Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Saturday, 6 June 2015

A Visit to Dot

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On Thursday, Sue and I enjoyed a visit to Eccleshall, to try to cheer up Dot, who is injured from a fall and unable to walk to the shops. We hope she recovers quickly.

We spent a happy hour or so in her garden before spending an hour and a half chatting to other drivers on the M6 after we got trapped by an accident. Looking at some of the tailgating going on on the other side of the road, it’s perhaps not surprising that some drivers are unable to retain control of their vehicles.

Another half hour delay greeted us in Altrincham, where a lorry had killed a pedestrian and in a separate accident a police car had crashed, blocking the ‘diversion’ route. Luckily, we didn’t really suffer apart from being slightly delayed. In fact, we regard ourselves lucky not to have been involved in the accidents.

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It was also distressing to see parkrunner Jeanette arrive on crutches this morning, having tripped in the street and broken a kneecap. Thankfully race director Alan took pity and relocated Jeanette’s marshalling point from the ‘far bridge’ to somewhere closer. Thanks for your shouts of encouragement as we passed you Jeanette, I did a reasonable time though I was only third out of seven in my age group. Sue and I wish you a speedy recovery. (Results are here.)

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