We did it! My youngest and I went out this morning to the local park and ran round 3 times with 372 other people, and we came in at around 300 which I thought was quite respectable.
I’ve not done a proper long run since my graduation run on Monday but I have been doing gym work. I was feeling very worried about it but once we got going I got into my stride, and having my son chatting away to me along the way made up for the lack of Jo Whiley! The marshalls were great urging us along, especially on the last lap. There were spectators as well, clapping us along - wasn’t expecting that.
At the end, my son had a sprint finish and raced ahead of me. I definitely wasn’t sprinting anywhere this time! Very pleased to see the finish line but also feeling very accomplished.
A very lovely spread of water, squash, biscuits, cake and fruit slices was a wonderful sight to see once we got through the ‘funnel’. Also had a great chat with a lady who’d run with us near the end.
Although my son raced ahead of me, I wasn’t too far behind. He did it in 32:30 and I did 33:09, so there’s my target for next time/week! Quite happy with that time but I can aim for that elusive 30 minutes at some point over the summer.
I can definitely recommend it, it is a great way to keep the C25K momentum going. When I feel comfortable with this, I’ll plan my next target.