No, not my 50th birthday – that is way off in the far distance! Today I was presented with my parkrun 50 shirt, in recognition of completing 50 parkruns.
Considering there is only one a week, I’m really quite pleased to have reached the magic number in just about 14 months.
I really have to mention the hugely inspirational Steve Way, fresh from his awesome London Marathon run – who ran parkrun this morning whilst clutching two massive balloons to show the 2:16 time he achieved. It proved a good marker – we could all see his progress ahead of us as the huge, shiny balloons worked their way around the course. Not many would be able to do a sub 17 minute 5K, even fewer could do it when handicapped by balloons. Steve Way can, and did. Well done that man!