Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

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

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Saturday 7 November 2020 - (not)parkrun number 138

This excellent picture of Wythenshawe Hall, taken last night, is courtesy of the Wythenshawe parkrun Facebook page.

It's a shame that the hall is surrounded by a high fence and is not open to visitors. One day....

Our Saturday mornings start with a (not)parkrun on a pleasant course around Timperley. I kept Sue waiting back at home after finishing this morning due to some photo stops.

It's good to have such a nice route from our front door, outside which Sue insisted on a 'selfie' once I'd got back. Out of my 139 daily outings since the middle of June, 138 of which have been recorded, probably about 100 have been on the route around Timperley that has a slight variant that keeps feet dry in wet weather when the usual route that we took today gets a bit waterlogged.

Parkrunning friend Annie then joined us on Zoom from Yorkshire to take part in Vassos Alexander's weekly parkrun quiz. We scored 11/15 - one of our better weeks, and enjoyed a chat with Annie

After that, (purely out of habit) we cycled to Wythenshawe Park, where the car park and the children's playground were both full of pairs of people/children.

By chance, and remaining strictly in pairs, we came across a few folk who were following the same habit as us in order to get some exercise. Sue gave an impromptu yoga demonstration. Others joined in. I ate some cake that had kindly been provided by Owen, and I shared out a few bits of fudge that had gravitated into my bag.

So despite the enhanced state of Lockdown, we managed to enjoy a fairly 'new normal' Saturday morning.


Sir Hugh said...

Most bloggers I follow have been able to get out and record the autumn colours which seem to be exceptional this year. You are no exception - super photos today and a good one to gfinish with you and Sue.

Louise said...

Good to see you are still able to get out and about, keeping busy and active.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Conrad, and Louise.