Whilst Sue went bellringing and Richard and Diana lingered over breakfast, I popped over to chez Barber, and a lift to Wilmslow parkrun, one of very few ‘running’ in the area today.
The top picture shows our team of four – Laura, Greg, Paul and me, after we had finished in times varying from Greg’s 20.52 to my rather more leisurely 23.29 for the 5 km. Sadly both Sue and Jeanette, who would have loved to have joined us, are both sidelined with injuries. The four of us were able to stay free of such impediments on a warm morning (for the time of year) that was ideal for running.
Here, the Barbers get ready to start.
Some 349 people took part. It was a bit crowded in the starting area, never mind on the fairly narrow paths of The Carrs, beside the River Bollin.
Here we are milling around before the start, which took place after a most humorous speech from the run director that I wish I’d recorded.
Paul and I travel in style with our Wythenshawe shirts.
What a great way to start Christmas Day. Followed by a pleasant interlude for coffee at chez Barber, before I left Jeanette to cater for her eleven strong party and nipped home to prepare lunch for our own guests (R + D) and for Mike, who likes the way I cook the sprouts!