After being bribed over the holidays by my teenage son into playing twister in exchange for him finally coming to a parkrun, I thought I would have to drag him out of his bed this morning. But no, after reassuring him that I would run with him, he came sleepily willingly!
He set off at a sensible but decent pace and managed to maintain it well throughout, with a nice little sprint finish to boot! He's quite a fit lad but I wasn't sure if he would manage the whole course without walking at all! He showed true grit and ran great... Really really proud of him, and it was fab to have his company! All in a great first time of 33:21! And 1st in his age cat.
As a double surprise and bonus, mrs wiggy came to her first parkrun too! She's quite a fit lady but suffers with some joint pain sometimes and doesn't run distances generally but swims and walks for miles! At 38:33 and finishing with a last minute surge and a great big smile, we were on a bit of a high..... So we headed to the local for a full english treat!
Wonderful happy start to my parkrun year.... And I reckon that they'll be back for more! Runs, not breakfasts!!!
Happy running weekend everyone! 😁