Well, that's done! After the euphoria of sailing through W5R3 I hadn't expected anything to feel especially difficult... so W6R1 was rather chastening as it felt very hard.. I was slightly discouraged as even though I never felt I couldn't do it, I didn't know why running 5, 8, 5 minutes with breaks between them should feel so much harder than 20 minutes without a break?
In the end I just had to put it down to tired legs which haven't had a lot of rest because I have been walking Dorset fields trying to save badgers and also huntsabbing on days which were supposed to be 'rest' days... plus, it was very hot for W6R1
So today, we ran much earlier in the day again and the run went much better. MY 12 yr old daughter doubting herself again and we finished hand in hand again, but sons skipping about and finding it all very easy still..
Glad it's done, but not dreading R3 as I was slightly when R1 felt so tough..