While grandad took Markus to Hebden Bridge, Sue and Isabella enjoyed a selfie at Jump Heaven.
Well behaved as usual, she's a pleasure to be with.
Erstwhile TGO Challenger from Austria, Markus, touched down from Dornbirn yesterday and enjoyed an evening in Timperley before being dropped off in Hebden Bridge, from where he hopes to follow the Pennine Way route all the way to Kirk Yetholm.
It was supposed to rain, but the sun was shining as Markus waited for the camping gas shop to open and I returned home for a visit from Isabella.
Thanks to Wythenshawe Community Run supremo Paul for the picture taken above at the finish, where he was volunteering. Whilst somewhat distant, he has captured a rare moment when I was actually running. What a contrast to four years ago!
Today's 18579 runners started from Old Trafford over a period of two hours. Purple A, where I was placed, started at 10:50. Elite runners started at 9:00.
That left time for a good breakfast and a photo in the garden before I discarded the bum bag, stuffed my pockets, and wandered off to Timperley Metrolink station.
Saturday morning - a sunny start to the weekend in more ways than one. Andy Wright joined us by Isabella's tree, where she watched Dan deliver his Run Director Speech, joined the clapping at the appropriate moments, then ran off in pursuit of the 274 participants.