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Park run, first ever sub 30, woohoo, 29.49, woohoo

ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate10

Newbiggin park run this morning, attendance down on last week but still looked about 200.

I thought I would try a quick one and see how it went.

At the start the first 50 metres are on heavy sand but then it is a flat 1.2k along the promenade. I got to 1k in 5.40 ish but then you hit a steep slope and steps which inevitably slows you down. However back on pace for the 3rd km before hitting that slope again second time around.

With 1km to go I was about 10 seconds off a half hour time but managed to get home in 5.28 to sneak under 30 minutes. I finished in 60th place.

After coming close a number of times I'm really happy with that. One of my 2019 running goals achieved already.

Now on Day 14 of my 50 5Ks in 50 days challenge and feeling good.

Well done to everyone out running this weekend.

Run happy, run safe.

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Absolutely brilliant Chris! You’re definitely on fire! 🏃🏃👏👏

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Blimey! Amazing achievement. Especially with all those back to back runs and what sounds like a pretty challenging 5k at best!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

Wow Chris!! That’s fantastic! Look at that pace!! Amazing....well done you!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🤗❤️

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

A dream of a run Chris!

Absolutely brilliant 👌👏👏👏😊xx

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Congratulations Chris - and 14 days into 50 5ks too!

Well done to you! Congratulations!😊🍾🥂🎉👏🏻👍☀️ 💥⚡️ 🏃🏻🤸‍♂️🏃🏻🤸‍♂️🏃🏻🤸‍♂️ Sub 30 is lovely 'milestone' to conquer! 😊 A lovely new year gift! 😊 🎁🎄

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator

Congratulations on the PB and breaking that 30 barrier... great start to the parkrun year.

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Wow, very very well done! X

ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate10
in reply to FlickM3

Thanks Flick

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Yay! Well done on a new PB, Chris! 🎉🎉🎉 A great milestone to reach, especially if you’re starting on heavy sand! 😊❤️

jayval70
jayval70Graduate10

Brilliant. Well done 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Great job Chris. Those 5k runs are really agreeing with you!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Wow, well done ChrisAllen1, amazing time! And I’m jealous at your run location...having just got back from Northumberland I’m desperate to run by the sea again...

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate10

Congratulations Chris, great to be able to tick that one off!

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