So I completed my final run of my three runs in three weekends challenge to raise money for Cancer Research this weekend!
I’m so delighted that I’ve done them all!
No. 1 was Race For Life in Victoria Park, London. I’ve written about that in Race for life – Race 1!
No. 2 was Run or Dye run in Penshurst Place :
As you can see it was messy, apart from the promised powder paint that you are sprayed with at each kilometre it was torrential rain, I think this may of detracted from the enjoyment somewhat when paint was running in my eyes and I was sliding up and down hills on a country estate! There are lots of families and children at this one so its a real good laugh but there is no point in timing yourself and quite often no chance to actually run due to the amount of people. Overall it’s worth it if you want more of a fun run.
No. 3 was Race for Life in Lloyds Park, Croydon, my final 10K.
This one was probably my favorite! The weather was perfect for a run and was overcast when we set off, even spotting with rain half way through was a lovely refresher. Lloyds Park has a couple of nasty hills on their course which was a bit off putting as you had just got in to your stride and you were faced with a climb which unfortunately led to walking for me 😦 I did this run with my fav auntie and pre-school mums and it was lovely all meeting at the finish line. I didn’t break my hour time I had set myself and finsihed in 1 hr 14 mins but I was quite pleased as I had to stop for a ‘paula radcliffe’ wee in the bushes on the way round! lol
The MC at the event was really good and got everyone gee’d up at the beginning, he was congratulating everyone over the finish line which was nice to hear as us 10Kers set off for our second lap as the 5K runners were finishing. This race for life beat the my first run hands down, the 5K and 10K runners set off about the same time so the venue was packed and the buzz was amazing. I totally recommend Race For Life 5 and 10K’s, they are really good to get you into running and raise money for a deserving cause.
Finally I need to say a massive thank you to all the people who sponsored me for these runs – I totally SMASHED my target and am overwhelmed with the support so THANK YOU! Maybe a half marathon next…..??