I'm in the Bridge to 10k Community because there isn't a Consolidating 5k Community.
But, anyway, I'm happier than Larry (who was Larry anyway?) tonight because:
1) I've found a new (just over) 5k route which starts and finishes at my house and (I live in Perth) it involves crossing the River Tay twice on two different bridges so it's aesthetically pleasing which I do feel is important. It took me nearly 33 minutes but that's progress on C25k week one when I wouldn't have dreamt I'd be doing it at all.
2) It has a hill close to the end which I assumed I would walk up but ran (slowly) up without a problem.
3) I managed a sprint finish at the end. Although I'm 50 and until February of this year I'd not run since school, and although I was totally rubbish at running then too, I do remember I had a sprint finish. I'd forgotten about it till tonight.
4) Getting to the point at last... I've never been sporty but I do know I have the capacity to be competitive at, for instance, Scrabble. When I do Parkrun I'm near the end but I admit - STRICTLY between ourselves you understand - that I get a boost from overtaking someone. So, my thought from my first ever run through the city centre is that it's a great place to enjoy the sensation of overtaking. To be fair, you're overtaking innocent souls ambling from the pub to the chippy, who aren't even wearing trainers and are unaware they're racing you but still, you're overtaking, right?