Parkrun has been a staple Saturday morning activity for me for a couple of years now. For non-runners, it is a timed 5k run that is held in parks around the UK, Ireland and across the world. It brings together top athletes who finish in 15-17 minutes with those who will walk the course in 50 minutes. Each parkrun is organised by a group of solid volunteers – without these people, there would be no parkrun.
The Crumlin Road Gaol Attraction and Conference Centre was opened on November 2012. Two and a half years on and I still hadn’t been on a tour (I did attend the Spooktacular in 2013). So, one sunny Tuesday morning, Mum arrived in Belfast and wanted to explore somewhere new. It wasn’t long before we decided to book a tour for ‘the Crum’.
Last week, I wrote about how Tall Ships fever had taken over Northern Ireland. Game of Thrones fever has been thriving in Northern Ireland since the HBO series premiered in 2011. For those who are not aware, a lot of the series is filmed in NI, with locations such as the north coast and Castle Ward as well as Titanic Studios.