Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

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

Saturday 7 October 2023

Saturday 7 October 2023 - Aviemore parkrun #252

We are in Newtonmore this weekend for a TGO Challenger reunion.

It's raining!

Not to be put off, we took a short drive up the A9 lake to Aviemore, where we joined about 70 other 'like minded' (for want of a less polite description) souls, on a splash through the wood and moorland near to the railway line to the north of the town.

The pictures below follow our progress under the railway line to the start, the briefing, and thence on the route at a few choice points when I stopped for a breather and risked drowning the phone.

The last picture was taken at the finish. Sue finished in position 14 and had already adjourned to the café to dry out. I took my time. Back in Newtonmore later, we are warm and cosy, but still drying out.

A link to the results is here.

Meanwhile, many of our TGO Challenge friends are out for the day. They will return drenched. The rivers and side streams are in spate.

Thursday 5 October 2023

Friday 22 July 2005 - Tatton Flower Show

There's nothing special happening in Timperley this week, so I've spent a few minutes catching up with some photo indexing. I've shown the above picture before, without much reference to its origin. It was one of about 40 pictures taken with our old Olympus digital camera, probably by Sue, at Tatton Flower Show on 22 July 2005.

So, having indexed them without attempting descriptions, here are a few images from that day, including some rather young looking parents.

If you click on an image you should get a slideshow - there is no further text in this posting.

Enjoy! I did.

Sunday 1 October 2023

September dissolves into October - some weekend running

Wythenshawe parkrun number 541. I renewed acquaintance with Bianca, who I met during the Altrincham 10km race (reported on here). We set off at the back and after a chatty run we finished in positions 212 and 213 out of 288 participants, in 32:52. Andy, Robin (the composer), Owen and Jenny joined us for post run coffees, and it turned out that Owen was going to watch Sale Sharks, for whom Bianca's husband plays rugby, later in the day. We hope he enjoyed the Sharks' victory over Caldy.

What a lovely way to start the weekend. Full results are here, and we hope that Bianca will join us again.

Sunday morning found me marshalling at 'Alty-in' for the Wythenshawe Community Run. Sue joind the 93 runners and finished in a leisurely 28:34. (She was 25:10 and first in her age category yesterday.)

Here are pictures taken while I was waiting for the runners.

Luckily this Council vehicle collected the rubbish and disappeared just before the runners arrived!

Here's the leader, Paul McGavin

Sue was enjoying her more leisurely pace

Later, a 5km walk in the rain, and here I am in De Quincey Park.

I recently wrote about some work taking place at a 'CML Work Site' here (below). The workmen have gone away, and the scramble up to the railway line doesn't need the ladder that the workmen used.

You can just about see from the next picture that passage across the bridge over the canal is blocked, and a similar blockage is found along the railway in the other direction, so there's not much point in trying to visit this short section of disused railway.