Saturday 22nd April – Roundhay Park Park Run

Headed to the Park Run in Roundhay Park this morning (after tragically arriving at the Roundhay Bakehouse too early to buy pastries). After being assured by several participants that this was no harder than our home course, Temple Newsam, I started the course with reckless enthusiasm. Like Temple Newsam, the Roundhay Park Run contains a considerable slog up the long hill from the lakeside to the mansion. Unlike Temple Newsam, you have to summit the hill three and a half times. This really became an issue on the second and third lap, but I consider hills my strength so pushed through and managed to consistently overtake on the hills. A young lad and I were competing for position and trying to stick with him really helped drag me round.  In the end did it in 21:24 which is not a Park Run PB for me but but it is up there!

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