Race For Life

So I thought I would do a 5k and earn some money for a great charity at the same time, sounds good right?

OMG, not the best choice of venue, should have known when I couldn't get any info on the course that something was afoot. I thought it was going to be a sweet 5k around fields of buttercups. WRONG. Common sense now tells me that I shouldn't pick the same venue where Rob does the parkrun runs. It was challenging to say the least, if you want an idea of what its like read Robs post on park runs.

Admittedly you could run, walk dance or crawl your way round if you so wish but it would have been nice to have been more prepared with what lay ahead. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed it (ish) I made a new pb and cancer research is financially better off as a result, but my guess is if people had known beforehand what the course was like then there may not have been quite such a good turnout.

When Rob saw my Garmin stats and the route when we got home he said it was very similar to the park runs he's done, I mean who puts the last 1k finish on a *^%# great hill? Still Bailey and Rob were at the finish line, both impressed and I did it. Maybe and I say maybe I might tackle a parkrun at some point.

Would I do it again, definately at least I now know what's ahead of me and ran for a great cause.

Ticked boxes

1. Westminster Mile. Tick. New PB

2. Cross country Race for Life. Tick. New PB

3. Morrisons 10k run. - watch this space


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  • Mrs Rob was truly epic today. She had to dig deep to run the whole thing without walking or stopping once. I am a real proud husband, no question. Mind you, given that I had to have pink face paint and fairy dust sprinkles on my face, I think I did my (little) bit too!

  • And did Mrs R get photographic evidence of this??

  • Oh yes.....

  • I will leave it to him to put up pics, if he dares

  • Even Bailey had a pink bandana and as usual melted all hearts

  • Bling was a dog tag which I thought was different (in a good way)

  • Pink Army, I get the dog tag!

  • Well done. Those ticks are looking good. Sounds like they really pushed you but you made it through.

  • Oh my yes, I'm hobbling around now, rob took lots of pics but need him to put on here, I don't know how to.

  • Well done Baileyb !

    Sounds like you had to dig deep but you did it , big up to you

    Looking forward to seeing the pics :-) xxx

  • Well done BaileyB.

    Sorry that the course was a real toughie but it should make it more satisfying to have got through it.

  • Good point, suffering a bit now. I'm now SOS. Sore on sofa

  • Well done! Sounds like a horrific course. No stranger to a big hill but admittedly I drive up them not run. Good luck with your next event, all good practice :-)

  • Well I did it but I still think the last 1k to the finish line was a bit silly. So there was no last emptying of the tank which was a shame. Everything aches today.

  • Well hope you are very proud of your achievement and relax with a nice warm bath and a glass of wine :-) x

  • Not a wine person but the bath was great

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