South Shields parkrun

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We arrived at South Shields and I heard Adam and Emma “Daddy, Daddy!” I almost fell to my knees but I thought I’d save that for later. I cuddled Adam and didn’t want to let go. This should have been my last run of the day, I just didn’t know how to say enough’s enough.


We were joined at South Shields by Twitter friends Dave Ailano and Anji Rippon. I’ve chatted to both of these in the past so it was great to finally meet them. Anji is also a big Tiny Lives supporter. Brian also joined us at South Shields along with Phil Scott and Michael Nemeth. It was great to meet you guys too.


We had several weather warning that day about South Shields but it was beautiful when we arrived there. Granted we were a couple of hours late but every cloud! I really enjoyed South Shields parkrun and this is another run I’ll definitely run again.


My legs at this point were shot to… The pain in my left leg (knee and foot) was gradually getting worse and I was just bloody knackered to be honest. I chatted with Val and suggested that maybe it was time to call it a day. She was supportive as ever and just said that what we had already accomplished was fantastic. I decided to chat with Lee on our way to newcastle and make the call.


Nine down and only three to go!


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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