Before we went to Cornwall I had checked out the nearest Parkrun and discovered it was at Lanhydrock. I persuaded my brother to pack his running gear so that my son had someone fast to run with! We all got up bright and early and drove the 30 minutes from our holiday accommodation to join in with what turned out to be a record breaking Parkrun for the location:
It was a lovely route and for a section of it I ran alongside a regular. Then my stinking cold stopped me breathing through my nose so I had to walk a while through the woods:
There were a few photographers around and they caught us all on camera:
My daughter met me near the finish and ran with me after I had recovered the long up hill! Not my finest 5k to date but my son was 3rd in the under 10 boys category. We had to recover with cake in the cafe before looking around the house and garden.
There was one of the National Trust's Easter Egg Hunts which had three children dashing around the garden to solve the clues:
Then we headed into the house to investigate how the Victorians had rebuilt the house after the fire of 1881. The rooms have been mocked up to show what life was like back then:
The children did another trail hunting for eggs around the house. This was harder than it first looked!
I liked the way they had included facts on pie cases and in embroidery:
The one bit of the Jacobean house that survived is the amazing gallery:
I would love to go back and explore at my own pace, oh and do the Parkrun without a cold!