We were absolutely delighted to be invited to Diggerland, Durham to see their new Little Tikes area and spend the day exploring the park. +
On Saturday I took part in a very tough, snow filled Durham parkrun. I was there to support Paul Smith, he was celebrating his 50th Birthday and 100 parkruns. +
10 days down, 2 to go! 50.9 miles down, 9.1 to go!
I now have single figure miles to run and what a great feeling it is. Todays run was tough, very tough. Martin was fantastic today, he kept me going. I forgot how many banks were involved in this run and it sucks the energy out of you. We made our way to Lord Hire Centre in Durham to celebrate 10 Lords Leaping. We got our photo taken and then had to make our way back! +
9 days down, 3 to go! 44.7 miles down, 15.3 to go!
This morning I made my way to Studio 12 in Langley Moor to celebrate 9 Ladies Dancing. I was again joined by supporting runners in Paul and Martin. Thank-you guys for the support, you are awesome! +
7 days down, 5 to go! 31.3 miles down, 28.7 to go!
7 Swans-a-Swimming today so we made our way to the Swan and Three Cygnets pub in Durham. For a nice cold pint obviously! Distance was only 2.5 miles but with the wind and my legs all stiff, it was tougher than I thought. Thanks to Ross, Paul, John and Peter for supporting again. These guys have all been fantastic. Unfortunately Chris couldn’t make it today but we’re both hoping he’ll be fit for the 11th day. +
4 days down, 8 to go! 18.5 miles down, 41.5 to go!
I’m now a third of the way through my challenge and my legs are feeling it. I’m actually surprised as I thought I’d be ok until at least the 6th or 7th day. I could come on here and say everything is cool but that’s not me. I need to soldier on and remind myself of why I’m doing this. +
Getting a new personal best always feels great but shaving 1:01 off it feels even better! +
I completed my 13th parkrun on Saturday and my 11th at Durham. My other two runs were at Saltwell Park, which is also a very good course. The number 13 is considered unlucky in some countries and also in the street I grew up in as it was missed out as a house number! 13 doesn’t seem to be unlucky for me, for starters it’s my wife’s Birthday and I’ve just completed my 13th run and gained a personal best. I thought it might be a good time to do a little write-up on what I think of Durham parkrun. +