Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

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

Monday, 8 April 2019

Saturday 6 April 2019 – Greg’s 400th parkrun (at Hyde)

A few Wythenshawe parkrunners went ‘on tour’ to Hyde, where Paul and Jeanette’s son Greg was due to celebrate his 400th parkrun. Greg lives nearby, so was last to arrive, hence his absence from the first group photo. As usual, click on the images for better resolution and a slideshow.

The focus of this small park, aptly named ‘Hyde Park, is a bandstand, where runners congregate before their run.

Greg eventually deigned to turn up, and more group photos were taken by Owen’s mum Jenny.

From L-R: Martin, Owen, Jeanette, Greg, Paul, Sheila, Sue, Andrew

With only 130 or so runners, and a very loud voice, the Run Director managed fine without a megaphone.

Duly briefed, we embarked on three laps of this pretty park. Greg shot off for a top ten finish, Sue and Andrew jogged round in 30 minutes, Jeanette tried a bit of speed walking/jogging, for which she suffered later, and Paul, Sheila and I kept Owen company for a leisurely 40 minutes.

The route passes through lovely woodland that is just starting to come into leaf.

There are a couple of small hills. ‘Team Owen’ conquered them all. Three times.

Afterwards, Greg posed behind a picture frame, and we all went to the park’s café for a leisurely natter. 90p for a large coffee. Excellent!

Full results are here.

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