We spent a few days away visiting relatives and decided to visit Druridge Bay park run in Northumberland . After my fall last week I did a couple of rest days then had a practice run to see if my knee would allow me to run as it was quite bruised . But it was fine just can't kneel on it yet . So off went around the lake the path is mainly gravel but we did go through a woodland part so opted for my trail shoes . I had imagined it all to be flat . Wrong !! There were a couple of hills through the woods after going up the first I thought it will go down hill at the top wrong on reaching the corner it then went on to a steeper climb. Then a gradual descent back to the lake . I had got into a nice rhythms I'm not fast by any means but you start to feel good the doubt disappears and on I went only to find we had to go around the lake twice . So after the first lap a Marshall was ringing a bell giving us all encouragement as well . By now I was well and truly on my own . Feeling I was going to be last I went past the finishing post with children holding out there hands forme to slap , how nice, so continued on I joke with the Marshall I thought you'd gone home ! And she said your not last there's several well behind you. Suddenly I thought yay I can do this . Even the double hill didn't phase me . So continued on to the finishing post feeling really relaxed tired but not exhausted I really enjoyed that park run . And knocked 2 seconds off my PB . Feeling really pleased my husband was waiting for me he runs so much faster than me , the park runners were very friendly it's about a 100 runners so was comfortable , our home run has over400. So next time we visit it's on our to do list . Apart from the run we did lots of walking on the moors it's a beautiful county ,
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