Briefly debated whether to wimp out and repeat run 2, decided to go for it and do run 3.
Steady pace, couple of dog walkers, THEN I met my nemesis, the smiling toddler from hell, pushing her brick trolley round the park, the challenge was on.
I plodded on, ignoring my screaming hamstrings, counting in my head to the music and then, horror of horrors she smiled and laughed as I staggered past again, and again, wondering how many times the sweaty lady was going to say "bye bye" before she finally did.
Then I spotted what she was up to, her mother was taking shortcuts across the park !!!!
Anyway, you have to smile at them don't you, I didn't want to scare her by letting my true feelings of agony out. It's the local 5/10k race here tomorrow, I'll watch this year, next year I'll sign up for it.
Onwards and upwards, oh my aching legs though