Once all items of running attire were once again in their rightful place we unfortunately had to turn around and leave the beaten track for another day. We spent the next few miles negotiating our way through tree roots and mud pools - relying on various sat navs to guide us back towards the cars. We even encountered a lone dog roaming the forest however we couldn't persuade him to be the next canine Strider - maybe the 7 headtorches focused on him weren't quite as inviting as we thought!
6 miles later and we returned to the cars - my first torchlight run was done!! I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely do another. On further inspection it was noted that I only appeared to have one dirty trainer - apparently I would be a lot faster if I didn't hop all the way round! Thanks gents - now I know where I've been going wrong all these years!!