Ceal xposting again - we must be getting into training.
That is a good set of music to look forward to. I really like Madam Butterfly- very poignant and expressive.
Carole King in concert - cool!! I thought she had gone off live performances with stage fright/fear so it will be very good to see her live. I still play Tapestry on a regular basis (another end bin CD pick up in am otorway service station!) and next time we are in London will go and see Beautiful
Columba apologies I missed your post. it slipped in just before my, usual, long one made longer by photos!! Glad you enjoyed your Norwegian experience - apart for the knee again! did the 10K start at midnight - please put a link up to your blog
Ceal sounded a perfectly good way to spend a birthday - hope you got some small, but exquisite, presents as well I have seen the lake at Llanberis and didn't fancy swimming in it!!! Well done to her for the position and prize money. I have stayed and walked on the beach at Angelesy - lovely spot.
We are pretty fortunate to have the Gardens close by - and of course RHS Harlow Carr is within easy walking distance as well, along with Betty's
I reckon Cameron tipped the wink to the EU to be really tough in negotiations so that the Brexiters crumble away.Odds on him being PM again within 12 months?? No more referendums though
Welshpoppy 35 miles is a good week - well done! Happy to see Wales progress in the Euros and equally happy to see England out after that abysmal performance. It has been clear for a couple of years that Rooney's legs have gone and we need a high energy pressing midfield & forwards. Think I will apply for the manager's job - or even a player's slot!!!
NZC Not surprising your other knee has flared up. Your body would be still trying to compensate for the operation and put additional load on your good side. Good to have a sympathico surgeon.
It was far better to concentrate on the England side who have just finished their rugby over the ditch - it was a good morning in the pub on Saturday - brunch, beer and England whopping Aussies in a hugely fluctuating game and end up with a 3-0 series win
Nothing wrong with Adele's voice - I have her latest CD on play in the car but her set at G'bury she probably used the f*** word more than 30 times in her bits between songs. No need at all.
Hash last night was 4.5 miles around the cathedral city of Ripon - one of my favourite running areas as its flat - only 20m of altitude in the whole distance
Got out early this morning before the rain came an did 50 min of run with only 1 min walk to start giving 5.33 miles (9:26m/m) with avHR 135 and a max of 153
I cunningly added a 1/2 mile onto the earlier flatish miles which meant that Hipps Hill was split over the last two miles and made the figures look better. The maxHR still betrays its presence! I also took a tumble trying to negotiate 3 youths pushing their bikes abreast on the path and blocking it up. Stepped on the mud to go past them and my leg slid away depositing me on the gravel path. Their words of no doubt genuine concern were cut short by my invective as I surveyed the areas of missing skin & blood on elbow and hand which I had managed to get down to break my fall and roll over . It was only later that I realised that it had not set my back or neural system off into spasm so I was a relieved TS
I have been watching Glastonbury on and off between football matches and it has been a pretty mediocre crop of performances - highlights were Jeff Lynne and the ELO in the Legends slot and ......not much else really other than potty mouthed Adele and the mud!!
NZC great to see you again However you don't need me to tell you that 4 to 12K+ was too much of a jump - your legs will be telling you that!! Post surgery, (I assume it was keyhole?) you do need to build up gradually as your muscles will be all over the place. Good 60's concert!!
Graham good to have you back too. I only ever went to N Ireland during the troubles and used to ride round in an armoured car with bodyguards!! Nice return to Parkrun for you
MIck aaahhh refugee status is the way to go Actually I thunk the Bresxiters have just realised what an impossible position they are in - Cameron may be back as PM with in 6 months!!
Jhn yes it's the next generations that I feel for particularly. 10K for you - stretching if a bit?
We had a brilliant experience on Saturday night. It is the start of the International Festival here and to celebrate the 50th anniversary it was kicked off with a display by Compagnie Carabosse in Valley Gardens of Hipps HIll fame, although only on the lower slopes. Basically they set the place on fire with a series of extraordinary sculptures and arrangements each one of which blazed with innumerable fires in containers of various sizes! It was a perfect evening for it - still air and we spent from 2130 to nearly midnight just walking through these amazing arrangements with a background of electronic music and strangely dressed characters orchestrating the flames. Wonderful atmosphere despite the crowds - very peaceful and tranquil and just a super evening. If you ever get the chance to go to one I would urge you to do so
just a few of the photos I took - don't know how they got past H&S issues!!