Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Saturday 16 July 2016 – Wythenshawe parkrun


I’d planned to merge this entry with the next one, but they don’t quite fit, so here’s a quick update from Wythenshawe Hall.

It was a damp morning, as evidenced by the dewy picture below. The muddy passage was ankle deep in standing water, ie very sloppy mud leaving all 172 participants glooped in brown sludge by 9.45 am. At least the rain stopped and since Saturday morning the weather has changed from ‘cool’ to ‘tropical’.

Work continues on the hall, though I can’t see much change since the last picture.


Andy Holloway blew the rest of the field away today. Here are the results. The Picos de Europa contingent either stayed at home (Sue) or enjoyed a gentle jog (Martin and Cary).

The dewy grass gave off a purplish sheen that was quite marked at the time. I suppose I should have turned on a purple filter to replicate the scene!


Thanks go to all the volunteers who rose early to set the course in the rain and cheered people around the course. Despite the weather, there were half a dozen or so who were taking part in their first parkrun anywhere. Well done to them, and thanks to Paul B for keeping my ‘phone dry.

1 comment:

AlanR said...

62 out of 171 is a fair result. Well done.