there will roads open close enough to drop off, half hour is plenty of time... not sure about the line for the loos though, maybe go at the coach way before getting in a cab , closures will start around that time though, last year i was a marshal and we met up in the centre and i had to get back to bletchley , i made it, but was a long route due to closures around the shopping centre
ring a local taxi service and book a cab ready when coach is getting near
my girl started running at school , yr 4 , try outs for X country, got in the team and was in it every year, she was 4th overall at our city yr 6 finals .
she loves running , but she also plays netball and trains for that weekly , keeps her fit
she runs in secondary school X country now, 3k series , and comes to parkrun if they they have no netball matches , shes now 12 and has a sub 24 5k, she can beat me, which i love .
i have never put her in a club , they are odd times for us to get her to,
i think if children love to run they will always love it , and will only compete well if they love it,
we recently took her to an open X country , the under 11s race 8-11 yrs was 200+ the under 13s had around 40 girls, every one of those girls in the under 13s wanted to be on that start line, the younger crew didn't look as thrilled to be there !
parents can be a great encouragement for children to be active, if they see their mums and dads and adults having fun, running and competing , they will be more inclined to join in and its normalised into a healthy lifestyle
i used to run with her at parkrun a year ago, now she deffo runs with me
gah!!! shifts, it would be okay if there was pattern, mine have no pattern, they are proper random , and do/have interfered with marathon training , i never skip long runs, i may change their day or time though.
i have often stayed up post night shift to run , i get a bit grumpy , i am pretty organised food wise as i have kids to cater for , they are not very young, but easier to prep/plan food on time off and use slow cooker alot to make bean/lentil casseroles or curry in so its ready when i walk in
i buy a lot of smoked mackerel ready cooked , so its to heat up , and eat alot of pasta, cous cous and omelettes, as i'm impatient and want food fast
my worst shift is long day 7am- 20:30 , i might jog home after them , but is only 3 miles , but okay for an odd 'easy' run and better than no run
i got a 6 month contract last year of 9-5 mon - fri (clinic) hated it , too routine , went a bit mad lol
so as annoying as shifts can be, theres a lot to said for midweek days off too