Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Sunday, 26 September 2021
Sadly, during lockdown, Great Run Local ceased its Sunday morning runs in Wythenshawe Park. However, some local worthies have got together with Run Britain to organise a replacement for the 5km and 2km events. This is especially important for the youngsters who take part in the 2km runs - possible Olympic champions of the future start their running careers here. Today just a modest number of us took part in the second of these Sunday morning runs. Well done everyone concerned, and long may they continue.
It was good to meet with a variety of folk, and I thank Richard Bacon (80) for pacing me around the course in a little under 27 minutes.
Saturday, 25 September 2021
A short drive found us at a new parkrun for Sue and me. We assembled next to the main car park in Dolgellau. A river flowed gently past as 85 runners and walkers, together with numerous volunteers, prepared for two laps of a 'there and back' course along the track of a disused railway line.
Friday, 24 September 2021
Cwm Ratgoed was today's objective, accessed via the village of Corris, where there's free parking outside the steam railway museum that was closed today.
Corris is endowed with a mixture of buildings. At the top of the tree, fine constructions like that shown above, graduating to tumbledown cottages at the end of the row shown below.
Thursday, 23 September 2021
Today we enjoyed two separate walks from the free car park in the centre of Bethesda.
The first of them started past an impressive Town Hall building and crossed the Afon Ogwen to enter the woods of Coed-y-parc, where sunlight rippled through the trees on what was otherwise a grey day.
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Today we drove in drizzle to Barmouth, where £2.20 in a car park machine allowed us to stay for 4 hours - just long enough to enjoy a 10km walk.
We started along the promenade, passing a dolphin statue, and a fine sculpture of men rowing.