Moor Park 10K 2015 (Time – 01:00:15)

My 5th consecutive Moor Park 10K run. It has become a tradition now to do this around my birthday time 🙂

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Taking Calisthenics to a whole new level

We have all done calisthenics at some point in our lives, for most it would be during our childhood gym sessions in school whilst others would have done some form of it in training for sporting activities or even general keep fit routines. Other than the usual pull ups/push ups/dips, I have never really included it in my routines. But the video below might have just made me in to a Calisthenic convert, literally mindblowing.

Moor Park 10K 2012 (Time – 01:03:28)

Following my car accident, my lower back has been a killer; I have been unable to go the gym or run. With absolutely no training I decided not to run the Moor Park 10K race that I had pre-booked. But today morning as I went to church, the sign at the front of the church had an inspirational quote from former 400m Olympic champion Michael Johnson, it read “As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.”

I decided not to let my injury keep me down and went ahead with the race. I was going to complete the course even if I had to walk it and that is pretty much what I did for most parts of the course. I could feel the severe back pain kick in as I went around the course but my mind just kept screaming “Keep going you can do this!!!” Crossing the finishing line was an amazing feeling, possibly clocked my worst 10k time but definitely the best 10K race I have ever run/walked. Till next year Moor Park, I will be back!!

Crossing the Moor park 10K finishing line

Crossing the Moor park 10K finishing line

Bushy Park 10K (Time – 00:53:54)

Me and Prash with our medalsFirst race of the year, with 2 weeks of training and a busted knee, never really expected to break any records. But kicked off the season with a fairly good run of 53 minutes and 54 seconds in strong wind and rain. Bushy Park 10K is a relative easy run, no hills to really worry about and is great for first time runners. The 2 laps around the park is actually quite refreshing for the lungs. I also managed to rope in my brother-in-law to be, to run his first 10K race and he did an amazing job not only achieving a personal best but also pushing me along as I began to limp because of the knee. It was a relief to finish and had my wonderful fiancee waiting in the rain for us with a hot dog. Priceless!