Swindon a lovely day for a run

No photos today but I just wanted to make a comment on how friendly everybody was on my run yesterday.

It was sat morning and the weather was just perfect for a run or a bike ride. As I am competing in the Swindon Half Marathon in two weeks time I thought I would go out and run the course again. Firstly the weather was bright and sunny and clear which made the views up on the downs absolutely stunning. It was an absolute joy to be up there. Secondly and I dont know if it was because of the weather, fall out from the Olympics or what but everybody smiled or said hello or at least acknowledged me as I was running. Cyclists and runners all saying hello. Now I have been a runner, cyclist, triathlete on and off for 40 years and I have to say it hasnt always been like that. I have lived and worked in many places around the world and ran in most of them. Not everybody is that friendly, in fact in Saudi I have had rocks thrown at me, cars swerve to run me over and in one case one of the other runners got shot at and took a round in his leg!!!! So, it was an absolute pleasure to run around Swindon with happy people on such a lovely sunny day.

 

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