Cross Country..

Over the last few weeks, me and my youngest children have been enjoying being part of a running club. I used to be part of a running club years ago and loved it but my youngest children had never been a part of one before. 

We have been doing lots of training and racing; well the kids have!! I just wish I was a lot fitter. If it wasn’t for my love of cakes!!

Last week they both ran cross country for their schools. It was so cold I did not envy them racing, well maybe a little but not in vest and shorts, it was freezing!! I got so wrapped up, I hate being cold.

Me and mini me before her race!! Looking all fresh and ready to race. I would want to keep my coat on, it is cold, brr.

It was so cold and frosty!! Frost and sunshine is OK but so so cold in the shade!

Trainers selfie!! I am wrapped up nice and warm in my fleecy joggers!

From the photos, it looks like a warm Summers day!! I can ashore you it wasn’t though, lol.😆 It looks so pretty out in the woods. 

The boy’s race. My son working hard on the hills.

And the girl’s race. Off they go.

They both did great and are improving week by week. I am so proud of them both. Not a day goes by where they don’t run. They are doing a runstreak and doing a great job. They even ran in the pouring rain the other day throughout a park that way flooding with all the rain. Now I am officially the slowest runner in the house 😕. Best up my game!!

I would love to get fit for next year. Maybe then I will be joining them for cross country races. Then again, maybe not!! I have been saying this for years now.

Linking up our Cross Country fun over at Coombe Mill.

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13 Comments

  1. Coombe Mill
    26th November 2016 / 11:33 am

    What a fab day of friendly competition for the kids, I always love reading about the running adventures you guys get up to. It's great that they get to take part in a running club and are surrounded by like minded people who can help encourage them. Well done to both of them for completing their cross country runs in the frost!Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th November 2016 / 1:55 pm

      Aww thanks for the lovely comment and stopping by Fiona. Love to join in with your country kids links x

  2. Tamar SB
    26th November 2016 / 1:14 pm

    Well done them!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th November 2016 / 1:56 pm

      Aww, thanks Tamar.

  3. Margarett Murphy
    26th November 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Brr it looks cold. Well done to them both.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th November 2016 / 1:58 pm

      It was so Cold! Aww thank you.

  4. Rachel @ Coffee, Cake, Kids
    26th November 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Gosh they are brave – it looks cold! Well done to them both though! #countrykids

  5. Kezzie
    26th November 2016 / 11:18 pm

    That's so good! They are doing so well! My 7-year old niece has been running lots with her Mum and is going to do some races soon!x

  6. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    28th November 2016 / 3:10 am

    It's great how you all run!!

  7. csuhpat1
    28th November 2016 / 6:12 am

    Very nice. It makes me remember my cross country days 30 years ago.

  8. Two Tiny Hands
    28th November 2016 / 7:48 pm

    That's great that you have a family of runners such an achievement doing so much. Now I just need to find a way to motivate myself to do the same!! #countrykids

  9. Sonia Constant
    29th November 2016 / 12:45 pm

    Great photos. I love the woodland photos. Coming over from #CountryKids 🙂

  10. Odd Socks and Lollipops
    29th November 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Looks like such fun! I used to do Cross Country when I was at school and for the school team and it was always a lot of fun, I wasn't a big fan of the cold though! #CountryKids

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