Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Saturday 2 February 2019

Saturday 2 February 2019 - Kanata parkrun number 68

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.


Gayle said...

My fingers are going numb just at the thought, although I'm guessing that people don't hang around, woefully underdressed, for twenty minutes before the off!

Gayle said...

Just looked at the results and see that you achieved a Banfield 1-2 by Age Grading.

Phreerunner said...

Oh yes - hadn't noticed that. Another parkrun record to tell Vassos about!

You'll note from the bottom picture that we had our jackets waiting for us at the finish. And the café was well heated.

Gayle said...

Someone beat you to that record: it was only last week on the podcast that a claim was made for the niche of having achieved a 'couples 1-1, 1-2', which is to say that he and his wife came in first male and first female, and first and second overall. Had Mick and I been at Bordeaux a week earlier than we were, we might have achieved the same thing, although rather less of a triumph when in a field of six!

Phreerunner said...

Ah, well done them, but were they first and second in the age related?