parkrun on tour

parkrun on tour

Had a special outing at this weeks parkrun, as it couldn't be held at usual venue.

Went to Hope beach, with the start and finish actually on the sand. 

Then it was a lovely flat run along the revetment to Sandown pier and back. 

Bit breezy, but we were lucky as the rain held off.

I enjoyed running somewhere different for a change, and the time flew by as I was distracted by all the different things to look at along the way. 

Past rows of coloured beach huts, kite surfers making the most of the wind and waves, and dogs playing on the beach. 

I felt really comfortable with my running pace, and got a new pb - so great start to my Easter break!

Enjoy your long weekend 😀

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  • Well done! Thought of you all when I started work! Looks like fun, I love running down there!might go down there for a late one today.  Congratulations  on the pb!😊

  • Thanks Ali, hope you got a nice run in, and didn't get blown away 💨💨💨

  • Looks like a lovely place to run - well done on your PB too

  • Thanks Jeley, I'm still basking in the good feeling from Saturday 😀

  • l learnt to swim on hope beach as its fairly level when tide is between low and high. Warm summer evenings when I was in the boy scouts.

    The revetment wasn't there in my days on the island but I would love to run along it now.

  • I'd definitely like to run there again, especially when the weather's better! When I was little I used to go to Totland beach and swim in the evenings with my Dad - happy memories 😀 I'll have to go and check out the sea wall between Totland and Colwell, they had landslip there a while ago, but I think they've opened it up again now. Love living here, and it's great that running is another way of exploring the countryside. Guess from your name you used to live over here?

  • Yes born in Sandown, moved to Shanklin when I was 1, lived there until I married when we lived at Wootten Bridge, moved to the mainland because of a career move in 1976. We used to go to the Island for holidays when my 2 sons were little, staying at either my parents or my wife's parents sadly they are no longer with us but I still have 2 sisters with family living on the Island so do pop back occasionally.

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