Bella did it! And she was fantastic the whole way around. After a week of chest problems, she managed to run far more of the 5K than I thought she would, and walked the rest at a great pace.
The best thing was that as soon as we finished (and she managed a sprint across the finishing line) she said that she wants to do it again. And next year she wants to start with the joggers and jog the whole 5k and then the year after she wants to start with the runners and try and win it!
I am very proud of Bella and very proud of Lily, who cheered us on and hugged us and clapped until I thought her arms might drop off, even though she wanted to do it with us (next year).
I'm also proud of my Mum, who said she wished she had been able to do it with us. And who obviouly doesn't realise that out of all of us, she made the biggest effort today. But I realise it. I know how much effort it took.
Thank you Mum. We love you.