of the charms of the run is that it is 90 per cent downhill. It leads out of the city down Manchester Road and into the countryside. Farms, heather, horses in fields, whiskers on kittens and so on. It is usually a run I do fastest at the beginning of Spring after a long grey dark Winter. I very rarely run it fast (even if I could) and after flattening out it reaches Rivelin Valley Road which takes the run back into the city. This is the road reputed to be the one on which Sebastian Coe trained whilst living in Sheffield. I like to think that some of the markings on the kerbs are the intervals he used to run. The repetition ladder work that drives a runner towards a gold medal. It pleases me to dawdle on these parts and tell myself that I am looking at the scenery. It is an undulating road and curves round Hillsborough corner and back into the city. Stopping at the bottom of Burgoyne Road I can walk home in two minutes. Alive and righteous to have added more mileage to my life. More experience for my soul. More oxygen for my lungs. Complete. Happy. Satisfied.