The Son decided to try for a new PB this week and crack the 25 minute barrier for the first time. I told him that I would run at an even split 25 minute pace and he could use my as a pacer if he so wished. Everything was going well until he suffered a coughing fit near the halfway point. I carried on expecting him to catch me up but he did not appear again and I found him waiting for me by the finish funnel.

He was not feeling it today and could not stop coughing so he decided to DNF. A bit of a shame but the erratic near teen beacon in his head seems to switch his moods these days so there was no point in making a big deal out of it.

Of course we still went to the café and enjoyed our usual scrambled eggs on toast.

Running Dan parkrun result:

  • parkrun time: 0:24:58
  • Garmin time: 0:24:57
  • Finish position: 93 / 216
  • Gender position: 81 / 138
  • Age category: SM35-39
  • Age grade: 54.27 %