Bandage Tour update

Here is the monthly update for runs 22 to 25.

Really racking up the miles now with around 400 this month and roughly 2000 miles so far to run about 78 miles must be mad. Seriously though i am getting concerned about my carbon footprint and the effect on the planet, I mean this is clearly worse than flying away on holiday isn’t it? So to off set this in the true tradition of the jet set I have planted a small tree in the back garden and feel so much better

Run 22 was in March, the town not the month, a 4 lap course all on grass which needed a mow a nice course with a pacer runner at 6 45 pace thought I would give it go but had a Harry Kane moment ie thought I was better than I am. First 2 laps ok but then tailed off on the final laps.

Run 23 was in Huntingdon and it was a case of spot the tourist, everyone was wearing pink, except me, in memory and tribute to a local runner who when diagnosed with cancer set up a charity, the lady in question died earlier in the week and 565 people from the very young to the very old turned up to run. It was an unbelievable atmosphere, very moving with great support all the way round.

Run 24 a trip in the opposite direction to Daventry. If any of you go there don’t go the country park because although you run round there you start on the opposite side of the road and run through an underpass nice course a bit undulating with a few kissing gates and a nasty uphill finish.

My initial target was 20 different ones which was upgraded to 25 and they have all been great for different reasons but run 25 was something else. Down to the west midlands this week to run at Kingsbury Water Park near Sutton Coldfield. Arrived about 8 40 to find a huge queue for the car park someone had clogged up the cash machine and the barriers were stuck, it got sorted but delayed the start by half an hour in the end. The fun however had only just begun as there was a special train event this held the start up even further as strange people turned up with their trains. We still hadn’t finished though as it was the runs third birthday and time for lots of awards , this was going well until we had to stop again to allow a horse box into the car park bringing donkeys for the donkey rides!! Nearly ready for the start just a couple of awards left with the last going to the ladies points winner who bounced across the car park in a space hopper costume. you couldn’t make it up. Oh and did i mention that the plan B 2 lap course (normally 1 lap) had to be used because of the trains. Even after all that I had my best time of the month in 21. 43.

It’s why park run is so much fun, every run something odd happens.

Even after reaching 25 I still have a few on my 50 mile ish radius list so may keep going.

Regards Big (Bandaged) Leggy