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Today on the Blogger Network, Johnny Muir shares some words of wisdom on hill running

Johnny Muir’s blog Heights of Madness is all about running in the high places of Scotland. His latest post is the first in what promises to be a year-long series, and contains 31 snippets of wisdom about hill running, complete with attributions and a wealth of excellent photos. Many of these words also apply to hillwalking and backpacking.

Day 10: The great Mark Hartell on hill running: ‘For me at least, the philosophy is that you have to know pain to appreciate pleasure, you have to experience disappointment to fully cherish success, and so you have to spend a little time in “hell” to recognise your own “heaven”.’

Read the full post here.