Still riding the wave of W1R2 achievement and found myself pondering.
Why didn't they teach us to run this way when I was at secondary school (a few years ago now, recently turned 36). It seems like the ideal way of sneaking running up on kids. Instead we were just shoved out on the field and told to get on with it. Either running laps of the pitch before rugby/football, or worse the dreaded 1500 metres!
That was fine for those of an athletic persuasion, you know they sort - the ones who'd smugly lap you whilst you're panting your little lungs out, feeling properly dejected and wondering how to tell your mum your legs had dropped off.
But for the rest of us it was a nightmare. Told to run, shouted at for slowing or stopping to walk. Hell on Earth.
It's no wonder I've had a reluctant attitude to exercise since.
How different it could have been if they had started us out gently with a bit of structure. Yes the smug kids would have whizzed through the early weeks as was their wont. But the rest of us would have stood a chance of developing our running rather than hating it.
I might have even been put in something than the bl**dy obstacle race at school sports day!!
I don't know if it's different nowadays, my boys are only 9 months so have got a few years yet before they have to face P.E.