Sunday, 11 November 2012

My first parkrun - Ollie Wilkinson, 8 Years old

I am Oliver, I am 8years old, and on Saturday I did my first parkrun with my Daddy and Uncle.

On Friday, my Daddy asked me if I would like to do parkrun. When I had thought about it I said "Yes!". The next morning I woke up at 7o'clock and had eaten my breakfast and got dressed before I knew it. I was feeling a mixture of feelings:excited, nervous and rushed. When I was getting ready, I couldn't stay still because I was so excited about doing parkrun.

At the start I was thinking how proud that people would be of me if I did it. On the first lap I felt like I could keep doing the same pace the whole way round. When we were running we were talking all the way, which I really liked. When I was running my legs were hurting and I was desperate to get to the finish.

When I crossed the finish line, I was glad that I had beaten my Daddy and Uncle. When I finished I gave a sigh of relief as I was so glad that I had done it.I felt really glad and happy.

When I had finished I talked to my friend from cubs Andrew and his mum who is my cubs leader. I said that I had beaten my Dad and my Uncle and that I was really happy about it.

When we went to get our stuff I was glad to get my Rocky bar that I had been trying to earn the whole time.

After that we went to do the results upload and because I had done so well I had a bacon sandwich from the cafe as a treat.

I got my email the day after I did the parkrun and I was happy that I did it in 35 minutes and 21 seconds. That was faster than I had thought.

I am looking forward to doing it again very soon.


  1. Ah how lovely Ollie, well done you!

  2. Well done Ollie. Georgie and Molly are very impressed! :O)

  3. Brilliant Ollie... now on to your 10-T-shirt! You'll look great in white and gold...


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