And it came to pass, that on the third day, Vauxhall said onto the man, “Your car is ready for collection”. After spending the best part of three days to fix some warning lights on my car, the garage finally fixed the problem.

After work I had to make my way to the garage near Star City. I decided to walk through Nechells traversing a few new roads and adding more red lines to my Walk Brum map (LINK).

I walked alongside the ring road marvelling at the length of time it took an ambulance to get through the traffic even with lights

I walked through Duddeston to Nechalls Parkway passing this ‘modern’ statue. Called Youth, this Harry Seagar statue was unveiled in 1959 and is obviously influenced by Henry Moore. Apart from some graffiti the pony tailed girl has aged quite well.

The next bit of my walk was along some fairly grotty streets bedecked with factory both in and out of use.

After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing I ended up on Mount Street which became more residential the further along it I went.

At the end of Mount Street, at the cafe, I turned right, passing Star City (or as some call it, Star Shitty) and arrived at Vauxhall Lookers from where I picked up my car.

My journey added another three miles to my total and a mile and a bit of new Brum Streets added.

Back home, I started to get my stuff ready for tomorrow’s Charnwood Marathon…

  • GPX route on watch
  • GPX route on Garmin GPX62
  • Cereal Bars
  • Water Bottle
  • Backpack
  • etc. etc. etc.

Now I must get an early night for a 05:30 alarm call.


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