I am a keen XC runner doing loads of racing in the winter months...But my Hobby is being the Quarry for a pack of Bloodhounds. This I do every Sunday through the winter months. Basically we are given 20 minutes head start then they send 25 bloodhounds & loads of people on horseback after us to catch us before we get to a certain point. We do 4 hunts a day around 5-6 miles each hunt. It gets bloody cold swimming rivers/Dykes, crawling through hedges as we do not use gates stiles or footpaths for the hounds to follow our scent. Great fun.