Posted by: fitartist | January 13, 2012

In good company

I had a very rare treat on my run this morning, a running buddy! I can’t remember the last time I ran with Edward, or when Edward ran for that matter, so it was a delight to have someone to chat to and look out for kingfishers with.

(that’s a cheeky side-step thing he’s doing there, something he does to allow me to catch up. Well, really!).

For someone who doesn’t run, he’s a very good runner. He does cycle to work and back every weekday and did, of course, cycle from London to Paris earlier this year, so he’s a fit chap, and he had no trouble just going out there and running on the spur of the moment. We worked out that the last time we ran together was at the Finsbury Park Parkrun, where he pushed Hector in the running buggy (and still beat me), maybe we should try out the Crystal Palace Parkrun and get back into the habit. As we reached the end of our road, Edward challenged me to a race, so we sprinted to our house, reaching the gate neck and neck.

Distance: 3.14 miles

Time: 30 minutes 26 seconds

Average Pace: 9.41

Best Pace: 6.01

Calories: 309



  1. If you all get hooked on parkrun together it won’t be too many years before Hector is beating you too!!

    • He’d give us a run for our money already, long legs 🙂

  2. I once ran with a chap who did push ups while waiting for me to catch up!! now that was embarassing 🙂

    • Ooh, that’s just cruel! I hope you got to stage where you could do something equally as cheeky.

  3. Yup! There’s always a person with a buggy to beat you at parkrun. And a small child. And an octogenarian. Them’s the rules 🙂

    • And a snorting man you need to run away from, good for a PB!

  4. Love the blog – loads of character

    • Ah, thanks, I will pop over and have a look at yours.

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