Ben Nevis sits cloaked in cloud the colour of charcoal as the Caledonian Sleeper jolts out of Fort William station. It’s one of those Scottish nights when you’re not sure if dusk fell or was pushed by the abominable weather.
As a parent, life suddenly becomes full of significant milestones, from your child's first smile to those wobbly initial steps and onto toilet-training, starting school and learning to ride a bike. What we don’t always realise is how important these markers are for us too, not just as points in the passage of time but often as periods of intense learning in the complex art of parenting. Baby travel provides plenty of opportunities for growth, both for you as a parent and for your infant in their development.
Free, and open to everyone, parkrun has gripped millions across the globe since its inception in 2004. So much so that every Saturday morning there are now some 250,000 people eagerly lined up to start their timed 5km run in more than 1700 different locations across 23 nations on five continents. There is even a growing contingent using these events as an excuse to travel the world. Will you soon be one of them?