The Explorer

Killingworth LakeI was going to title this post “what a difference a month makes”, comparing how I felt one month ago wondering when I would be able to get back running, to now, able to run 10 miles mid week.  However, since  this evening’s run was quite interesting, I thought I would write about exploring new areas instead.

When I stay anywhere away from home, I love to find running routes that let me explore the local area.  Tonight I am staying next to the Gosforth Park race course near Newcastle and my run took me around the towns of Killingworth and Gosforth.  There was quite a contrast; Killingworth had the feeling of being designed, which is hardly surprising since it is one of those new towns of the 1960s era – kind of a mini version of Milton Keynes.  I ran around a road that circumnavigated the Town Centre and ended up crossing a lake, which was quite nice (shown in the photo).

Gosforth on the other hand is a classic suburb town connected to the City of Newcastle.  Lots of different types of architecture and much more of a hustle and bustle (together with the traffic which wasn’t so welcome).

As for me, I was glad of some variety in my running and the fact that I was able to run a steady 10 miles mid week without trouble, building my mileage to 66 for the month.

I’m quite happy with that!

“See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.”

Isaiah 43:19New International Version – UK (NIVUK)





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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