Well our parkrun has now moved to Appley in Ryde for a few weeks while IOW festival is on and various other events!OH and i weren't sure where to park, so went for a road 5 mins away and thought we would benefit from the warm up walk! On the way over i tempted fate by saying the forecast was wrong- no rain here! OOPS! half way through our walk we were drenched, with thunder and lightening looking dramatic over the seafront, and sadly we were actually early for a change, so we kind of sheltered under some trees with a few other mad people. Typically, there is a free car park at the venue, we should have researched better i feel! But in its own way it was quite comical!
Suddenly a lot of people arrived, we actually had 105 attendees! we must be made of hardy stuff on the IOW! My friend Tracy arrived, she had done the new route a few times previously, and described several hills which didn't sound like fun! Anyway luckily the rain did mostly stop, and all in all it was a good run, nice to try a new route and run along the seafront by Appley tower and through the park. Passed a lovely coffee shop which smelt very inviting, but on we ploughed! Tracy was getting annoyed with her husband and son who were taking it easy today( they are usually in the top 20 around 20 mins ish but were tagging with us today as he has a HM tomorrow on the IOW , and her son has an athletics meeting on same day) They WERE being encouraging but Tracy DIDN'T like having a personal trainer so told them to SHUT UP and go ahead!!! the last 2 k involved a steep little hill and i was puffing well towards the end. My finish time was 34 mins dead, PB is 31.16 but on a much flatter course so not so bad OH 23 mins again, hes just showing off now!! Felt my right knee give out a little 3 times or so in the last K , managed a little speed up at the end, but just thought it was a twinge, never has knee trouble running before so i'm a bit worried that its really stiffened up and hurts now and i'm a bit hobbly! Any tips for sore knees? its on the inside of leg on the side of kneecap, maybe a pulled muscle? Sending OH down Morrisons for some frozen peas! Reckon i'm allergic to hills, had a nasty one on Tuesday night running club too!
Just had a text from my brother, he did Greenwich parkrun for the first time in ages with his daughter and dog, and did it in 26.5 mins, i have some catching up to do!!
Oh well, see what tomorrow brings!
HAPPY RUNNING WEEKEND EVERYONE!