“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.