Greenwich Park Christmas 5k

It wouldn’t be December without a festive race to end the year, and it’s become a bit of a tradition for that to be the RunThrough Greenwich Park 5k. It’s so fantastically well organised and with a great festive atmosphere, that even though I had been feeling significantly under the weather the last few days I wasn’t missing it for anything!

This year I had a new partner in crime to don a Santa hat with and sprint for those mince pies – meet James 🙂 We’ve been together since February but have kept things fairly quiet for a number of reasons. He’s definitely been joining me on a lot of my active adventures this year though! So far he’s kept out of the photos that make it onto the blog, but with the go-ahead to include him in this race recap and exciting fitness things planned for the New Year you will hopefully be seeing a lot more of this cheeky smiling face in 2017!

Greenwich Park 5k

As for the 5k, well, it was a grey, foggy morning and my running was slow and wheezy but I loved it. James and I ran together, laughing at the brilliant costumes worn by some of the more creative runners (inflatable turkey ftw), and just had fun. I always find that when I get ill my asthma flares up unfortunately, and running without music where I can hear my own breathing can be a bit scary, so it was great to have things to distract me!
Greenwich Park 5k

How long the “couples who run together” thing will last I don’t know, but for now I’m stupidly happy that someone is willing to stick at my “tortoise stampeding through peanut butter” pace and actually enjoy it! And according to the timing chips, I crossed the line 1 second before him anyway…

Greenwich Park 5k

Did you run a Christmas race this year? Any outlandish costumes? 

This brings my 2016 race total to 10, including 2 cycling races which I’m pretty happy with! Check out the Races page on the blog for all my recaps.

Beki x

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  • Reply Elle @ keep it simpElle

    I need to return to this tradition next year me thinks!!

    …and great to “meet” James! Welcome to the “tortoise stampeding through peanut butter” pace club! lol We all enjoy it xoxo

    December 20, 2016 at 10:22 am
    • Reply misswheezy

      Thanks Elle! 🙂 You should definitely join next year x

      December 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Maria @runningcupcake

    Your green top is fab- I love it! I remember when I ran with Andy, he would still be walking and I would be running! Not good for the confidence!
    I did a festive five last weekend- someone had a massive santa suit complete with stick on tummy- very good. Although it was a two lap course and each time I ran past one marshal he told me he liked my antlers. Of course I had on my Christmas leggings too.

    December 21, 2016 at 7:14 am
    • Reply misswheezy

      Thanks Maria – it’s a Brooks top, super comfy! I love a good Christmas race, yours sounds great fun. x

      December 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm

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