Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

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

Saturday 26 August 2023

Wednesday 23 August 2023 - Lindow Moss with SWOG

Doesn't time fly? This was the last of SWOG's evening walks for this year. It's ten pin bowling next week...

Alison led 23 members of SWOG on a pleasant wander through the delights of Lindow Moss, where many years ago the remains of Lindow Man (aka Pete) were found. I've reported on this before, notably here, for anyone interested.

Nights are drawing in, and it was already a little gloomy as we started off with a circuit of Black Lake, pictured above.

The rest of my photos were blighted by an absence of decent light, as can be seen below.

Anyway, the walk went well and was very sociable. Leader Alison paused frequently to count up to 23, and nobody got misplaced for very long.

It's nice to visit familiar ground on somebody else's route, and I'm sure we went on a few paths I've not used, and mainly paths I have used, but not necessarily in that order. Here's the 6 km route taken by SWOG tonight. Other paths are available to either lengthen or shorten this walk.

My next evening walk is planned for 15 December - see here. I must try to plot some to take place before then. I'll sort out some mid-week walks as well. Watch this space!

Monday 21 August 2023

Saturday 19 August 2023 - Wythenshawe parkrun #536

I responded to a plea for more volunteers today. Due to path closures the parkrun was on an old course involving two laps of the football pitches and other fields. It's a bit convoluted, with two-way traffic needing to be marshalled at Far Bridge. Siobhan is pictured there, waiting for the 286 runners to start from just outside the running track.

"Keep to the right" was today's mantra. A few errant runners were also subjected to "Where are you going" as they attempted short-cuts!

Ken led the way and finished two and a half minutes ahead of Andy, who nevertheless shaded it on the all important 'Age Related' criteria (though he himself was shaded by the third man home). Full results are here.

Towards the back, Owen was nurtured around by Andy and Jan.

A team of three fanatical cheerleaders ensured encouragement as the runners took the 180 degree corner at the end of The High Hedge.

Here's the cheerleader team. They certainly made their presence felt!

We eventually gravitated to the courtyard after I'd walked to the finish with Tail Walker, Zoe. It seemed slow, but everyone finished within an hour, which is fine.

A new set of officious notices regarding eating your own food, even infants, detracts from this place where the management are not at all friendly.