Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Saturday 12 January 2019 – Fletcher Moss parkrun, and Afternoon Tea

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Another ‘new for us’ parkrun. Fletcher Moss parkrun is in Didsbury – convenient for Sue and me this morning as Mike and Sarah had asked us to accompany them on some house viewings just around the corner from this park. It’s a newish parkrun venue and attracted a record 362 participants today for its ninth event. No wonder Paul, Sue, Greg and I all finished further down the field than we’d anticipated. It was a shame that Jan couldn’t join us due to a car break-in; we hope that is quickly fixed.

The route is shown below (including two laps of the ‘M’ shaped section) and would be very convenient for Mike and Sarah if their interest in the house marked with an asterisk came to anything.

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The paths were pretty narrow, and we saw someone we recognised, but as in the case of last week, when Sue only identified my brother after he had pedalled into the distance, we weren’t able to attract Charlie’s attention. He always likes to be at the front, and had probably left for home by the time we had finished.

Didsbury Sports Ground’s club house offered a spacious area for us to enjoy a coffee with Paul and Greg before dashing off to view houses.

Sue’s time was faster than last week’s, despite not having Gayle to encourage her – perhaps as a result of yesterday’s carb loading thanks to an excellent Christmas present from Nell. Patisserie Valerie provided an excellent Afternoon Tea, and any post-tea feeling of queasiness was purely coincidental.

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My own time was rather slower than last week’s but this course was harder and more congested – that’s my excuse. Full results are here.

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