We arrived with only a few minutes to spare, The wife and the baba (sporting her parkrun t-shirt for the first time) joined the other volunteers. I jogged over to the start line, where I bumped into the race director and reassured her that she did have a photographer for the event.
|riddlesdown parkrun's youngest fan? (Photo: Nicki Clark)
The race got under way in the usual manner and everyone headed off on their own little adventure around the downs.
|first lap (Photo: The wife)
As I pushed on through the second half, the humidity further took its toll on me - it was very hard work just maintaining the pace, let alone pushing for a sub-20 time!
There were no exciting battles with other runners for me this week. So, alone, I pushed on to complete the course. I have a vague memory of the wife shouting at me for not sprinting down the final straight. I was out of juice and was running as fast as I could!
|final straight (Photo: The wife)
- Position: 3rd/56
- Gender Position: 3rd
- Age Group Position: 1st/2 (SM30-34)
- Age Grading: 65.20%
- Time: 20:07
- 2.5km Split Times: 10:00 / 10:07
Official results page for event eleven
We really wanted to stay for a coffee and chat in the good companions pub afterwards but were so hungry that we decided to head back home for brunch instead. We're looking into bringing some kind of post-run breakfast type stuff next week so we are not tempted away again!