I survived Ashton Court parkrun - 2.5k up, 2.5k down “with steep bits ... where there’s no shame in walking”. I was super nervous and had no idea how I’d fare. It’s rated 495 out of 519 parkruns in elevation! 😳
But I didn’t walk once, I didn’t even feel like I needed to! I overtook people on the hill, and I was pleasantly surprised how easy I found it. Proud isn’t the word. 😀 My regular parkrun (Eastville Park) had prepared me more than I realised with its hills. My time is going to be very similar too I think. I had visions of it being my slowest 5k ever.
I had my MMR splits set at 0.10k so I’d get regular updates to tick off. I had a couple of landmarks to reach (the cottage, the stony path) and they came up way quicker than I thought they would. And then we turned and ran down which was amazing! 👍🏃♀️
My friend (gazelle) cheered me in (and my running buddy obviously! 🐕), then we had mince pies and a cuppa. I’m buzzing! 😀
I absolutely cannot wait for New Years Day - bring on that double. I’ve got this! 💪💪🏃♀️🏃♀️🐕🐕
Merry Christmas everybody! 🏃♀️🎄🏃🎄🐕