5 year old Alex and I have done 7 junior 2 k parkruns together but I always thought 5k was too far for him . However he kept asking and as he only lives 10 mins away from park run thought we give it a try . Was quite willing to stop 1/2 way round and just go back to car. Anyway we were at the start when one of my daughter unexpectedly appeared so that was added bonus. Biggest problem was trying to stop Alex from going too fast at start. Another wee boy ( on his 2nd park run !) explained to Alex about pacing. So funny. Well he managed to run most of it apart from few walking breaks - but never hint of wanting to give up. We had great fun jumping in leaves and pretending to fly like superman - it was very windy. Other runners were clapping him and saying well done - really encouraging. I couldn't have run the length of the street with him a year ago so on a real high . Think I'll be buzzing for the rest of the day. What was our time ? No idea as results not in yet and it doesn't matter as I couldn't be happier if I had won a gold medal.
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