Last weekend (22 September to 26 September 2023) saw the Redway Runners Autumn trip to Gdansk on the Baltic coast of Poland for the Gdansk parkrun on the Saturday and the Half or 5K Garmin events on the Sunday.
We had a great trip with 17 travelling, not sure what treat the city had in store for us, we were not to be disappointed, with the second World War history in Westerpointte, Sopat and the lovely beach resort, the old town and towers, the solidarity museum and the dockyards.
So tonight this happened!! As we walked to the Pub Red Light, we stopped on the bridge to get a group photo, asked a couple on the bridge if we took a photo of them, would they take our photo, well as took the photo he dropped to his knee, pulled out the ring and proposed!! Lots of smiles, tears – she said YES.
Never got our photo, but got one in the Red Light pub instead.
Day 2 of the Redway Runners club trip to Gdansk in Poland a lovely sunny day and we made a trip to Westerplatte.
It is famous for the Battle of Westerplatte, which was the first clash between Polish and German forces during the invasion of Poland and thus the beginning and the first battle of World War II. The battle was expected to last a couple of hours, but they held out for seven days. A very poignant site.
Day 3 of the Redway Runners club trip to Gdansk.
Day 4 of Redway Runners club trip today and it was the day of the races with nine taking part in the Garmin Gdansk half marathon and five in the 5k.
This time they went to Sheila for going the extra mile at parkrun, yes she went wrong and got bonus distance!!
Then to Karen who AGAIN ran her last ever half marathon.
Some of the group started the return journey, and the remining group had the last night at the Red Light bar before returning on the Tuesday
A club classic trip, Gdansk was an amazing city, with lots of history and plenty to keep you busy, good food and drink and all at reasonable prices
Lots more photos on the Redway Runners Facebook page
Gdansk parkrun in Poland for event 533
Saturday 23 September 2023 saw 132 finishers with 16 from the club taking part, the route is two laps around the Park Reagana (named after Ronald Reagan).
A very friendly parkrun and they presented the 500 runners with Diplomas, which was a lovely touch.
Well done all and thanks to all the volunteers