Spectator Sport

Hove Park SignWith only a week to go until my first Park Run, I thought it might be a good idea to head down to Hove Park for this morning’s race, as a spectator, to see what it is all about.

The sky was overcast and there were a few drops of rain as I made my way to the park, but this didn’t seem to be putting anyone off as I was passed by a number of joggers and runners heading in the same direction.

I knew I was on time so I guessed they might be having a warm up run before the event itself. There were also a few people on bikes and, as I turned into the park, I saw where they were heading – a starting line of a couple of hundred people of all shapes, sizes and ages.

There were people with dogs, people with push chairs, people with their friends, their kids or on their own. It felt great to see them all heading towards the start line, ready to begin their weekend with a timed 5K run in the park. That will be me next week!

Hove Park Run
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brighton/

For me though, today is a rest day. I’m feeling a bit sore after two lots of back to back runs over the last week – Saturday and Sunday, then Wednesday and Thursday.

I plan to get up early tomorrow for my final run of Week 8 though. After that, Week 9 is three miles each day so, even if I haven’t finished the C25K program by next weekend, I can always use the Park Run a one of my Week 9 runs.

I can’t wait!

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