On Thursday I wandered along the towpath to Sale, passing the Walton Perks cafe boat en route. The boat, along with others nearby, was frozen into the thick ice that currently coats the canal, but there was no sign of any coffees being sold.
The frost has remained intact all week in the shade, but bright sunshine from the clear blue skies has led to evaporation in places.
It's pretty clear why the run was cancelled, as it uses the river of ice pictured below. As there were only three of us, we could run on the grass, but this would certainly have presented problems for over 200 parkrunners.