After going on the train to Liverpool St (I’m an old hand at this now) we had to take the Docklands Light Railway to Canary Wharf. The train bit was ok but to get to it we had to walk down some tunnels and use some lifts. I discovered I’m not very keen on lifts.
Canary Wharf is all concrete and roads with only a little patch of grass. I wasn’t allowed in the shopping mall where the toilets ere so a friendly BHF helper looked after me for a few minutes.
I had a chat to my fellow canine runners (one of whom I had met at the previous run) whilst everyone else jumped up and down and waved their hands in the air (funny things, people).
The route was all on roads and a nice policeman stopped the traffic whilst I settle in at the back. There were so many people there it took ages to cross the start line when the horn went.
We had to do laps again and I had my very own fan club. Every time we went past they would wave their pompoms in the air and shout ‘Go Doggy Go!’
Running on tarmac was all the time was very hard on my paws but it makes going at a steady pace easier. It was a fun route because I could watch runners coming towards me as well as those in front of me. Every now and then there were crossings where people wanting to cross the road had to wait until I went past. Normally I have to wait for them so I felt very important.
On the last lap I had a moment of triumph. I actually past another canine friend and managed to stay ahead until the end!!!!!
After getting my medal at the finish I was given a banana and drink so stopped for a rest and a chat with a fellow runner. He was a beginner like me but had managed to beat my time whilst running twice as far.
When we got back to Liverpool Street station we had an hour to wait for the train. I was so tired I didn’t even notice people stopping to say hello.
A big thank you to all who sponsored me
My next run is Milton Self-Transcendence #3 5k on 3/6