Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Sunday, 7 November 2021

Saturday 6 November 2021 - Wythenshawe parkrun number 447

Jacob joined us for his fifth 5km parkrun. Wythenshawe was the venue. Sue was his 'responsible adult'.

We assembled in the field, with Andy giving the briefing, supported by Richard - number one volunteer today.

Social distancing is still evident.

Here are Jacob and Sue, just ready to set off. The dog in the background is Rufus, who suffers from barking fits of excitement if he waits with the masses (229 today), so Paul has to keep him calm well away from the other starters.

I started at the back, as did. Paul and Rufus, who set about overtaking 172 of the other participants.  I passed 9.

I'm still dealing with Plantar Fasciitis, so my plan was to walk around the course. I was joined by Bryn, happily in action again after collapsing and hurting himself a few weeks ago. We jogged a bit and finished in about 40 minutes, some 7 minutes behind Jacob and Sue. We paused as we passed Jenny and Ruby, who were returning to base after marshalling at the Far Bridge.

Dogs aren't allowed in the tearoom, so we were thrown out, but not before Ruby had chewed through her lead whilst being looked after by Sue and Jacob. Oops! Thankfully she didn't drink Sue's coffee or eat Jacob's ice cream!


Sir Hugh said...

More doggy stories please. What happened to Rufus?

Phreerunner said...

Rufus had run the 5km quickly, and was resting under the table before being evicted. We were leaving anyway, but on cold winter days we may have to go 'on tour' to parkruns that have dog friendly cafes.
I may get Rufus to write the next parkrun report...

Sir Hugh said...

I look forward to that.