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New PB round Lyme Park! 32:19

Being the Bank Holiday weekend I was free from my regular routine of taking my son to Rugby Tots on a Sat morning so decided to run the Lyme Park Parkrun.

Gauging from my effort I suspected I'd gone out a bit too fast at the start but that didn't stop a runner pushing a buggy past me! :o Settled down into a "comfortable but hard" effort and relaxed into the run and was hoping to catch a veteran runner, who was occasionally taking a breather on the ascents, at the end where the course finishes with a gradual up grade of about 7% on average. Alas whilst my quarry was in sight my legs just didn't have much left in them and I got myself home in a time of 32:19. Still I beat my previous time by 8secs :)

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Well done on the personal best. I read somewhere that a good method for catching another runner is to imagine a rope tied to their waist and it's pulling you closer and closer to them. When you pass then, you just lasso another runner and let them winch you onwards.

I haven't tried it with runners as I don't seem to come across many going the same direction as me, but it also works with hills - lasso something at the top of the hill and let it pull you up.


It sounds like you gave it your all with no effort gone to waste. It's good to know what's possible when you really push yourself. Sounds like a hilly but enjoyable course :)

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