Monday, 6 October 2014

Sunday Run

As usual we met at Swalwell Junior Football Club ready for a 9.30am start.  To be honest it has become a bit of a habit (and to easy a choice) to  follow an out and back route along the Derwent Walk.

9 arch bridge
Derwent Walk
 This Sunday we decided on a change of route, however.  Heading down alongside the River Derwent to the riverside path along the south bank of the Tyne to the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle and returning via the path along the north bank.

Dunston Staithes
from north bank
Having spent the previous evening at the Snods Edge Beer Festival I was feeling a little dull and heavy, but soon settled into a steady rhythm as we passed the new houses and Europe's largest wooden structure, Dunston Staithes.

Tyne and Swing Bridges
  I am not sure how it happened but we seemed to have a slight headwind, both as we headed east and again as we turned having crossed the Millennium Bridge and headed back west and threaded our way through the crowded Sunday Market on Newcastle Quayside.

  The previous evenings  activities started to catch up with me around about 9 miles and so it became a case of just coasting back to the car.  But still it was a useful and enjoyable 12 miles in the bank as I continue to slowly build up my weekly mileage again.

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