The Go Veggie parkrun presence continues apace with numerous representation up and down the country. The last couple of weeks' main protagonists have been Vin L, Mick W, Mark M, Steve W and Emma S; with appearances at venues as far and wide as: Millfield, Exmouth, Colwick, Whinlatter Forest, Nostell Priory, Frickley Park, Rotherham, Longrun Meadow and Clumber Park.
It bears repeating that 'representing' in parkruns is very probably one of THE best ways to passively promote vegetarianism. Cap doffed to all those taking part.
Steve, Britta and Albert
Moving ever-closer to his main goal of competing with race-partner Britta in the Gower SwimRun, Steve (pic) recently included the short-course version of the Great North Swimrun around the top end of Windermere as part of his preparation. Stages for this event totalled 10.8km of running and 1.8km of swimming. Damp, drizzly weather and a slight chop on the lake were better than the forecasts for high winds and driving rain, but still meant that fighting off chills was a major factor, especially where the Brathay and Rothay rivers enter the Lake. Battling fatigue and cold, Steve reports having to “have a word with myself” before the final 700m swim stage. It worked; he finished in the top half of the 200+ field overall.