No, I’m not dead!


Just call me Prambo! Photo by Lis Yu

Apologies everybody for the incredibly lengthy gap between my last post and this one – I’ve been busy! On Friday 26thof October at 21:54, Lis and I became parents to a beautiful baby boy – Charlie Morgan Yu. My son is clearly a chip off the old block and a fan of endurance events; after a 60 hour labour, he was finally delivered via emergency caesarean-section due to complications! Lis and Charlie are both now doing really well one month later.

Running has, unsurprisingly, fallen down my list of priorities – writing about running even more so! Lis has been incredibly generous with my running and continues to encourage me to head out. Some days I don’t have the energy, and other days I don’t have the desire, or the window of opportunity disappears. In truth, running fell way down in my list of priorities after the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon in early September – I actually have a near-finished race report for that particular event, but I just can’t bring myself to finish it due to how long ago it was.

parkrun has allowed me to continue feeling like a member of the local running community. Lis and I have had so many well-wishers come forward to offer congratulations, which really has been touching. parkrun has seen me through quite a few of life’s milestones over the past seven years!

Discussing my situation with Nigel Beecroft, we agreed that it’s been good while it lasted, with mostly weekly posts and the occasional twice-weekly post when a race features since 2012. Moving forward, I’ve decided to only post when I visit a new parkrun/experience a parkrun of significance and when I have a race to report on.

Speaking of races, I do have the Brass Monkey Half Marathon in January but I’m just going to complete that for fun and challenge myself with finishing in under 90 minutes, which may be a stretch based on current endurance levels…