The Apricot Army

A “rest” day today had me dodging the Ultra-Violet rays as the 1km out & 300m to go marshal at the Edinburgh parkrun, on Cramond foreshore. The sun made an appearance as did many parkrun tourists who had made the trip north to Scotland’s capital for the Edinburgh half & full marathon events tomorrow. As ...

Hareing Around the Helsinki City Run 13/5/17

13. May 2017 photos, run, travel, video 0
After a morning spent resting and getting myself organised I trooped off to the starting area for the Helsinki City Run, Half Marathon, for a day that was not to disappoint. I’ll gloss over the initial mistake of sitting at the tram stop on the wrong side of the street, thankfully not an omen for ...

Puffing at Pollock

On the trail again with the “parkrun caravan” turning up at Pollok parkrun within the leafy space that is Pollok Park in the South West of Glasgow. For you cultured types the park is the home of the Burrell Collection, but don’t go hoping to be a culture vulture as the collection museum is being ...

Va Va Voom Vogrie parkrun 15/4/17

Remember Crackerjack? C’mon, you do? It was on Beeb 1 for decades. It used to start with – “It’s Friday, It’s 5 O’clock, It’s CRACKERJACK!!” Queue the hormonally enthused audience of pre-adolescents and beyond, cheering and bellowing, fuelled by sugar and the colourants ingested with their tea time snacks. So It’s Saturday, It’s 09:30 (other ...

Cassiobury parkrun 1/4/17

After being in London for work on a Friday, I decided to stay over to collect another piece of the parkrun tourist puzzle. I was staying at Wembley and took the 35 minute trip on the Metropolitan line north to the end of the Watford branch. At the station there’s a set of toilets, just ...

Boris off piste?

I ended the last story with the prophetic words, “Who mentioned snow? ” and then 48 hours later we have this! It was only a few centimetres but it was a lovely morning at the spot for our walk, with pristine snow untouched by human or canine paw’s. I fortunately had the day off, so ...

Spring is coming?

18. March 2017 image, outdoors, photos 0
But not here it seems….. It’s peeing down, it’s chilly and the sky is as grey as a mare’s tail. The bird feeder is a bit lonely, with the bird’s only popping out for some grub between the bouts of rain. I’m sure I saw a couple of ducks having a nibble earlier. The daffodils ...

Is the argument Black & White? #ourNHS

05. March 2017 image, outdoors, photos, work 0
Yesterday I did the Southwark parkrun and after a quick breakfast and shower I moved onto central London and the meeting point at Tavistock Square, the start for the #ourNHS march that took ten’s of thousands through the streets of London to a rally on Parliament Square. There was so much emotion on show yesterday ...