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W2R2 First Parkrun!

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I’m a bit behind on the old B25K plan but this morning I did week 2’s 5k. It was also my first Parkrun! Photo is of me and the parkrunners, not in a park, but on Hove seafront.

I picked up speed in the 4th kilometre as I tried to work out how to run ‘from the hips’. Still not sure if I’m doing it right but getting a ‘running MOT’ on Wednesday so will see how that goes. Think this will have to be my last bit of spending on running for a while though as all the shoes and physio is mounting up!

I think the new shoes are helping with the hard surface. I ache all over at the mo but I’m putting that down to also borrowing a ‘Brighton Bike’ yesterday and going cycling for the first time in donkey’s years.

I think I’ll go for W2R3 and 6k on Monday though I am a bit daunted by it.

I got my Parkrun results about an hour after the run. I did 5k in 29:31 and was 264th out of 366 runners. Bit knackered now. Time for a chocolate hobnob.

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misswobble profile image

Well done 💪👍😃🏃‍♂️🏅.

If you slow down it could help with the niggles. If you’re new to running, and exercise in general, it’s too early to be pushing things

Enjoy your hobknob 😋

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jimmersGraduate10 in reply to misswobble

I might do that. Have just been reading up on form and I might have to make that my focus for a few months!

Wizziewood profile image

Well done you! ... brilliant time! You definitely deserve that hobnob!

Keep up the good work ... happy running!

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jimmersGraduate10 in reply to Wizziewood


UpTheStanley profile image

30 mins is a classic Parkrun target time, so ‘twas a bit careless to get there at the first attempt 🤭. Great effort though!

I think you can overthink running style. Trying something that doesn’t come naturally seems counterintuitive somehow.

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jimmersGraduate10 in reply to UpTheStanley

Yeah, relearning something as ingrained as ‘how you move’ seems a bit crazy but I’m going to have a look at it and see if I can learn some improvements.

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jimmersGraduate10 in reply to UpTheStanley

Also, on the target time: oops!

Oldfloss profile image

Well done you... and the 6K is lovely :)

Dexy5 profile image

Well done you, Jimmers. That’s an excellent 1st Parkrun. I used to live in Hove in the 80s and loved its wide prom. Parkrun hadn’t been thought of then. Good luck with your b210k - I’m on the same week as you.

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