Last Sunday was extra special as me and my girls took part in the local Moor Park 10k & Junior Fun Runs. Me and my older daughter Isabelle participated back in 2014, but this year even my 4-year-old Olivia wanted to join, so she did!
The first time I ran this race was after a long hot summer in the Czech Republic, and not much training. I did not know anything about the track which resulted in being shocked by seeing a massive very long hill.
Most people walked it, and I had to walk too. I was so disappointed with myself, and also angry that I did not train enough and had no idea about the terrain. A lesson learnt for sure!
Me and Isabelle in 2014
It was still a great day, as most importantly I was proud of my Isabelle and very pleased she started running and looked like she had fun!
But back to this year’s race.
The children fun races are divided into a few according t ages and sex, which is great as otherwise the little ones would have no chance competing with 14 year olds!
Isabelle was first at the start line along with her very good mate, looking happy but nervous too. I was standing on the side with Olivia and her friend’s mum, and were so proud f our girls.
Olivia waiting for her big sis to run through the finish line
Isabelle in the last few meters before collecting her medal
Me and Olivia getting cosy before our race
As Olivia was too little to run alone, actually she wanted me to run with her, I gladly joined and was holding her hand all the way to the finish line.
She did me proud and only started complaining a bit towards the very end. She ran 850m!
I need to get this photo printed and framed as this was the first time we all ran in a race. An unforgettable day for us all, especially for me as a running addict.
Hopefully this is a start to our family great running journey and maybe next time daddy will join us too.
And how was the race for me this year? Absolutely amazing. It’s so nice to see what another 2 years of running have taught me. I was nicely paced from the beginning, and did not let the crazy fast crowd take me at the start.
When I approached the “scary” hill, I was ready for it, and ran all the way without any hesitation.
I ran 10km in 53 minutes, which by the way is my fastest and the fact there was the massive hill, makes this time for me even more special!
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