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