Published Wednesday 27 January 2016 at 10:56
Sally Hupfield-Smith provides this week’s parkrun update
I was lucky enough to get some time off from being a Run Director this Saturday and donned my running shoes to tackle The Beast for the first time. What a course! With my trusty hound, Todd next to me we set off near the back to avoid Todd getting trampled by the hundreds of feet charging off at the start…. he only has little legs!
I really enjoyed the run, the woods were beautiful and its much more fun to be off boring Tarmac. I can’t wait for spring when the bluebells will be flowering, the route will be stunning then.
Up through the college and into the woods, it was a bit slippery underfoot but luckily I was wearing trail shoes so was quite confident I wouldn’t be a faller this week….believe me, I can fall over thin air!
Second time round and legs were tired now, I’m not ashamed to admit I walked the hill through the woods and was nearly on my knees by the time I reached Janet marshalling at the sunken garden, but her wonderful encouragement kept me going and then it was virtually downhill most of the way to the finish. This is the best thing about parkrun, it doesn’t matter if you have to walk, what does matter is you’ve got off your backside and done it!
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