Did my first Parkrun in January! (Can’t believe it was that long ago!) Anyway I usually work Saturdays so don’t often get a chance. There are 3 Parkruns within about a 40 min drive away! Last time I did Portobello so decided to try Vogrie Country Park!
I was still quite anxious beforehand but that’s just me !! I know I don’t need to be as everyone is very friendly! We have a 9.30 start in Scotland! Husband drove me with older son!
Beautiful sunny morning ! I opted for vest top and my capris with the zip pocket in leg for phone! I’d made a new playlist but didn’t bother with music at all! Didn’t want to wear my running belt either!!
Found out there are only usually 100 to 200 people and everyone I spotted seemed like experienced club runners!!!! Anyway I got chatting to a really nice lady from Huddersfield! She is doing “Alphabet “Parkruns so was delighted to be doing “V” I had no idea people did that!!!!!
Mustn’t waffle on too much! We got under way and course was 2 laps of Park! We were mainly in woods and the paths were very narrow! And much hillier than I anticipated!! I got swiftly overtaken by a man pushing a double buggy near the end!!! It was pretty hard going and I was glad to finish! I came in 111 th out of 195 . 40th woman home in a time of 28.14 which was a few seconds faster than my other parkrun! Met up with lady from Huddersfield! She did 25 mins! We walked back to car park together! A good morning out! (Boys enjoyed their bacon butties in the cafe while I was torturing myself!!!! )