New York -part four

The final part…..

Central Park

Obviously the aim was to run to Central Park, but the sub zero temperature put pay to that. Instead we got a cycle carriage ride around the various well known spots that have featured in many films

Memorial to John Lennon, shot near by

Ice Rink sponsored by Mr Trump

Love this!

Looking across the icy water to the building that featured in Ghostbusters


I would have loved to explore more but it was very cold. What’s not to like about a park that has running lanes! 

This brought to an end our brief, hectic stay in the Big Apple. Just a taster, so much to go back to do. Here is a brief summary in case you are thinking of going

  • It’s cold
  • The subway stations are hard to spot
  • It’s quiet till mid afternoon, with evenings being the busiest
  • Eating out is not cheap
  • Cars sound their horns all the time
  • Tourist signs do not exist, or if they do they are well hidden, so take a map.
  • The lights are amazing and on all day
  • Take comfy shoes, you will walk miles
  • Take the subway, it’s easy-get the app, it will take you from your location to any destination
  • Take a tissue if you visit 9/11 Memorial


About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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2 Responses to New York -part four

  1. A park with running lanes? That sounds really good. Sounds like you two had the bestest time!

  2. mawil1 says:

    It sounds to me like you need to visit again one summer so that you can run around Central Park!

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