This morning I travelled with my 10 year old Son to a new inaugural parkrun in Virginia, Co. Cavan in Ireland. The course was in a beautiful forest with views of a lake.
I have never been to an inaugural parkrun before. It was the perfect way to celebrate my 50th parkrun as the atmosphere was magical. There were parkrun tourists everywhere with so many parkrun T-Shirts being proudly worn. I met up before the run with a group from my local parkrun. It was so lovely to meet them.
After some speeches at the start line the parkrun started and off we went with 260 other runners. I just wanted to enjoy the run and not push too hard. My Son Oisin and I stuck together and ran the beautiful forest trail course in a time of 28:45.
Afterwards we met up with loads of parkrun tourists and chatted for ages. It really was an electric atmosphere. My son was buzzing. We then met our friends and went for a coffee in the local Rugby club where I celebrated my 50th parkrun.
All from a C25K app on my phone.
(I’m the guy in the Apricot T-Shirt)