I’m not running as much as I would like as studying is taking the lead, but I am getting out there and enjoying what I can. I did manage to get two runs in this week, one after work and one before parkrun yesterday. I was rather pleased with yesterdays run 10k in 59 minutes, when I was just out to enjoy it. Which is a challenge as this little hernia is making itself known more frequently.
Disappointingly we seem to having a volunteer drought at parkrun with a lack of folk stepping up each week. Not wanting to let anyone down I put my hand up.
This week was a special one as one of our Race Directors Mione, was running her 50th run and her son, Logan, our youngest member was running his 10th. To make it a special day the request was put out to make it a fancy dress run. Of course I completely forgot this was the case, not that my dressing up box is overflowing, and didn’t have anything with me. There was a good turnout of fancy dress wearers getting into the spirit of the thing for Mione and Logan which was great to see.
Fortunately Mione turned up with a spare yellow tu-tu which happened to match my Ghanaian Black Stars soccer shirt so I was good to go. What was really handy was that we’d decided to switch to the scanner App for the first time. As I was scanning barcodes it was easy for the runners to be sent to find the bloke in the skirt. This might have to become the new uniform.
I’m fortunate that I can run to the parkrun course before the star, which is great as in recent weeks I’ve done more volunteering than running. Yesterday was heaps of fun milling around making sure everyone was scanned, having a chat and a laugh with regulars and visitors alike and enjoying the morning. Volunteering actually makes parkrun just as enjoyable as just doing the running. As I say it’s not always about the running.
I hope everyone had a good weekend. Happy Running Everyone.