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Holiday diary - Run 4 a surprise destination!

Today I was in Dorset visiting family members so another opportunity to run in a different place. It was a misty, damp and humid start to the day. I set off from the hotel along the cycle path around the bay. The path was parallel to a busy road with folk rushing to work. I was overtaken by folk on bikes, other runners too, but I was happy with my steady pace. The path continued around the bay (swans, ducks and seagulls to watch), went over a bridge and past some fields with lovely cattle munching the dew soaked grass. Next the track went through a forested area which suddenly opened out into a large grassy area and a country house! (see photo). What a surprise! It is years since I visited this country park and never as a runner or via this route. It is amazing how running opens up opportunities to explore and experience our surroundings in a different way. What a joy. I jogged past the house and returned to the cycle track a different way, retracing my steps back to the hotel. 10k! I haven't run that distance since April πŸ˜„ Legs felt rather tired near the end but I did it!

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Great work Sue..10k today 😊 ..you are clocking up some miles...πŸ’ͺ

Another great picture, haunting with the mist.. happy running.x

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Thank you very much Jan (you are having a late night!). I am really enjoying my holiday running challenge of exploring new routes πŸ˜€

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Hubby watching the footie...bedtime now.😊x

Night night...

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😴 happy dreams of lovely runs!

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Simply beautiful!!! What an evocative photograph..!

A long run and a terrific time...blimey... go you :) Enjoy your break too :)

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Thanks Old floss, so pleased to run a longer distance again (knees complained a bit!). I am having a lovely time seeing family 😊 feeling relaxed

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What a lovely run! Well done on the 10k too :)

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Thank you, over the busy summer I was only managing 3/4k and was beginning to think I would never get to 10k again!

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If you're ever down this way again on a weekend you must come and join us at Upton House parkrun (www.parkrun.org.uk/uptonhouse). I'm probably biased as I'm a member of the core team and my wife is Event Director but it's a fabulous parkrun. One of our regular volunteers is a professional photographer so lots of great photos on our Facebook page!

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Well, well! Thanks for your reply πŸ˜€ I would love to try a Park Run but at home our nearest is 3 hours away! I thoroughly enjoyed my run around the park.

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Beautiful Sue! Very atmospheric and well done on the 10K again πŸ™‚

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Thanks, Princess 😊

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well done Sue! that looks pretty and nice to be somewhere new :)

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Thank you πŸ˜€ it was a delightful place to run

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Sounds like an absolutely lovely run! :)

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Yes, it was a great surprise to suddenly see the house!

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