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.
1. Westminster Mile. Tick. New PB
2. Cross country Race for Life. Tick. New PB
3. Morrisons 10k run. - watch this space