5 k Colourfully Done !!

I set out to do this I said … No runs ! I’m too old, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

So you can imagine my joy, when not one but three ! runs were added to list and with how much enthusiasm I dragged myself out of bed very early on a Saturday morning; After not much training and way to many camp fire late nights at the fabulous Nantcol waterfalls, to not only face 5 k but to have powder paint thrown at me the whole way.

How wrong could I have been !!

They call it the happiest 5 k on the planet and it certainly is.

From the minute we boarded the train, the team were in high spirits and we set to work getting colourful

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The selfie opportunities alone were worth the early start

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As we joined the masses at the start we were wondering what we had let ourselves in for and we soon found out …. a laughter filled few hrs.

We ran, jogged, walked and danced our way around the NEC, getting more and more colourful with each step.

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Oh and the views wasn’t bad at times either 😉

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We genuinely had a ball and I could not have asked for a better team to complete my first 5k with. Having been there from the very beginning, all 6 have been there through thick and thin of the of the first 5 years of Empathy. I wouldn’t have done Colour Run without them and I couldn’t have moved Empathy forward without them.

Each in their own way experience life with ASD first hand and each are some of the most brave and resilient people I know.

The Originals definitely tasted the Rainbow and did Empathy proud. Whilst they raised most of their sponsorship offline, their page is still live .. so go on give them a click and your support.

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