Seven things you’ll be feeling after doing Run Preston

Posted on - 28th September, 2014 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Observations, Preston City Centre, Recreation, What's On in Preston

If you’ve done Run Preston you’ll be feeling suitably smug while sitting with your feet up in front of the TV tonight.


Here’s a few reflections and feelings you’ll have experienced during the 10k, which I was also part of the hundreds pounding the city streets for.

1. This hill will haunt you

The flat before the climb Pic: Tony Worrall

The flat before the climb Pic: Tony Worrall

Not once, but twice. Jesus wept it hurt. 5k lot, you did it once. Anyone who did the 5k, and then the 10k, well you’re just insane.

2. A selfie like this is well deserved


Go team! Well done Cathryn Brown

3. That old guy

You think you’re young, reasonably in shape, and then someone at least 30 years older than you breezes past you along Broadgate before the park. Effortless.

4. Answering your phone while running

What Bluetooth headsets are made for, whoever you were down alongside the river (South Ribble side) on the first lap it was highly amusing. “Hello, sorry mate I’m on a run. Not a good time, no.”

5. That hill again

Runners heading down towards Avenham Park

Hmmm, in a previous year they went down that hill…

Nightmares. The first time, you think “yeah, this is ok” and then your breathing gets ridiculous near the top. Second time, shut your eyes, pump your legs and try to ignore the spectactors.

6. Spectators looking smug

Look at you, in your warm jacket, with your cup of tea. And whoever the kid was waving the doughnut at us near the bridge, do one 😉

7. The last bit

Sprinting through the city centre, people clapping like mad and the great civic buildings of Preston around. Great feeling.

So, well done everyone who ran and for the causes you ran for today. Or just did it for fun. We’ll see you on the Run again next year. And thanks to everyone who was involved in organising it.

Did you do Run Preston? How did you get on? What was the toughest and best bits? Let us know in the comments below

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