Tees Barrage parkrun

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9:05am, Lee and I ran to the starting line. Tees Barrage had very kindly waited and we were introduced to the other fellow parkrunners. We just had time to grab our Santa hats, thanks for waiting guys!


The atmosphere was brilliant at Tees Barrage and we lost count of the number of bridges we ran over! Val continued to do the parkrun on her bike and the runners were very kind with our collection bucket. Made by my wonderful Wife and kids.


I think because we made this parkrun on time, we took the foot off the gas and rightly so. We had made the official parkrun at 9am and the length to run each parkrun was starting to slowly increase. We had two more runs in Middlesbrough to do before we headed back up North. We were starting to struggle already but we dug deep. We were eating loads between runs and drinking loads of water. Well I thought I was.


Val couldn’t remember were she had parked the car, I got the giggles! It did mean that cars drove past us and threw even more money in the bucket. We were starting to collect quite a bit now which spurred us on even more.


Five down and seven 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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