I was hoping to go for a bike ride today while Felicity was at the university, but when I checked the weather forecast it showed there was a band of heavy rain due to arrive around mid-day. The possibility of ending up miles from civilisation wet and cold didn’t seem attractive, so I reluctantly decided to give it a miss. I didn’t want to spend the whole day indoors though, so I set out for a run soon after breakfast.
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My latest grandson Saul is almost five months old, but getting his extended family together in one place has taken a bit of time to organise. Felicity, Judith and I flew over to Brisbane on Friday morning, at the civilised time of 9.30am.
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Felicity and I ran the Auckland Half Marathon yesterday. She pushed more aggressively towards the front before the start, but I passed her just after the 1km mark. My finish time was 2:19:10 and hers was 3:09:15, which I think rather impressive considering she did almost no training at all! Continue reading 2012 Auckland Half Marathon
The footpath behind the trees on Albany Heights Rd is a great place to run. Recently, one section became completly impassable, due to the encroachment of cutty grass and gorse.
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I went down to the beach for a run this afternoon, and stopped for a look at the new sub-division. The developers have obviously spent a lot of money on planting up the stormwater ponds.
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On my run this afternoon I passed through the old Clemows orchard, down near Rosedale Rd. On the public reserve between the houses and the creek, there are dozens of old apple trees, where those in the know can get free fruit in season.
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Running through the Auckland domain today, I watched a train going into the tunnel at Parnell. Just to the left of the main portal is a smaller tunnel which has been blocked up with concrete blocks.
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