Ireland day 1011. Friday 05 July 2024- Sports Day

Ireland day 1011. Friday 05 July 2024- Sports Day
Today’s summary Spent the morning contemplating the UK general election results then the rest of the day was fairly low key. I went on a run and Val went on a bike ride in the afternoon, and most of the rest of the day was spent watching Wimbledon on TV then the final episode of The Wire season 2.
Today’s weather Mild and bright with some sun. Rain later in the evening. Light westerly wind. Appx 16c
Today’s overview location
(The green mark shows the location of my route)
Close-up location
(The orange line shows where I walked and ran)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Sports Day Walk Run Walk

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

For family and friends over in the UK, last night was significant, as the first new government in 14 years was elected. It was a curious result, which became increasingly evident after a morning spent analysing the details. Anyway, good luck to the new incumbents.

Politics aside, we had an enjoyably low key day in Malahide today. First of all, I got our resident Brompton bike unfolded and cleaned up, ready for Val to put on a short ride. She actually got as far as Baldoyle, after calling in at the Museum first, for a catch up with colleagues.

Meanwhile, I pulled on my running gear and headed out to complete the same “walk-run-walk” circuit up Paddy’s Hill that I’ve done a couple of times already. This time I added on an extra loop round the demesne, just to bring up the total distance a little. I’d really like to do more running but because it puts at least three times as much pressure on your hips as walking, I need to be careful. I don’t want my implants to become loose.

So it was quite a sporty day all round, and all the more enjoyable for it. The rest of the afternoon we watched some tennis from Wimbledon then caught up on the final episode of the current series of “The Wire”.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Trusty steed ready to bear Val on her way Walking to the bottom of Paddy’s Hill before the run up – the view over to Lambay Island
The stage is set for Nicki Minaj’s appearance tomorrow Wimbledon in full swing in our apartment!
Gasping for breath at the top of Paddy’s Hill
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 9792 m
Max elevation: 53 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 139 m
Total descent: -139 m
Total time: 01:41:31
Download file: Walk-run-walk-again-compressed-corrected.gpx

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