So we are getting closer and closer to the end of Juneathon and the prospect of a well earned rest day. Just two days to go.
This morning I headed to Abbey Lawns to do some laps. It was a lovely sunny morning – a bit breezy – but perfect for a run.
Abbey Lawns is the hub of sports in Bourne, a glance around and you’ll see various different sports and clubs:
Bourne Town Football Club
Bourne Cricket Club
Bourne Lawn Tennis Club
Bourne Abbots Pétanque Club
Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool
Bourne Town Bowls Club
This morning was a cricket morning, it looked like some sort of cricket match/tournament was taking place. Loads of youngsters all swinging bats and lobbing balls.
Today’s run: loads of laps of Abbey Lawns. I did start counting them, but got slightly confused and totally lost count.
Each lap was roughly 400m so I’m thinking I did about 12-15 laps. As I ran round more and more cricketers and spectators were appearing. The grounds staff were out in force moving cricket nets, cutting grass and rolling the pitch.
On four separate occasions I spotted one of the staff scarpering after his hat that had been blown across the park.
My accompaniment on today’s run: ‘our’ George. A lovely album to run with on such a beautiful morning.
In other news…
Spotted a slightly confusing piece of bench graffiti. Far Bell End??
The thing with running every day for a month is that there are lots of little 3-milers. The sort of runs where you are just basically going for a run just to get it done. Therefore, sometimes, especially towards the end of the month, it can become a bit of a chore.
That is exactly how this morning’s run started. The plan was to do a little 3 mile bimble early doors just to get Juneathon’s run done.
As it happens it didn’t quite work out like that.
I set off before 9am to avoid the heat, no real idea of a direction. Heading out of town towards Northorpe, the nearest village. Then cut through the lanes to get back. Having completed 3 miles.
But I felt pretty good – although reasonably warm – much cooler than a late afternoon run. I was plugged into ‘Running Commentary’ podcast, was enjoying the episode, so decided to keep going.
I took in the sights at the Wellhead.
Slightly disappointed to find that whoever was having a kick about last night had just abandoned the ball in the river. It’s only about 18 inches deep – surely worth a paddle to get the ball back.
In other news…here is a pigeon trying to look cool.