Good parkrun today !

My parkrun PB is 29:30 - but I haven't been anywhere near that for 18 months. I'm not one to try to beat 5K pb at every parkrun and often choose to run much slower with other runners - it is actually good fun to run "easily" :) Last week I ran parkrun in 39 minutes . BUT - it was pacer day today at my local pr and as it is a bit cooler than it has been , I decided to "give it a go" for a change . Most of my training lately has been for a run/walk HM.

I decided to chase the 32 minute pacer - he went out a bit too fast so I trailed him for the first kilometre or so - but as he slowly realised that he was going too fast, I slowly caught up to him - about 2.5K I realised that he was holding me back so I went past him and I stayed in front of him from then on. I could see the 31 minute pacer up ahead but decided that he was too far ahead for me to catch up. BUT, by 4K , I was only 100 metres of so behind the 31minute pacer and I decided to go past him :) .

Finished with 30:49 --- 97th out of 274 - 1st in my age group :) :) - 57% age group - I wonder what time I would have to do to do 60% of age group??? :) Back to a nice easy 8:30/k pace tomorrow

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  • Amazing Bazza, a great run and a brilliant timeπŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸ»

  • 1st in your age group! That's brilliant Bazza πŸ€—

  • That's a good time Bazza. I remember being very excited to see I had come 4th in my age group - then found there were only 4.

  • Don't forget all the ones behind you because they didn't show up!

  • A fine sentiment indeed!!

  • Great stuff, Baza.

    To achieve a 60.0% WAVA, your time would need to be:

    29:03, if your are 69

    29:22, if you are 70

  • Well done Bazza1234 , that's brilliant! I love pacer days at parkrun although we only have odd times or even, rather than every minute.

  • Sounds like a fantastic run. I still haven't braved park run.

  • Brilliant, Bazza - love that you hunted that 31-minute pacer down!

  • Great stuff Bazza, always good to mix things up a bit.

  • Superb judgment and performance there.

  • Yay, well done! πŸ™‚

    I got an email from Parkrun yesters. I was fastest in my age group, out of 8. Chuffed with that but a lady in the 65-69 age group kicked my ass πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

    It's such fun isn't it! πŸ˜€

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