Up in time to grab a light breakfast and drive out to Kingsbury Waterpark. I drove up to the carpark barrier, flashed my parkrun barcode and expected to be let in.
“That’ll be £2”
“Haven’t you been before?”
“It’s been a while”
“We have to charge a couple of quid to cover some of the car park charges!”
After forking out my £2, I parked up and after a short warm up jog, lined up at the start. I don’t know whether it was just this weekend but there were pacers running and I decided to try and keep up with the 30 minute man.
We started moving and I soon settled into a steady pace with the 30 minute man in sight. I slowly moved up through the pack catching my man after half a mile.
I stayed with the group hoping to finish within 30 minutes but after a couple of miles I found myself creeping ahead and crossed the finish line in a time of 29:22. Not brilliant but as the e-mail says …