So proud of my ten-year-old!!

Well the whole reason for me doing C25K was that I could train with my ten-year-old X-country runner.

She had her first League competition of this year today (Sunday) on a windswept, rain lashed countryside hill in Oxfordshire. The car park was virtually underwater but we managed to get to the start along with a lot of other ten-years and under all desperately trying to keep warm and try and stay out of the rain.

There were many tears on the start line (which was delayed for 10 mins, which didn't help). Hands were numb, feet were cold but still they set off!

As she came past us on the first lap, I could see tears in her eyes and I felt for her, encouraging all that past that it was not now far to go they all gamely battled on.

Caught up with her at the finish, she was now very cold, wet muddy and just wanted to get out of wind, so back to the car trying to get wet stuff off, and undoing spikes which just didn't want to come off!!

On the drive home was expecting to here comments of I am not running ever again!!! but thankfully doesn't seem to have put her off!!

On reflection she was a little disappointed with her performance but just to finish was a massive achievement, if anyone else was there today or had loved ones running well done to you all.



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  • Right on!!! Congratulations to your daughter!! It sounds like it was a terrible day to begin your running career, but SHE DID IT!! I know how proud you feel when your child tastes success!!

    I hope that you and your daughter both enjoy the success she had today!! Hopefully, the next run will be one that Mother Nature cooperates with!!

    Keep Running!! :-)


  • CONGRATULATIONS TO HER! Give her a hug from a fellow virtual runner and tell her JOB WELL DONE! Wishing both of you running success! :-) Gayle

  • Good for her, and you for taking up running to support her. I love kids who just go out there and get on with it.

  • Good for her completing the run in such awful weather. I hope you have more fun runs together.

  • Well done to mini chelsea007 :) . Knowing what the weather was like yesterday in Oxfordshire, I don't think I'd have gone running in it. It does put everything into perspective though doesn't it?

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