I entered this run because I wanted something fun to do over the Easter break. My friends Gina and Jayne also entered it so I knew it would be a fab day out
Then I panicked because it had a HILL in it and I usually avoid these when running but I was determined so I started doing some training runs at Sandringham where there is a hill.
It was an early start for us on race day because we had to travel from Cambridge to Norwich for a 9am start. I was feeling nervous about the hill everyone was talking about but my nerves soon turned to excitement once we met up with Gina, Jayne and all their lovely friendly running friends.
Much to my amazement I really enjoyed this run ,the route was scenic and varied, starting along Whitlingham broads then the long drawn out hill not once but twice and a lovely down hill stretch too.
My finishing time was 58.58,as usual I was very pleased with myself especially because of the hill which I found a challenge but secretly enjoyed.The goodie bag was excellent and included a cream egg and a fabulous medal.
The day was not over for us though as Gina Jayne Geoff and I then went out for a lovely lunch with lots of chat and laughter, a great recipe for the Best Easter ever 🙂
When I arrived home still full of enthusiasm and excitement I signed up for the Mike Groves 10 miler in June!!!
which I am sure will be another fab day 🙂
After enjoying running the Lincoln 10k last year I decided to enter it again this year.
This would be my first real running event since my achilles injury.
What I didn’t expect was a stinking head cold on the day or Geoff to be home to drive me there cheer me on and take photo’s 🙂
Once again it was a fabulous day with well over 6000 runners, many I knew from the Ryston Runners and 5 other Ladybirds. too.
The route was well supported , we had perfect weather conditions and some how I managed to get a P/B time of 56.14
Unfortunately I had told Geoff to expect me to finish in around an hour so he missed me at the finish line!
A Great start to this years running events 🙂
After my disappointment of not being able to do the Peterborough half marathon in October due to an achilles injury, I hoped i would be fit enough to do the Ely News Years Eve 10km
Once I was able too, around the beginning of December,I started back at parkrun taking it nice and easy, my achilles still ached but I could manage the 5km.
Christmas Day I was up nice and early to go to Ferry Meadows Christmas day parkrun, over 300 other runners turned up too, a great way to start Christmas day and a really nice running route,lovely that Geoff came along to support and take photos too.
I decided not to run again then till New years Eve to give my achilles time to rest.
Then on a cold Icy morning I met my friend Gina in Little Downham where Geoff surprised us both by turning up unexpected 🙂
Although Gina is a much faster runner than me she decided she wanted to run with me to make sure I was ok and much to my delight after not running that distance since September I managed it in just over an hour.
A fun way to end the year with a great friend for company too 🙂
That evening Geoff and I went out for a lovely dinner at d’Arry’s my surf and turf, steak and lobster was to die for and a perfect way to see the new year in 🙂