#thelondontri

22. July 2017 cycle, outdoors, run, swim, video 0
T minus 2 hours Then I’m off 🏊🏻 My numbers have been checked, my timing chip collected and my bike racked in the huge, cavernous, hanger like space that is home to the London Triathlon weekend. ​ It’s a throng of Lycra and neoprene clad, multi sized bodies to a sound track of excited chatter, ...

Muddy Ayr

15. July 2017 outdoors, parkrun, run, video 0
Another Saturday morning another parkrun. This time after an early start I turned up at a muddy, drizzle spotted Ayr.               Puddles and mud aplenty. The Ayr event is held in the grounds of Rozelle House, a fine old building that houses art collections and those essential parkrun staples ...

Egged on at Eglinton

10. June 2017 outdoors, parkrun, run, video 0
This morning, the weather app informed me that it was going to be wet regardless of where I travelled to on my park run tourism quest. I decided therefore to venture to south west Scotland and the Eglinton parkrun, held near Irvine, in North Ayrshire. At another unknown, (to me) gem of a public space. ...

Edinburgh Half Marathon 2017

28. May 2017 outdoors, run, video 0
So I’m back home, I’ve refuelled, rehydrated (it was pretty hot) but I’m not quite refreshed – that’ll be a wee while yet. Now I reflect. Although my body objected to getting up early for the 8am start, organising the event with an early start was a wise move. Not only did it allow two ...

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 ...

Southwark parkrun 4/3/17

04. March 2017 image, outdoors, parkrun, run, video 0
I found myself in London for work purposes today. I was taking part in the #ourNHS march and rally. Politics over but that’s what the mention in the video was referencing. So there I was and I decided to squeeze in a parkrun along with my compadre Dave before work began. Southwark parkrun was picked ...