Going That Extra Mile or Two………

Today 200+ kids aged 3-11, definately went that extra mile, and nearly 12 hours later I’m still buzzing. Yes the Sport Relief Mile came to the Methodist school and what a mile it was. We have done sports days, mini marathons and entered loads of school tournaments for various sports in the past. The difference today was we did it all together, Foundation, Infants, Juniors,teaching staff and parents all running round the field at the same time. It was so simple, a start and finish line a circle of cones around the field and a dot of pen on your hand for every lap you did. The mini kids ( as year 6 call them) only needed to do 2 laps and the rest did the full  5 laps to equal a mile. Some 10 laps later most of the school were still going, they were awesome, big kids helping mini kids and mums and dads grinning through gritted teeth as their kids dragged them round another lap. Truly inspirational.

3 miles  (15 laps) done with 200+other runners

10  miles to do tomorrow with just one

Bring it on

Two runs, Too Tired ,Too Hungry………..

This mornings run was perfect, the birds were singing and there was frosty sunshine all the way round, bliss. This evenings run, well that was a different matter………….Maybe its the bike riding taking its toll – but tonight I felt like I was running with someone else’s legs and worryingly that was after a mile. My calves just got tighter and tighter.How I managed another six miles ,well , I just did. Thats the good thing about having a running partner though. Plenty of conversation is great for taking your mind of aches and pains and despite the fact that some weeks we run together at least twice a week, we never run out of conversation!!

Within a minute of finishing I’d decided it was a lovely run and I’d really enjoyed it!!!  Only when I got home did I start to feel tired again and hungry, yep Jack and I had another ‘who can eat most in one night’ competition. I’m going to have to do ‘Asda Big Shop’ twice a week at this rate, or get a lock on the fridge. Need to re-fuel though- Sport relief Mile with 200 kids tomorrow – can’t wait.

3.6 mile in 28:55

7 mile in 1:07:14

Only 1 mile tomorrow (maybe)

Bring it on




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