A lovely Saturday morning saw me taking Jack to participate in Victoria parkrun for the first time. This would be the dog’s thirteenth and my 194th outing at a parkrun. Coincidentally, the event was also a Bellahouston Road Runners’Championship race and a magnificent purple posse of 38 of them helped to swell the numbers running in the sunshine to a healthy 364.
It was great to see so many friends from my former club and other friends and running buddies throughout the field, marshals and supporters too.
Of course, the large numbers made the course a bit tight at places, especially when running with a dog attached to you. But we managed OK. Sharing a little courtesy and humour with our fellow runners, we made our way slowly up through the field and crossed the line in 96th spot in a time of 22:32. A wava of 71% for me, more than a minute faster than Pollok parkrun last week, so a PB for Jack (first dog again) and decent progress for me.
Thanks to everyone for their support and encouragement on our way around the three lap course and to all the volunteers for ensuring that the event ran smoothly.
Full results here