Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

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

Sunday 30 July 2023

Breakfast at Moose

Thanks go to Kate for arranging a small family gathering this morning at a Moose Coffee shop in York Street. A very enjoyable occasion with excellent food and service and some very well behaved children. Here are a few photos, just for the record. More captions are welcome.

Chess champion

Interim orders

Well, that was exhausting!

Saturday 29 July 2023 - Crosby parkrun #325

A 7:30 start saw us to Keith and Carol's driveway in Crosby before 8:30, in plenty of time to assemble at the start of Crosby parkrun. In fact we watched the volunteers being briefed, from their front door (above).

It was the occasion of Keith's 200th parkrun, and that was duly celebrated.

Note the lovely artwork at the bottom of the parkrun sign.

Anthony Gormley's Iron Men feature strongly on this parkrun. Here's the one at the start.

The beach start, half an hour after a rapidly receding high tide, allowed all 203 participants to spread out well.

As is usual these days, I started from the back, from where I looked back to capture an image of the sunlit beach.

The course doubles back after passing around another iron man.

Looking into the sun, I caught a glimpse of Keith coming the other way on his quickest run for some time.

Sue (can you spot her?) wasn't far behind.

Here the stragglers make their way around the turning point iron man - he's the naked chap with the yellow helmet and bib..

It was hard going running along the sand towards the firmer surface of the promenade.

After turning at Brenda's Corner to finish on a slightly inland trajectory, the route follows a grassy path before reaching the traditional finish funnel.

We were joined by Andy Mac, who lives nearby, and (not pictured) Anthony Harrison, another Wythenshawe parkrunner, was also in the field, busy trying to clock up 100 different parkruns - this was number 94 for him.

Afterwards, Marianne, at the nearby Mencap cafe, served coffees and cakes.

This was another lovely parkrun outing, the full results for which are here.

Here's how our team fared:

Friday 28 July 2023 - An Evening Walk around Peover Hall

Congratulations go to Andrew for organising an evening walk - the one and only for this group this summer, although Sue and I have been on several of SWOG's evening walks.

Sue and I assembled at a random layby in Deepest Cheshire, together with Graeme, Jenny, Bridget, Richard and Andrew, for a 4.6 km stroll in the pleasant Cheshire countryside. On an overcast evening we trudged at 'Andrew pace' to cross and re-cross the Peover Eye, a stream that rises nearby and makes its way to the River Weaver.

After a while, we reached the entrance to Peover Hall, where poor light levels precluded any further photos.

Here's the route, it took us about an hour and a half, then we adjourned to The Crown in Goostrey for beer and wine.

And crisps (thanks Graeme).