Daughter and I did Race for Life yesterday. Bit of a minor panic in the morning when the box of safety pins wasn't in the place I usually keep it. So husband, off for the Sunday paper, said he'd try the newsagents. He came back with a box, saying 'I thought you'd like the gold ones' - and it was a box of.... paper clips!
Anyway, I had anther hunt round and did find the box of safety pins after that. They also had them at the registration desk at the race!
Getting to the park was easy though there was a queue to park - lots of space. The park was indeed massive - large open green spaces and a wooded section - more of which later.
Daughter hadn't slept well and had driven a lot on Saturday so she decided to do 5k as well - which was lovely as we did it togther. The atmosphere was great, a large crowd all in great spirits. It was quite hot, thankfully not sunny, but overcast & humid.
We started off at a faster pace than I would normally run, carried along by the general enthusiasm. To my surprise, there were 3 hilly sections up into the woodland and back again. I had to walk those, with daughter jogging on the spot saying 'I don't do hills slowly' (I do love her, though).
By the end I was hot, sticky and tired. I did manage a 'sprint' finish, driven on by my daughter.
My time? 37.11 which I'm really pleased with, given the hot weather and the hills. And between us we have so far raised over £400 for Cancer Research UK - our target was £150 so we are super pleased!