Firstly, I did it and i got through it all alive.
Secondly thank you couch to 5K fo giving me the skills and stamina to get through it all.
I thought that my getting lost, and getting stuck in ditches and getting lost and going on bear hunts were all part of Couch to 5k, but in actual fact it was all training for today.
I also didn't realise how an agressive runner I was. We set off in a pack, and I couldn't be arsed to hang about with the hoy-paloy, but at the same time, I was thinking of laura and her mantra about, it's not about time it's about distance, so I paced myself, the first obsticle was a mild mud trudge, but this was causing a little distress to some, and so the queue was backing up. I just powered round the outside and went for it. There were people losing their shoes, but not old B3any, who as you know from previous posts, had learnt to avoid such trivialities.
I had not experienced anything like this before in training, but all my little disasters certainly put me in good stead, there were gates to jump over, and horse hurdles. There were mud trenches up to your chest and there was smoke, and there was hills, lots of hills.
But this didn't matter because I have trained with hills. Although to be fair my killer hills, just turned out to be gradual inclines with what i faced today.
Seriously even the super fit, were walking up some of these hills.
But it was all good fun, and we all supported each other. We encouraged each other when it got tough, and we helped each other over the obstacles.
The final part of the run, from about the 4k mark was a killer, up hill and half way was 2 hay stacks which we had to climb over. I was reaching the point of giving up, but decided to keep at it and finish, until i got to the bloody monkey bars.
But a final climb and run got me to a most amazing water slide down the other side. Shame I can only post 1 picture at the moment.
So I had mud, squelch squerch, squelch, squerch; I had wind, Hoo woo, Hoo woo, Hoo woo; I had forest stumble trip, stumble trip, and I had long grass, swishy swashy, swishy swashy!
But I had an amazing time, and I ran over 5k. so thank you for your support and also thank you to the special few who sponsored me and gave me the encouragement to finish.
But 2 days running, i think i need a rest.
I will update you with my finish time!