Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Saturday 9 February 2019 - Orleans parkrun Number 16

Today, Susan and Roy went home to Connecticut, whilst Sue, Ken and I ventured out to an icy suburb of Ottawa to savour their parkrun, which only started in the autumn. The icy trail had been groomed for most of its length and conditions were much faster than last week's at Kanata.

We weren't the only tourists today. There was a chap from Kentucky, an area not renowned for parkruns. He looked a bit bemused - his planned visit to New Orleans may have gone astray?

The photos are all from the parkrun. The run directors over here seem intent on photographing us with the Canadian flag. We must try and get hold of a European Union flag for our next run.

Full results are here:

No pictures from this afternoon, but the blue skies continued as we drove to P6, McKenzie-King car park, for a couple of hours (or more) x-c ski tuition from Françoise. We learnt a lot, but for me, trying to put it into practice after nearly twenty years of 'poor technique' may be somewhat difficult. At least Françoise was happy with my double poling technique, which is a crumb of comfort!

We covered 10km in distance on a section of track of about 100 metres!


AlanR said...

Well done you two. Looks great. You won’t be able to get hold of an EU flag because they are all being reworked to remove one ⭐️

Phreerunner said...

We are told that Canada 'trades with Europe' and won't notice the difference to either the flag or the trading when numbers reduce by one - they'll apparently hardly notice the fact that they stop trading with the country that's leaving.

AlanR said...

I’m sure it won’t be long before we are trading with Canada again. Beaver hats are coming back I hear. Just joking, to be honest I can’t think of what we import from Canada. Timber maybe. I shall wait to be enlightened but I’m sure it won’t create a black hole on either side.