Wednesday was a great day to get out for a run. It was still a bit chilly, but the skies were blue and the sun was shining. After the gloom of the prolonged spell of rain, wind, and the damp cold, a little bit of sunshine goes a long way to lift the spirits. More importantly, it provides that extra incentive to escape the gym and get out into the open air. I cannot stand running on treadmills - for me they are like Kryptonite - I can feel the energy seep out of me almost as soon as I get on, and my stamina falls away to zero.
occasionally take photos with my phone.
|All Saints Church|
Starting from the centre of Newcastle, my 5.5 mile route took me across the Tyne Bridge towards Gateshead and heading for the Sage.
At the back of the Sage is a youth music project called CoMusica based in the arches of the railway bridge, which has now become the space for grafitti since the previous ComUsica graffitti wall was demolished (http://tnovumcastellum.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/sir-bobby-graffiti-wall-demolished.html).
Then I dropped down on to Baltic Square to cross back into Newcastle via the Millenium Bridge.
Heading east along the quayside towards the Ouseburn, I decided to mount the wooden staircase to get on to City Road so I could get across town to the Town Moor.
On City Road, I spotted a new apartment development which is being built on the the site of the demolished Tyne Tees TV studios - specifically Studio 5 where they used to film The Tube. This is now thew site of a shiny new multi-coloured apartment block with a test-card logo. Next door, they are building more apartments called "Tube Court". Finally I reached the vast open space of the Town Moor via Brandling and Exhibition Parks before heading back into town.