Jan 15 – Kingshurst

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Another easy start with the usual two miler from Saltley.

After work, I followed the Grand Union canal through Bordesley before leaving the canal at Small Heath, next to The Ackers Centre.

From this point, I followed the River Cole crossing the Coventry Road near Asda. The path hugged the side of the Cole all the way to Stetchford.

A noisy road crossing had to be endured before returning to the relative tranquility of the Cole which is named locally as the Kingfisher Cycle and Walkway. 

Three miles further along, I had arrived at Babbs Mill on the edge of Kingshurst where I passed the floodlights of the temporary ground of the Old Saltleians Rugby Club (see earlier post).

A further mile through Yorkswood and Kingshurst shopping centre brought me to my daughters house where my other half was waiting to whisk me home.

9.17 miles at an average of 14:20 per mile bringing the annual total up to 106 miles. My first 100 – a tenth of the way to my 1000.

Back home I filled in the tracker and coloured in Hamshire.

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