Krakow Park Run

Oh Krakow, how I loved you! Not so much the Christmas Market but the architecture was just amazing. Now if you’ve read my previous posts you will know that I made a huge mistake in Copenhagen in that I stupidly forgot to bring my Park Run barcode which meant I couldn’t partake in the Copenhagen Park Run. Oh how upset I was, in the end we did a lovely run but it wasn’t the Park Run I wanted to do.

When we first booked to go to Krakow going to the Park Run was a no no, mainly due to us all going to the Salt Mines that day, well low and behold a couple of months before we went it turned out the Salt Mines was in the afternoon so we could go to the ball as Cinderella would say.

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I was super excited so I made sure my Park Run barcode was the first thing that I packed, I couldn’t miss out on another opportunity because I was stupid again!!

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We got up early and walked the half an hour to the Park run which was actually a really nice walk especially so early in the morning and thankfully the Park Run was really easy to find. It turned out to be one and a bit laps of a park in the middle of Krakow.

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We made it with a few minutes to spare to take the Park Run photo at the top of this blog. I was really surprised at how many non locals there were, it’s always nice to find out that these Park Run’s bring everyone together from a wide range of places. While we waited for the start we had a lovely natter with a lady who was on holiday as well.

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And we are off!!!

Corrine went off ahead (you can just see her racing ahead in this photo lol), because of how flat the course was she wanted to see if she could PB. I’ve been having problems with my hip, it turns out that I kick my hip out when running because of the broken ankle I had and this now causes massive amounts of pain when I run. I had decided at the beginning that I wanted to see if I could PB myself but well the run was just very meh which meant that I actually ended up running maybe half a mile, then running back to my sister to run the rest with her. I think in the end I was more worried about going down the 800 stairs in the Salt Mines to worry about getting a PB.

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I love this photo! It shows how much I was enjoying just taking a step back and running with my sister.

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I was really happy and surprised with Jess, she has been finding it hard to get out running so when she does it’s a big thing and for the fact that we only stopped twice during this whole run shows how much she has been moving forward. I am forever proud of her.

How cool is the Santa at the end there!

Yep at the end of the race we had a Santa giving out cookies lol, I didn’t accept one so cannot say how they tasted but they looked mighty fine.

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Overall I was really super happy with my Krakow Park Run experience, everyone was so lovely. We got asked to have our photo taken by what I think was the main guy and also to have a group photo with everyone else which was just lovely. We normally are not quite so forward and try to stay in the shadows but everyone was so nice and well it’s a lovely memory to have!

I would of loved to of PB’ed. I can see how the course would help you do this because it was so flat but it just wasn’t my time. if I ever go back you can guarantee that I would be trying my best though.

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