A Marathon of Another Kind – Abdn Beach
July 23, 2011
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On Thursday 21st July at 20:00 three of us set off on a run along the beach. We set off from the T-Junction between the Beach Boulevard and the Esplanade. From our starting point we headed north for a bit over 2Km until we got to the northerly end of the Esplanade, then headed back to the South end and returned to the starting point for a total distance of 6.4km. It was a really nice evening with the sun setting, not too warm and the beach itself was fairly quiet.
This evening – Saturday 23rd July we expanded to a group of five and set off at 19:30 along the same route. On both occassions we did the 6.4Km in about an hour. It was however much cooler than Thursdays run and the high winds made the northerly leg of the run that much harded (check out the photo below).
More photos of our runs will be available to see on our Flickr account (Flickr – Aberdeen Run).
Hopefully the size of the group will grow as time moves on. The age-old saying ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ is well known by many, if we can keep running every second day with a bit of luck we should be in much better shape than we are now for the coming semester (beginning Tue 27th Sept 2011). Our third run (Monday 25th July) went well, it had been raining up to a few minutes before we set out. It however remained dry for our run and turned out to be quite a nice evening.
Check out the events calendar https://rgucompsoc.wordpress.com/events-calendar/
The following link (http://www.pol.ac.uk/ntslf/tides/?port=0038) provides details on the tides. So we can pick out some times when it is suitable to run on the beach rather than the footpath. This particular site (http://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/Aberdeen-Scotland/tides/latest) provides a nice graphical display of the tides for the coming week, identifies sunrise/sunset as well as having a countdown clock to the next high and low tide.
Aberdeen Weather Forecast
BBC Weather Forecast (http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/14)
Met Office (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk)