As a youngster, I would get home from School, get changed and go out to play with my pals.
Now I'm older, I get home from work, get changed and go out to play with my pals, but now I call it training.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Shopping trolley weather

Most days I take the dog to the River Eden. this means I note how low or high the water level is and for a long while it has been very low indeed. So much so that the well buried shopping trolley has emerged from  the icy depths and once again stands proud of the murky water that for much of the year hide it's mystery.

It doesn't appear every year but when it does there is much interest from the press and tourists alike as the usual hotspots such as the Castle and Cathedral are shunned in favour of the renowned "Eden Trolley.'

Little is known about the trolleys origins. Some say it's a Tesco modern, others are staunchly in the Kwik-Save circa 1972 camp. Having had the privileged opportunity to examine the trolley on many occasions when the hordes have gone home on their bus trips from Wales, Yorkshire, even the South Coast, I can report with authority that it is a post 1983 design (as there is a pound coin sill in the slot).

I believe there is a trolley appeal with donations taken in many local pubs and cafes as well as an online option, so one day the trolley will no doubt be raised from the river bed and find a new home in Tullie House.

For now though it remains in its resting place which I personally believe it should  remain forever as testament to this great City and it's pissed up students.

5 easy miles last night. Untimed. I don't like to do so little for two days in a row but it's the 10k race tonight so I had no choice really if I am to race well.

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