Well here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write; I have been having so much fun running this week B-)
I have spent the week on holiday in Northern Ireland, my first ever trip there and my family and I had a blast. I managed 3 runs during our stay and was a proper run-ourist or maybe a tourunner? Suffice to say, I saw lots while out running that I wouldn’t normally see.
We stayed in the small seaside town of Ballycastle in Co. Antrim and for.the first 2 days the weather was truly awful with torrential, cold rain. Then the sun came out and it was beautiful!
My first run was in the early evening sun, a comfortable 8k that took me through the immaculate seafront gardens with playground, sculptures, fountain and lawns then through a mini golf course depicting Irish Legends and up a hill where I ran around the ruins of a medieval abbey.
Further on I rejoined the coast and ran next to the sea for 4kms in the company of numerous runners, walkers and cyclists.
Back down the hill, past the busy tennis courts and over to the marina where the colourful flags of at least 6 different nations flapped busily in the breeze.
It was heavenly and a run I won’t forget in a hurry.