I wasn’t going to enter the Race for Life this year as I am taking part in parkrun almost every week so don’t need it as a warm-up for the York 10K. I don’t really like doing the Race for Life as I feel quite guilty not actively getting sponsorship for it so all they get from me is my entry fee and money from any merchandise I buy on the day, I loved the pink shoelaces! I put them in my black work trainers when I worked at Tesco, the Managers tried to get me to take them out but I refused 😉
Anyway, my husband decided he’d quite like to do a 5K and asked me to find out when the R U Taking the P? 5K is in York. It’s on Father’s Day. Father’s Day is on 15th June this year in case you didn’t know – I wouldn’t want you to be caught out if you need to know this information. We asked our son if he’d like to do a 5K with Dad and he said “yes”. So my husband and son will be run/walking the 5K to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
My husband then said, “So when’s the Race for Life then?”
Hmm, “I wasn’t going to do it this year,” I said.
“Oh, but you have to. We need to know how much you beat us by and our 5Ks are on different days this year,” says he.
He’s right, the last time my husband ran a 5K was the R U Taking the P? in 2011 and the Race for Life 5K was at 2 pm the same day. On that occasion, he finished in around 48 minutes and I finished in around 37 minutes. As these events are fun runs and aren’t timed the finishing times are estimated. So I finished a whopping 11 minutes quicker than he did 3 years ago and I’m hoping that it’ll be an even bigger gap this year. Unfortunately, my son will be a lot slower than we know he is capable of as he’ll have to run at my husband’s intervals as it is a male only event, which was originally started in 2010 to raise money for prostate cancer research, so I won’t be able to support him on his intervals.