Thursday night I went to bed with the intention on Saturday as always to run Killerton parkrun, by Friday morning I knew the parkrun I would partake in would be the Plymvalley one and by Friday evening I had a house guest. As house guests go Louise is one to be recommended, she came baring gifts (luxurious chocolates and maple cream biscuits, which are scrummy, fresh from her recent trip to BC).
After an issue with Mrs Satnav, solved by Louise and her iphone we arrived at the parkrun venue in plenty of time. Plenty of time to shiver as it was nippy waiting in the shade. The course is a figure of eight with the first loop repeated at the end. Fortunately we were told this before we set off otherwise it would have been devastating when we reached to end to find it was not the end! One steep short hill, actually it was very steep, other wise flat. Considering the rain we had yesterday it was not too bad underfoot. Madam had a really good run, very strong, she was approx 50 metres ahead of me the whole way and try as I did I could not catch up with that little bottom. Our times were respectable. Louise who is coming back from injury was trying a walk run technique for the first time, she finished looking very comfortably and was not the last by a long shot. Lets hope that foot behaves tomorrow.
Today’s parkrun was my fifth in a different venue, does this make me a parkrun tourist, yet?