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“Who’s that fat bloke marching….”

by Barry
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Well, this weekend it was me!  On Sunday my family and I took part in the Sport Relief mile, organised by Quedgeley and Hardwick parish councils and was completed around the Waterwells business park.  Around 150 runners of all ages took part in either a 1, 3 or 6 mile run depending on how keen they were and the weather was very kind, resulting in a really enjoyable family day and a feeling “of enormous well-being”.

It was great to be able to take part in the event as a family, myself and Eloise (7) decided to run it (though she wanted to cart-wheel) and Amanda walked it with Holly and Leo (though Leo wanted carried for most of the way).  I had thought that going with the kids would make it easier as they wouldn’t want to run the whole way, but largely (and to my dismay) Eloise proved me wrong.

The proudest moment for me though was about 3/4 of the way round and Eloise said “I really want to stop, but seeing all those children, then I can’t give up”.  (She watched a lot of the Sport Relief Programme with us).  Made me very proud to see her caring attitude to the wider world!  (If only she had the same for her siblings 😉 )

So, a great day and you never know, maybe Ellie and I could consider the 3 mile next time…

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