So, as far as I can work out from the First Ministers briefing today nowt has changed but despite the disappointment of today's announcement there is light at the end of the tunnel (and no, it's not a train) We might get a Krunce race done some time in the summer!
I think I am right in saying that you can still meet one other person for a run. After xmas there were a couple of whatsapp groups for this so Cosmics could run in company if they want - if this is still going could you let me know the contact mobile numbers and i will put them on the next update for any lonely Cosmics to buddy up for a run.
So Cosmics, its still a case of virtual challenges for the next few weeks - I am not going to put any more challenges out there as i am sensing a bit of lockdown challenge fatigue but we still have three challenges in progress (if you can be bothered).
No 1 - Ewens challenge
No 2 - for the Out of town Cosmics - the Deeside runners checkpoint challenge
No 3 - Mikes Aberdeen watery challenge - visit the following places and post your creative photos and selfies on the Cosmics facebook page
- Loriston Loch - Bird Hide & Seek
- Kincorth Hill - Frog Pond - approx 400m NE of Trig Point - Path intersection with Notice Board
- Ruthrieston Pack-Horse Bridge - no horses allowed
- Banchory-Devenick House - an old and lost Dee bridge (North Side) - looking for a good selfie-pose here
- Allen Park Pond from the Deep Lagoon
- Rubislaw Quarry - view of new jetty (external photo accepted - no access)
- Walker Dam “Busters” - extra points if you get picture of an otter or other furry animal
- Johnson Park - Japanese Falls - kimonos or other national dress optional
- Hutton Institute - Medusa's Pond - try and get your head around this one...
- Beans Hill/South Last (Rotten O’Gairn ) - new '5Star Swan Hotel' (pond) - swan lake impressions gain kudos
- The source of the Bucks Burn… don't advise bathing or drinking from it!
- Bucksburn House Dam -
I am not sure what to do about the Cosmics winter challenge yet. I might just let it quietly die off unless anyone is desperate for it to continue? So far Katie is the series leader with 2 runs completed.
Would anyone be interested in a virtual Cosmics social? Maybe a curry night? Drown your sorrows in beer? Let me know what you think!
Some interesting stuff
A recording of a live online Earth Talk with ultrarunner and adventurer Lizzy Hawker, for the story of her journey along the Great Himalaya Trail. Beautiful, rough, hard and unforgettable: 35 days and 1000 miles on foot alone across the Nepal Himalaya. Lizzy says: b