Monday, 26 July 2010

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside. Not barefoot in Tynemouth

You’d think with living in Dubai I’d be bored of beaches, but yesterday my best man and I jogged along the coast from Tynemouth to just before St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay and back. About 9 miles we think, certainly the furthest I’ve run since my injury. It was delightful. The tide was out so the beach was wide, the weather was perfect, and it was great seeing loads of people outside. Families together with sand-castles and picnics, people walking their dogs, footballers in pre-season training, everyone it seemed enjoying the day. And the air, full of the smells from seaweed to fish ‘n chips, was rejuvenating in itself. It was one of those runs I’ll think about when I’m back in Dubai and it’s too hot to go outside.

Photograph by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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  1. you're lucky I wasn't there - I would have ran the legs off you!!!

  2. Are you going to do the Dubai 10k in your vibrams?


  3. I'd love to, but I wouldn't consider it until I'm back up to running that type of distance on more forgiving surfaces. When it cools down I want to get back down to the beach and jog a mile or two. Will you join me?