nineveh_uk (nineveh_uk) wrote,

July of Sport

No Commonwealth Games tickets for me - but fortunately success for Middle Sister* and Dad, so I will still be going to two excellent athletics sessions, including the final night. So I don't get the men's 10,000m or steeplechase, but I do get the relay finals, women's 5000m and pole vault, men's 1500m, and triple jump, 200m and 800m heats/semis, and a number of para-sport events.

That's the last weekend in July. The first weekend in July is equally exciting on a sporting front, as the Grand Depart of the Tour de France will be in Leeds with a loop into the Yorkshire Dales, ending in Harrogate. This means that it passes about 2 miles from my parents' house, as well as some particularly pretty Wharfedale scenery. Stage 2, Sheffield to York is less good: it is nearly 10 miles away*. Needless to say, I shall be getting on a crowded train Up North.

For those not acquainted with upper Wharfedale, which is not as sublime as the alps, but certainly picturesque, in a bones poking through the fragile earth sort of way, it looks in July like this.

*Once again confirming her position as one of the luckier people on the planet. As she is there, I can confidentally promise good results for England in those sessions - it worked for the UK at the Olympics.

**And lucky Harrogate gets it twice.
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