The next morning I made an early departure to head for Morecambe Prom parkrun, one I hadn’t visited before; Dad said goodbye and would be gone by the time I returned later. My legs felt good and on the completely flat course I put in a good performance and ran the fastest I’d done for 10 months.
Saturday – Whitbarrow and Lord’s Seat
I returned from Morecambe and stopped off at Mill Side just off the A590 for a walk which wouldn’t be too demanding but should still be a great outing.
Sunday – Lancaster Canal run
Continuing to work towards the Boston Marathon on 19 April, Sundays are long run days. While I would have liked to have taken advantage of the good weather to go for a fell walk, if I’m committing to the marathon then that has to be my focus. In my plan, I’m deliberately aiming to make the long Sunday runs as varied as possible in terms of location, not running the same route twice. With a flat marathon in Boston, my Sunday runs are also generally flat. Where can you do a long flat run in Cumbria? Possibly somewhere on the coastal plain, but I’d decided on the Lancaster Canal. I drove to Carnforth and from there got the train to Lancaster, with a run back.
Sunday – Mearness Point
On my way back from the Lancaster Canal run, I stopped for an exploration on the far side of the River Leven at Greenodd. I can dimly recall the derelict railway bridge across the river here, long ago removed, and for many, many years I’ve driven past the slim footbridge here and fancied crossing it, but never quite got around to it.