Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Weston super Mare Fun Run

Last Sunday saw our little family down on the sea front once more.  This time it was for Ben and the children to participate in the children's version of the Tough Ten. 

The circuit was a mile long and entries were children from 5 -16years.  The children kicked off before the more challenging adult race!  There were mainly entries from local athletics clubs and we were surprised that there weren't more fun runners really. 
Billy doing 'the Lightening Bolt!
It's the first year we've been able to enter as little B is now just 5 but they really enjoyed running together.

Ben has run a number of marathons and half marathons now and the children were keen to run like daddy!  He was so proud to run the race with them.  We made sure the emphasis was on fun and exercise rather than anything competitive.  However, the entrance fee and the sponsorship we raised went to Diabetes UK and the Children's Hospice respectively.

I cheered them in to the finish line and they were SO delighted to receive a medal for their efforts.  My goodness the pride just swelled in their chests is was joyous to see.

They both took their medals in to 'show and tell' in school on Monday and share their experience with their friends. 

Hopefully March will bring the completion of R's bedroom 'pretty filter', some crochet and a furniture makeover.  All are works in progress so watch this space!  Are you planning anything fun in March?!

Thanks for reading,
J9 x

This week I'm linking up with these fabulous parties!


  1. Too cute! Kids will run ANYWHERE if there is a medal at the end!!

  2. What a great family event, and for a great cause! Your little ones are adorable! :)

  3. This is such a sweet post. You can just see the pride on their face. I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup this week.

    1. Oh Wow!! Thanks so much! That's very exciting! Have a good weekend, J9 x