Many of you who know me from my prison days (No panic I worked in them) will know that I loved my running, 5 London Marathons plus numerous half marathons and 10k races, and I ran almost up until I retired from the service, unfortunately a silly accident (not running or work related) caused a bad injury to my Achilles that stopped me running for a few years.
I did little bits on and off over a few years but then I discovered parkrun and that there was one atHorsham park. We, Vicky was still running then, went along and tried it out and although it was muddy in parts I enjoyed it and decided that this was a way that I could get to enjoying running again. Well I continued turning up and getting a little better until January of 2016 when I got a severe chest infection that just hung on, it took two 10 day antibiotic courses to finally get rid of it, and then when that cleared up I tripped and fell over at Bedfont Lakes and badly bruised my knee which kept me from running for another week or two. Not wanting to lose touch with parkrun I threw myself into volunteering and volunteered as photographer a few times and some other tasks. Finally I was able to start running again but the inactive period had taken it’s toll on my dreaded weight, which in turn was taking a toll on my joints, this in turn made me turn to Slimming World in an attempt to shed the weight before it forced me to give up on running. That is another story that is on the Slimming page of the site.
A very good PODIATRIST for Bio Mechanical assessments is ANDREW JENKINS in Storrington good service, good advice and not rip off prices.
So far I have run at 6 different parkrun locations (as of 20/9/16) and enjoy the visiting. Back in March 2015, just after I started Chris, our son, started to get the bug which surprised me as he never liked running before. He has really got into it and we both ran our 50th parkrun together at Horsham on the 6th August 2016.
See my parkrun map page for details of which ones I have run at.