Some of you will remember my terrible first ParkRun some months ago when I said I wouldn't ever do another one! Having seen all the wonderful pics and vlogs, and read everyone's stories of the London Winter Run, I decided it was about time I put it behind me and had another go..
Dear Madge50 kindly offered to run with me and make sure I didn't get lost! When I arrived at the park, the volunteers were breaking up the ice with spades and pitchforks.. I was surprised it wasn't cancelled. I was so nervous that despite having used both my asthma inhalers before I left home, I wheezed and coughed for the first 3KM...it was really muddy and slippery, I've never run on anything but concrete before so found it a bit hard going, I really didn't want to fall over lol! Me and Madge seem to be pretty well matched, she set the pace most of the way, but kept looking back to make sure I was still there! I think we did pretty good, we even managed to pass a couple of people! Still waiting for the official result, but Madge's Garmin said we ran about 38 something, so I'm delighted with that given the conditions.
A massive thank you to Madge for your wonderful support, and to all you Winter Runners, especially JuJu and Dan for the inspiration.