Essex Invasion times two

Invasion part one
Madam’s friend who does parkrun in Chelmsford joined us for the Killerton parkrun this morning, as he is down here in sunny Devon holidaying for a week. Master H, brought along his very fit Mum and Dad just so they could experience the hills of Devon. It was really nice to see them all, especially nice for Madam to have some company. Both Mr and Mrs H took off like greyhounds, they were a blur in the distance very quickly. I had what I thought was a good run, but Mrs Garmin who is known to be awkward disagrees with that, but as the official results are not in we don’t know for sure but I am assuming there was no PB for me this week. Mr and Mrs H declared the course tough, phew and I thought it just me, but not many hills in Essex so that would why it was tough! Madam and Master followed after me, Master H seriously lacking in running etiquette beat Madam with a sprint finish. Next time for future reference Master H, when A)you are a guest at someone’s parkrun you should let them win and B)it’s ladies first ALWAYS! It would have been nice to stop for tea and cake, but with invasion part two happening in an hour we had to shoot off. Hope they come back soon for that course PB.

Invasion part two
Mr and Mrs S and the three juniors arrived just before 11 am. Junior 1 is Madam’s friend from when they were in the same class at age 5. Junior 2 is a Master age 9 and that leaves Minnie Junior age 6, she is the one in charge. It’s going to be a busy weekend, but fortunately the weather looks set to be good. After lunch we headed out to Escot, we admired the otters

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Went on the death slide

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That would be the youngers and the old men us sensible women spectated only.
Then it was tree climbing, but proper stuff not like the climbing I used to do as kid, this involved a harness and robes and a lot of work.
At the bottom

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On her way

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Nearly there

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After all that am hoping Madam and Junior sleep well as its a full day on the beach planned. I am meant to be fitting in a 10 mile run, but can’t see that happening!

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About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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5 Responses to Essex Invasion times two

  1. Hedwigia says:

    Tree climbing looks brilliant!

  2. NewHeart says:

    Sounds like had a great day πŸ™‚
    Tree climbing with ropes – not seen it before, but it looks like a load of fun.

  3. Cool. You have been busy.

    (P.S my lad knocked a full 5 mins off his Killerton time at Colwick yesterday… Must have been the hill training at yours)

  4. Red Hen says:

    Well, I wouldn`t be lining up any time soon with people who run into the blur that fast! Meh! They should at least be courteous enough to lag very far behind! πŸ˜‰

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