Whilst Ken went off to do a winter triathlon (skate/run/ski), Helen, Sue and I went to Kanata for the parkrun. It was snowy, with a cold wind, and minus 12°C before accounting for wind chill.
The 5km course was mainly 'single track'. The briefing mentioned this, and I was inclined to think 'so what', as it was easy enough when we did it last year.
However, it was two laps of a there and back course, so the other runners, not to mention dog walkers, had to be negotiated several times. It was hard enough without such obstacles. Every time I picked up speed I risked veering from the straight and very narrow, and plunging into deep snow, which is what you had to do anyway every time you encountered the aforementioned obstacles.
It was actually great fun, and we soon warmed up. I managed my highest parkrun position ever, which wasn't all that surprising as there were only seven participants. Interestingly, one of them was Sally Pate, who had been at the same parkrun as me on Christmas Day - Wilmslow - it's a small world!
Virtually all the runners and volunteers adjourned to a nearby café, so it was the same sort of sociable morning as we customarily enjoy at Wythenshawe.
The results are here:
It's still snowing hard, so no skiing today.