heath parkun. So I did. Very gently and with a pair of high-grip trainers to ensure, this time, only my feet would make contact with the ground.
After the run, I noticed the trees were dotted with lots of birds. I'm not sure whether they were on their way to a warmer climate (apparently many head to South Africa for the winter - very sensible) or we were the warmer climate: some fly to us from Russia for our slightly 'balmier' weather. Which just goes to show, in the end, everything's relative.
(Stats: 5km (3.1 miles); 29.54; 9.38 minute/mile.)
(Pic: Tree dotted with resting birds and one healthy-sized pigeon that's just taking flight.)