Went to my 21st parkrun at the weekend intending just to get round as had a bad nights sleep and queezy stomach. Halfway round I was giving in and decided to walk the rest. Then this family ran past with there 4 year old . I thought that if she can do it,I should give it a go.
I ran past them but before long they all passed me, the girl looking back at me smiling. We went on like this round the track and it turned into a cat and mouse game, taking my mind off my self.
On the last lap and I thought I had it in the bag. Then the mother said that there were chocolates when you finish. The little girl went into overdrive and just flew with me call out for her to save me some.
I chatted to her at the finished asking to check out her shoes to make sure she did not have wheels on the bottom. She took them off to show me "look no wheels" she said.
So I have challanged this runner 60 years younger than me and only on her 2nd parkrun to a rematch , with permission from her mum.............I can't wait.
The icing on the cake WE BOTH GOT A PB.😀