Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Come rain or shine - we will be there every first Saturday of the month!

Last Saturday everyone had a fantastic time racing at six of our seven locations - Coventry, Leamington, Solihull, Stratford, Coalville, Nuneaton and Birmingham. Unfortunately the Leicester event had to be cancelled due to floods. The sun was out in the morning, which made a welcome break from normal January weather. The unexpected sunshine raised everyone’s spirits, and the first to get stuck in were the parents, some of whom were there at 08:30am to help set things up.

When the event started at 09:00 am there were over a hundred children across seven locations ready to run races and many parents joined in as well. The wet January weather had made the ground really muddy so the children were splashing there way energetically through wet and boggy ground. Needless to say, many ended the race covered in mud but extremely happy, like Jessica attending Kids Run Free in Nuneaton.

The drive and commitment that some of the children showed was really incredible. One boy lost his shoe half way through the race but he didn’t give up, splashing a bare foot through the mud until he finished! Two year old Rita here wasn’t content to run the 0-2 races, so she ran all of them!

All the children and parents who came had lots of fun. Here’s six year old Sam, looking every bit the part of an explorer!

The children and parents had a great time together.

A big thank you to everyone who volunteered!

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