Tuesday evening was Chris's last long run before his Taper week leading up to Liverpool marathon next weekend. As I seemed to have done plenty of his long runs with him I headed out on the last one. Chris had worked out a 5 mile loop which ended near his house, the plan was to do 3 laps. On a warm evening the first lap Went with no problems. On the second loop we passed most of our fellow NYMAC runners outside Stewart park. The third and final lap was tough and I struggled to complete the third lap, though I was overall pleased to get close to 14 miles.
After a few extra days rest after the long run I found myself heading to Sewerby hall Parkrun as we were staying in a local holiday park for a couple of nights. Set in the grounds of the hall this parkrun was a mixture of everything. The start line is exactly outside the front door of the hall and the first 3km heads out of the grounds towards the cliff edge above the beach and back again, on a warm morning the breeze was most welcome at this point although I can't imagine its very nice in the winter! After a run around the local cricket pitch we headed back into the grounds through the courtyards where it suddenly became a trail run through woodlands, down and up steps into narrow paths before heading back to the hall for the finish. Highly recommend this parkrun if your ever staying locally especially on a good weather day.