Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

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

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Saturday 14 January 2023 - Wythenshawe parkrun #506 - and another soaking

We had bragged so often about the lovely weather for running towards the end of 2022, I suppose things just had to even out. We seem to spend Saturday mornings running in rain. Today Sue and I walked in the rain, just for a change.

Andy H is pictured above on the far left, briefing the first timers - they were out in force - New Year's resolutions? Though many regulars were absent, today's 157 participants being the lowest turnout since 8 January 2022. You can maybe see why from the state of the ground.

Sue and I started just ahead of the tail walker, and we remained there as we walked around the course. There were numerous puddles on the first loop before passing Oliver Cromwell.

The field was soon strung out, with any effort to avoid the ankle deep water being entirely futile.

The route beside the football pitches was really squelchy. Here's Andy H again, this time lapping me and Sue before going on to surge past a couple of youngsters and finish second on the day. He's a legend!

Full results are here. In the absence of any of our regular cafe mates, Sue and I adjourned to the friendly interior of Di Martinos cafe in Timperley for coffee and tea cakes, and a swopping of recipes with random folk.

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