What a day, today is my 52nd birthday, 48th park run, and what are my plans ask my family & friends ? yes I am doing my park run … celebrating International Women’s Day, it was good see so many people accessing the website to find out purple was the theme ,which meant we had a wonderful wave of purple, I did invite my children to join me but no, they are not quite as active as me !!!
After the last few weekends of rain and storms, this week the weather was good to us, cold but dry.
594 runners joined together to make this another popular run, with visitors from Fareham, Eastleigh, Tunbridge Wells and Woking.
It was a good run today, I always try my hardest, some weeks are easier than others and today was one of them, it was a good way of starting my birthday celebrations, with everyone here so friendly, It was good to hear my birthday announced at the pre-race briefing, along those who were running their 50th 100th 200th and first ever run.
We always thank the volunteers, but it is not just a cursory thankyou it is a real heart felt thank you, without them we could not have this experience each and every week, I have volunteered and the good thing is there are volunteer roles which you can do and still run, and roles where if you are unable to run you still get to be part of this run community.
This week I would to thank one particular volunteer, the 40 mins pacer Nigel, he gave me great support and encouragement helping me to get under 40 mins this week.
We also had the Portsmouth News photographer join us who took a photo of my self and my brother Ian Harrison, a great bonus for my birthday. He said photos will be in the paper either Monday or Wednesday, but they will be uploaded on their website www.portsmoutheveningnews.co.uk