The last Event I did last year was the event I ran in today. For those who are new. I have beeen out of action for a little while while my body was healing from donating a kidney to MrRfc.
I have been very excited about getting back to my events and this morning I got up after not too much sleep, as the night before events are a bit like Christmas for me. I'm too excited to sleep. So up I got and had my breakfast and set off. I live in London and it can be difficult getting bus and train connections to fit in nicely together on a Sunday and as most events are on a Sunday, I left with enough time to compensate for missing a connection, hehe, the upshot was I arrived at the venue before even the toilets had arrived a full 1.5hour early. You can see how empty it was on the first picture. So then I started my wait for the start, listening to some great 80's tunes, cheesy i know but it is my era.
This event was organised by Decathlon and it is called their Run series. It is a free event with a tshirt, medal and goody bag, it is very well run and it it is a family event. There were some little toddlers there doing a full 5km, and yes I did get overtaken by one of them but in good sportsmanship I smiled and gave them a massive thumbs up as they ran past me 😀👍🏻.
My event went well in all fairness, I was a little disappointed as at about 3.5-4km I had to slow down (not that I am fast in any sense of the word) because my heart rate had raised a little too much and as I'm still in recovery a bit from March so didn't want to push it too much. My time was adequate for me. MrRfc has spent a couple of hours persuading me that 1.35 min off my PB for a 5km is pretty good considering.😀.
I think I need to get in a couple of parkruns to get used to the faster paces again, but all in all a great day and a lovely event.
Wishing you all a happy healthy weekend.