Enjoy your running

Enjoy your running

Haven't posted for a while but I still read the posts to keep abreast of what's going on. It great to see so many taking up the challenge and graduating, I know it can be difficult at times but persevere and you can do it! I never started until I retired and wish now that I started earlier, I'm not fast and never will be but I enjoy the different routes and scenery and I enjoy it! 😎

Life and training for events has held me back from posting, poor excuse I know but I am interested in how people are doing and this is a good site for getting advice. Since I graduated I have entered numerous local events, completed my first half marathon in Sept and about to run the Great South Run for the third year.

I've encouraged my grandson to take the challenge and he has now completed 12 parkruns and running the GSR with me on Oct 22. I don't think I'll be able to keep up with him as his legs are a bit livelier than mine, but I will finish. Its a great atmosphere at events and a chance to meet up with runners who have started from C25K. 😎

If anyone on here is also running the GSR and would like to meet up and say hello, we usually meet in the family meeting area under the letter 'C' about 10am or at the beer bus when you've finished the run. It's good to have a chat and a pint! πŸ‘ Hope to meet some of you on the day! The pic is of me and the grandson, running for the Royal British Legion.

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  • How marvellous you both are running. I am envious of your gsr coming up. I trained for 10 miles ready for the gsr but life has got in the way and I don't have a running partner anymore. Annoyingly I have hit 10 miles in training but am having trainer issues with both old and new. Another new pair is ready and waiting in the box, I am hoping these will be great! Anyway, enjoy the gsr and I look forward to hearing all about it , although slightly obviously!!

  • Thank you, I hope you are soon back out there enjoying the freedom of running. Maybe see you at next years GSR!

  • Hi Frank! Lovely photo and great that you are still running with your grandson - enjoy the GSR next week!πŸ˜€ I would love to have run it again but have only just hit 10k after a summer on the injury couch. Next year, hopefully! I think there are a couple of folk on here who may be running it. Good luck, enjoy and let us all know how you get on. πŸ™‚

  • Thanks Sandra, hope the IC is a distant memory. Keep up the good work and maybe next year! 😎

  • Lovely post and picture. Always love to hear from those who have gone before me, it inspires faith that this newly acquired habit can be a long term change in my life :)

    Great that you inspired the grandson too, That really is a great gift to pass on!

    I'm not up to running races and I am up north. Hope you hitch up with some buddies :)

  • Thank you and it can be a very enjoyable habit. You don't have to be some kind of speed machine to take part, a steady run/walk is ok, the experience and friendliness I've found is just great. Keep up the good work and enjoy yourself.

  • Lovely photo, Frank, and nice to hear from you again :) How great that your grandson is now running thanks to you! Have a wonderful time at the GSR :)

  • What lovely memories you are creating Frank. Your grandson will cherish them.

    Lovely photo and good luck with the GSR πŸ™‚

  • Hi Frank. I am doing GSR along with several other family members. Good luck for the day.

  • Thanks, I hope you and your family also have a great day! Maybe we’ll see each other and say hello, I’ll keep my eyes peeled!

  • Hey Frank! Well done and how can you say you're not fast! You are a racing snake! Boz, Paul and i will see you either before or after, I have you text no too! Apparently weather not looking so good this year but we'll be ok!😊

  • Yes we can go for a beer after. 😊

  • Just remember that home straight into the wind is only the same as doing the return leg of Southsea parkrun. But a bit of a shocker in this weekend's weather forecast.

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