On my first alarm I leaped out of bed 🚨
Yayyyy we get to drive 2 hours to Noosa!
Mid-wee selfie 🤳
Wake the husband up 😫
Wake the toddler up 😖
In the Range Rover
On the road to Noooooosar.
And when I say Range Rover I mean Hyundai 😂
187.8k later we arrive in Nooooosar.
We drove past the Resource Recovery Centre - what's that?
It sounds aaaaaamazing!
To you & me it's the dump.
How Noooosar is Nooosar?
FYI my child did not sleep for 187.8k
Ohhh this was going to be a great day 🤦♀️
We arrived in the carpark of Noosaville State High, parked the car, unloaded the BOB, loaded onboard 7576578965 snacks, we were ready to run 🏃♀️
Will on the other hand had other ideas and chucked a wobbly when I attempted to place (forcefully chuck him & pin him down) in his pram 🙅
Run brief done ✅
Thank you for such a warm welcome ☺️
You start the run with an uphill?
Okay it's not a huge hill, but the field of participants filter quite quickly.
Run run run up this smallish hill, turn left ⬅️ run run run along the footpath.
Turn left again ⬅️ down a really long hill.
The safety strap which attached the pram to me drags be down the hill.
With the kid, the pram, 6 tonnes of food we really picked up some speed 🌪
Run run run following the path.
There are little rises and turns. 🔀
You run through some kind of foresty bush area. I don't know how to describe it, other than its like doing a train run but with a concrete path.
It's absolutely beautiful.
Run run run - ohh there are the return runners 🏃🏃♀️🏃🏃♀️
Glance at Garmin watch ⌚️
I ain't at the halfway point yet.
Run run run & run some more.
Ben runs past me in the opposite direction.
Yayyyy finally the turnaround point ↩️
Run run run.
Eaten eaten eaten alive by mosquitoes 🦇
I almost needed a blood transfusion.
No. I'm not a hypochondriac 💉
Run run run - there is no one in front of me & no one behind me.
Now I know I've written before about Ivan Milat country, but I assure you this is the Milatish to the max.
Run run run, round a bend, ahhhh 😱
A man, not just any old man, the parkrun photographer.
I've got a confession to make, I did piss myself a little.
But thanks to Poise & pram I was all covered.
Run run run.
Wot. The. Fuck. Is. That?
That. Fucking. Hill. I. Ran. Down. Dragged. Down.
Ohh someone is coming up from behind me.
Let them pass.
Unfair! She had 2 dogs to drag her up the hill.
Head down, bum up and push that mothrfucking pram up that hill.
Run. Run. Run.
I look up 👀
I'm 1/2 way there.
Head down push push push.
I. Made. It.
Heart rate 198, heart attack country 👊
Ohhh but it's not over yet 🤦♀️
Turn right ➡️
Run run run along the path
Turn right ➡️ back down the hill to the finish line.
I almost died over the line in 35.49
I run into Scott from the UK 🇬🇧 again, he had run at Surfers Paradise parkrun the week before.
He claims to have known nothing about me.
I'm calling bullshit 😂
Lea & Steve, Lisa & Caroline & Chris, thank you for making me so welcome.
Noosa truely is a beautiful parkrun.
I also give the run committee 10/10, we got our parkrun times before we had even left the carpark.
After parkrun we ventured towards Hastings street.
We got the shits with the traffic.
I Prue'ed and Trude'ed the pronounciation of every flash car I saw, Ben threatened to crash our car into the next "Porsha" he saw.
When I corrected him "Pooooursssh" he turned that car around and we left.
Let's go to Eumundi and have breakfast?
Drive to Eumundi 🚗
Can't find a carpark 😤
Almost drove to Kenilworth to partake in the Kenilworth Bakery 1kg donut challenge.
Running Guy - this is a challenge for you!
Where did we end up?
At the The Ginger Factory - Wills favourite 👦🏼
Sometimes all you need is gingerbread man for brekky & a kid squealing with delight at the gingerbread man statues calling them bears 🐻
Would I do Noosa parkrun again?
Once I buy a team of Husky sledding dogs to get me up that hill 🐺🐺🐺