Today was all about something new.
For the first time ever, I was part of a running relay. I have doen some walking ones in the past but never running. Builth and District Running Club organised a 15 hour relay, for teams to complete in isolation - send in your times via Strava or similar.
I am part of an online group, South Wales Running community and they organised 2 teams, split into half hour sessions. Complete a minimum of 30 minutes more if you want.
The sessions were allocated and I was on for 9.30 as part of Team B.
I had a trial run on Friday to make sure I could time my run, and also so i could test I culd run for 30 minutes....
This morning I made my way to my chosen start point, I needed to be somewhere flat, as most of my routes start down hill, which wouldn't be fair for my time.
I gave myself enough time to arrive, do my selfies and also a Facebook Live. There were loads of people out for their own runs, but I stood out in my Team B bib.
A few asked what I was doing, so it was nice to tell them about South Wales Running Community and the #BaDRelay15.
At 9.30 off I went, it was busy but I managed to avoid people and was soon into my stride. My playlist was keeping me on my 88 BPM time, so I wouldn't over do it.
For the first time since June last year, I completed a lap of Roath Park and very soon after my 30 minutes were up.
4.32K a whole extra 0.12K longer than my practice run.
Baton was then virtually handed over and I headed back home.
Great fun and even in these times when we acn't be with people it felt like I was part of an event.
(before, after and time)
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.