Join me on my treadmill virtual run doing the Blaydon Race! The run follows the course described in the folk song "Blaydon Races" by Geordie Ridley from 1862. Often sung at St. James' Park home of Newcastle United Football Club.
We will see:
00:35 Away we went 'lang Collin'wood Street, that's on the road to Blaydon
01:34 Ah me lads, ye shudda seen us gannin',
03:42 We pass'd the foaks alang the road just as they wor stannin';
03:56 Thor wis lots o' lads an' lassies there, aal wi' smiling faces,
08:46 Gannin' alang the Scotswood Road, to see the Blaydon Races.
24:52 We flew past Airmstrang's factory
28:10 We flew across the Chain Bridge reet into Blaydon toon,
35:15 Drum band - Bangshees
41:16 Finishing straight
Number of other runners/joggers spotted: 4700
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