There are times in your life when you realise it’s about being comfortable in who you are, enjoy family & friends company and on the way help support for a brilliant local charity like Keech Hospice, then the world can be a very beautiful place to live in!
Today at Harrow parkrun I achieved it all, this was the final part of three in what I called my Man in a Dress campaign that is part of my London parkrun challenge, it started off with Dare to Donate waxing, next up a man to woman makeover all done at the University of Bedfordshire with the kind help of work colleagues and students! Finally today it was the public running in a dress at Harrow parkrun!
Everyone today were very kind and supportive it felt that I never left Luton Wardown parkrun as I was running with friends! There was kind and fun comments as we run round, a family at the end wanting their picture taken with me, finally a kind lady serving the coffees in the pavilion giving the drinks on the house as I was running for charity!
It was great to have Stopsley Strider company again in the form of my good running buddy David Brown and Penny I hope you get better soon, yes he looks very fetching in a pink tutu and don’t think you will be getting it back anytime soon 🙂
The course encompasses 3 anticlockwise laps of the parameter of Harrow Recreational Park and on lap 1 only there is a shorter loop to make up the 5k distance! Apart from the finish funnel the entire course is run on tarmac footpath that has two gradual inclines that I do not think would be to taxing to new park runners!
My parkrun time was 34:43 a good time considering I was running in drag 🙂
There is a 40 space free car park at the park itself but you will need to get there early to guarantee a space if you are coming by car!
Toilet facilities are available before the start of the race in the pavilion and it is a great place to have post coffee afterwards!
Harrow parkrun lead by the parkrun director Anand Ondhia and his team of volunteers done a brilliant job today in promoting parkrun community that is marking the 12th anniversary of the birth of parkrun today!
Finally well done to Karen Randell who run her first parkrun today at Luton, welcome to the family!
Mark aka Silent Runner
Run on 01-10-2016