I am lucky enough to know two people who have a knack for flapjack: my mother-in-law and the friend I was staying with last night. So as I set off for Cambridge this morning, I was weighed down with two large tubs of mouthwateringly delicious flapjacks [and yes, I promise that Andy’s reached him intact].
As I waited in the Milton Country Park carpark munching my way through my tub, I armed myself with photos of two Janathoners, sooozie and tonyparkrunner, who I thought might be at the parkrun. Heading towards the start, I scanned the faces of the gathering crowd. Seeing a likely looking chap, I sidled up nervously.
“Are you tonyparkrunner?”, I asked.
“Yes”, he replied, looking startled.
Hurrah! Contact made! We chatted as we waited for 9 o’clock and he introduced me to a couple of other runners from his running club. Sooozie was volunteering and was off somewhere, marshalling.
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After the run, Tony introduced me to Sooozie and we went to grab a coffee. We were joined by Sue, a runner with an impressive number of marathons under her belt. I really enjoyed meeting Soozie and Tony (thank you to both for being so friendly to a slightly mad stalker). If you ever find yourself in Cambridge on a Saturday, I recommend the parkrun and its runners.