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Parkrun a success

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10

A much shorter report befitting of a much faster run. It wasn’t pretty but I ran every single step, up or down hill and even managed a sprint to the end.

At points I had to draw on Couch weeks 7-9 speeds to make it up the hills but I did it.

Did I enjoy it? No. It was windy and muddy and far too steep up and down in places. But I have a massive sense of achievement. And it was nice being cheered along, especially when you make it to the top of a climb without stopping.

It was slightly slower than the incorrect official time for the first one, which is annoying as I was actually about 12 minutes faster, coming in at 40:50. Given the terrain, I’ll take that.

Digging out my parkrun band it didn’t fit and I had to move two holes tighter - my wrists have shrunk in the six months between runs!

New shoes were both fantastic and essential today. I wore them around the house the past three days as a precaution but they were really comfy and gripped well on mud and wet rubble/rock as well as crossing a tarmac road. Great value only £45 at Decathlon.

My next parkrun will be flatter. I don’t know where and, as I prefer a longer weekend run, I don’t know when.

Enjoy your next run x

15 Replies
oldestnewest

Congratulations Jay, that’s a great performance in difficult circumstances.

I think I’ll invest in a pair of the same trail shoes from Decathlon with my Christmas money 😀👍

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10

Think I can spot the hills!! Great that you ran it all. Congratulations and Happy New Year. 🎆🎊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Woohoo well done Jay! You did it. 👏🎉👏🏃

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Congratulations for even returning to Lyme Park Jay, let alone running it all. Parkrun tourism required for you to enjoy it I think.

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate10

Skinny wrists, new shoes Woo hoo!!👊 Well done on showing those hills! 💪💪🦋

Goforitmama
GoforitmamaGraduate10

You well and truly nailed it! Faster, better, stronger and muddier too.

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

👏👏👏well done Jay!! Great way to end the year 🤗🎉

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate10

Well done! Just shows how much progress you've made. Enjoy the next flat one! 👟👟

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Yay, congratulations on your return to the ‘killer’! I thought about you as I was trotting round my flat tarmac paths 😂

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

Brilliant Jay, great time too. That run must have been sooooo satisfying and you should try a nice, enjoyable flat park run next. If you do your long run in the weekends you could do what some of our elite parkrunners do and do the parkrun twice. Have to say its amazing to see them running up again still looking fresh and it gives me an extra incentive to finish faster, hoping they won’t overtake me 🤣

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10
in reply to lexi6

At Lyme Park some cross the finishing line then run the route in reverse 😳🤷‍♂️

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

Masochists!

Excellent run Jay, I'm beginning to think that maybe I should venture back to a park run sometime in the new year.

jayval70
jayval70Graduate10

Well done Jay. So brave of you to go back and face your nemesis. You should be proud.

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Lyme Park revisited - well done Jay! I still smile when I remember your first Lyme Park report! 😂😊❤️🏃‍♂️

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