Mr and Mrs Bob go parkrunning

Hi everyone,

So I did my first Parkrun today in Market Harborough and while I've done 5 or 6 5k runs I persuaded the Mrs to come along and do her W6R3 at the event.

My thinking was that I would be gallant and run the 25 minutes with her then we could walk to the finish.

So there we were bright an early, everyone seemed friendly, the anticipation was high and we were a little nervous to begin with.

Absolutely loved the start, 191 runners all going off at the same time. I told the Mrs to take it nice and easy and set a pace she was happy with and off we went.

No music, no headphones just me and the wife, chatting and running along in a park enjoying ourselves.

The course was three laps of Welland Park and we were running comfortably at not far off the pace I normally run at.

Halfway around the second lap the Mrs tells me she doesn't want to stop at 25 minutes and she intends to run the 5k. 

So around we went and slowly but surely we started to overtake a few people and before you know it we were on the final corner with a couple of hundred meters to go.

Then my Mrs goes for the sprint finish and the fastest k we do is the last one!

All in all we had a fantastic day, we finished together in what I thought was a very respectable time for our first Parkrun of 33 minutes 39 seconds.

I am so proud and happy for the wife, the longest she had run before today was 20 minutes and she'd never run for 5k before, but you would never have known that just by looking at her.

Well done wife 😀


20 Replies

  • I'd be extremely pleased to run that time after graduation, let alone end of week 6! Well done to both of you xx

  • Thank you Jt 😀

  • And now you're both hooked! Hurrah for park run, hurrah for Mrs Bob, and you too ( but you've had a little practice 😊)  super speedy time too, what a good day!


  • Thank you Madge, yep we're both hooked 😀

  • Aww, I can feel the pride glowing from your post!! How great for you and your wife to do something together that you both enjoy. Big well done to your wife!!

  • Thank you, yes I'm very proud and it was great running together, I'd been looking forward to that since we started running. 😀

  • That's amazing ! Well done both of you.

  • Thank you henpen 😀

  • Well done Mr and Mrs Bob !

    Lovely post, fair warmed mi' cockles did that :-) xxx

  • Aaw thank you PP 😀

  • Superb well done

  • Thank you Paul 😀

  • Well done both. MH is my home parkrun. Didn't get there today due to getting in at 3.30am from a night out!!!

    Might see you there soon. 


  • Thank you, I'm sure we will be back.

    The Mrs wants to try another course next Saturday so I think it will either be Northampton, Rutland or Corby 😀

  • That's brilliant, welldone the pair of you :)

  • Thanks Bop 😀

  • Well done both of you 

  • Thank you 😀

  • What a lovely post! You should both be proud of each other. Sounds like a very happy marriage.

  • Aww thank you.

    We did Northamton Parkrun last Saturday,  another great morning out 😀

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