Humph! Back up today, which is a bit annoying.
This morning, I actually got it together to get out early enough to get to the Tyne Bridge to watch something like 54,000 people take part in the Great North Run. You get an impressive mixture of world-class athletes, serious runners, not-so-serious runners, people who are just doing the best they can, people who manage to run in large, heavy and hot looking costumes, and coming up at the rear, this guy, who seriously impressed me:
Yes, that is actual metal armour he’s wearing, not lightweight plastic or fiberglass or anything like that – you could hear it clanking.
And of course, there was the usual flypast from the Red Arrows, in their “Missing Man” formation, following the loss of Jon Egging last month.
Once the runners, walkers and indeed clankers had passed, I walked over the Tyne Bridge towards Newcastle, when I suddenly realised that the traffic was still diverted, and that walking into the road was actually perfectly safe and legal, which allowed me to get this picture:
After that, I walked down to the Quayside, where I saw the Millennium Bridge was open
I then started to walk towards the Spillers Flour Mill, intending to get some pictures there, then continue my walk up the Ouseburn. But at that point it started to rain quite heavily, so I decided to leave that for another day. I got a bus into Newcastle, and found that the rain had stopped, mutter. But I went home anyway, as it looks like there are going to be intermittent showers all day.
Today’s walk, according to Runkeeper. The Garmin wossname must have decided not to bother restarting after I’d been in the same place for about an hour…