This run was cancelled last week because of the ice, so we decided to try again on Christmas Eve.
The weather was warmer but very windy, perhaps I should have worn my skins after all.
I was with Patrick and Oscar and we were all very excited to be trying a new run.
The location is really convenient with handy parking and toilets at the Billingham forum across the road from the park.
The course is 2 and a half laps of the park and very flat. Potential for a fast race.
This was their second event so there weren’t many people taking part. I’m sure it will build up.
The first lap I was in second place behind a boy from a local running club; I had eyed him up before and thought he might be competition. I stayed right behind him and then managed to overtake him by the end of the first lap.
I knew that my Daddy would be saying ‘Make it stick’ so I had to keep up the pace.
The second lap was really hard. I was starting to think I might win but the pace was very quick. I looked at my watch on a mile in, 6:47 – I started to think about racing for a PB!
With a half a lap to go, I had a lead of about 15 yards. I tried to go for a sprint finish but I just did not have the energy. I knew I was going to be first finisher.
I missed cheering Oscar and Patrick over the finish line because I was so exhausted and was lying on the floor. I think we all ran really well considering it was so windy.
Straight to MacDonalds for breakfast to celebrate!!
I really enjoyed the run and would recommend other people going.