Racing for life (again)

Well I suppose it’s about my one year anniversary of starting back running. For those that have been reading this blog that long, you will remember that I ran the Race For Life last year. It was my first proper race and I clearly remember struggling to run ALL the way. But I did and I finished in a pretty respectable 38m50s.

My mum, my sister and Little Lady were all so proud of me that they decided they wanted to run it this year. So I entered us all and chose a different course as I couldn’t make the Cardiff date.

Our race plan was that little lady and I would “sprint” off (her words) while Mamgu (my mum) wanted to finish under an hour. Anti couldn’t decide whether to run or walk but ended up having to pull out due to a chest infection 😦

There were a lot less people at this RFL than the Cardiff one and I have to be honest the course left a lot to be desired. The course covered 2 rugby fields and literally zig zagged up and down the fields before going out past the cricket club then looping around and coming back the way you had came!

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It was very boring and a bit disheartening when you are looking at all the people in front knowing you’ve still got all that to do.

Little lady and I kept ourselves amused by running, skipping, hopping and walking. We even had a game of tag around the 3km mark. 😀 Little lady also made a point of high five-ing all the Marshalls after hearing me raving about how encouraging they were at the Women’s Running race the weekend before.

Little lady enjoyed herself, having her face painted and beating me in a sprint finish. She we had a good time of just over 45mins and she snuck under the tape to escort Mamgu to the finish line just over 10 minutes later.

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Three generations with medals and I’ve already been told to book us in again next year. Although next year I think we will go back to Cardiff.

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5 thoughts on “Racing for life (again)

  1. As someone who has only ever done the Sport Relief mile, I salute the three of you for your achievement – your daughter especially puts me to shame. Maybe if I signed up for a 5k now for next year, I’d be ready…or maybe not!

    • If you are going to do a 5k then the Race For Life is probably the best place to start. More people walk the course than run it so it’s less competitive. Plus it’s so inspirational to see everyone gathered for such a good cause. Maybe we’ll see you next year??? 😉

  2. Pingback: RFL #3 | Me, hubby and the kids

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