Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Friday, 14 October 2011

Saturday 8 October 2011 – A Jog in the Park


“I’m doing a ‘Park Run’ on Saturday” announced Kate.  “Why don’t you come along, and Sue can look after Jake and Oscar.”

What Kate says goes, so I got the bar code that you need in order to participate in these 5km runs that are held all over the UK and beyond at 9am on Saturday mornings, and off we went.

The Oldham run is three and a half laps of an undulating circuit in Alexandra Park. 

Oscar kept a look out for his boss…


…as she trundled past.


I didn’t really dress for the occasion - “Have you got some running kit under there?” questioned the Master of Ceremonies – a man from a shop called Sweatshop.  That didn’t bother me.  “I’m not a runner”, I admitted.


The jog did provide a voucher from Sweatshop and some good exercise, and the threat of being lapped by her dad did stimulate Kate into knocking a few minutes off her best time.  I think I’ll go again tomorrow, it was really rather fun.

Feel free to join in.

I’ll use this posting to insert further photos and results statistics in due course. 


Alan R said...

Nice one Martin. Well run.
I don't mind running although i have never achieved more than 10k. 5k is about my limit at the moment.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Alan - I did it again on 15/10, and managed to knock half a minute off my time. Came lower in the finishing order though, and again failed to lap Kate. Although it's only 5km, having other people around certainly makes me go faster, and it's a really good work out - good for maintaining a modicum of fitness...

Alan R said...

I didn't manage a run this weekend but i will be doing a 5k tomorrow around Oldham's ground/football pitches. It can be quite sapping on the legs as it's a bit boggy in parts.

Phreerunner said...

It'll be even more boggy after tonight's predicted Monsoon!

The Alexandra Park route is on smooth tarmac. It is a bit hilly, though...