Saturday, I did Killerton parkrun for the first time in three weeks. I DONT like the old course, I DONT like being passed by everyone, I DONT Like running in humidity, apart from that it was a great run!
Today was Mrs E’s Big Wheeze run, a local cross country multi terrain run, organised by a school as a fund raiser, (that’s the Mrs E part it’s then me of the school), the Wheeze, well I am sure you can work out where that comes from. There was a fun run, a 5k and a 10k. Madam did the fun run coming in second girl and 5th over all. I chose the 5k due to the heat and miles in legs this week, nothing I to with with being a slacker at all, I promise.
The first kilometre was up hill on a lumpy, bumpy field, not my favourite way to start a run, very disheartening stopping to walk, having just started, but at this point my legs and lungs were screaming at me and it was encouragement! At kilometre two we headed down, then up, then down, then up, then down until the up hill to the end.
When they posted the results they put my finishing time down as 22 minutes, which made me laugh (no way was this possible) and caused a member of my family to have palpitations! This was soon amended to a more realistic time. I came first in my age. (Only two of us) and 16 out of 23, baring in mind the majority were young ‘uns! Not great, but okay.