Well what a few months its been and I for one have certainly been missing Saturday morning parkrun at Thurrock but that's not stopped me running, day 233 as I'm penning this.
As a Thurrock Nomad, you know us the ones in blue we've had loads of virtual fun. This virtual fun has ranged from quiz nights on zoom, lip sync videos and virtual holidays raising some funds for our NHS. This virtual holiday see us running from Newquay in Cornwall upto Holy island then down to Shanklin on the isle of wight completing several laps and raising £1200 in the process, with loads of great holiday snaps well mainly selfies. We are currently climbing a virtual Mount Everest for Thurrock mind, with this week being mental health awareness week and this has raised over £500 so far. Now our quiz nights that's another story, I now realise we have one or two rather eccentric types in our club and it appears I fit that category. We certainly have made the best of this unusual world we find ourselves in.
I've been watching and trying to encourage my friends from parkrun from afar, like my good friend Dean who's been getting out 3 times a week so he can pick up where he left off once we are back on the heath. Also my mum Marlene who's been getting out for a run/walk every day, and when you consider she's got a big birthday in a few months she's doing rather well with about 6k a day. Heidi and I have managed to stay married so far with all this time together, this is mainly down to me cooking I think oh and she's baked a cake or two. And I've created lots of new routes for my runs which enables my social distancing to continue, I have ran through fields on footpaths and the golf course at Orsett. But even though we've had all this fun I still miss all my Nomad and Harrier friends as well as all you guys at parkrun. Keep running and stay safe guys, see all soon.