Bob came with me last night, and stopped to take a couple of photos, before going back to KMFC for a Deacon’s Meeting. Above is yours truly signing in. This was when I discovered that those of us who’d registered in advance had been allocated our numbers on an alphabetical basis. So I was first on the list!
This is me, pale and anxious beforehand! My wonderful friend June, whose husband started the Desford Striders running club, was really amazing- she adjusted her pace and ran beside me all the way- without her encouragement I’d never have done it in such a good time.
I am not sure how many women did it – most of them looked years younger than me. We had a pre race warm up.
Here’s the official photo of June and myself coming to the finish line
Notice how I am very pink, and she looks like she has just strolled through the park! I got presented with a medal and tee-shirt – and a very welcome bottle of water!
I apologise to the Deacons – my first action afterwards was to text Bob with the message “Tetelestai! 44 minutes, tell Simon!” [as Simon had promised double sponsorship if I did it in under 50minutes] Unfortunately Bob’s phone buzzed in the middle of the Deacons’ Meeting Opening Devotions!
[tetelestai is the Greek for It Is Finished! or It is Accomplished! – see John 19:30]