Dawn Chorus

24 Hour AsdaI love to run through the dawn, setting off while it is dark and returning in daylight.  Unfortunately, it is still too dark in the mornings at 5 – 6 AM to do that at the moment and I have to be satisfied with pitch black!

Boy it was dark this morning.  The streetlights hadn’t been turned on and if it wasn’t for my head torch, I would have found great difficulty navigating the light-industrial area between Dunston and the Metro Centre.  The chorus that greeted me as I enjoyed the otherwise quiet and deserted streets was not birdsong but the characteristic bleep, bleep, bleep of trucks reversing.  I thought this was very evocative of this urban man-made environment and it also showed that at 5:50 AM, when not even the dog walkers were about, the chorus of industry was showing our modern world awakaning.  The 24 hour Asda of course was already awake and I popped in for a few things at the end of the run.

When I go running first thing in the morning, I do see what seems like a different world and I am really looking forward to running through the dawn soon!


Author: MarathonMannUK

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, Retired IT Solutions Architect, Distance Runner with Rothwell Harriers. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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