My first parkrun was 28 July 2018 with a time of 37.27 shortly after completing c25k - doesn't seem that long ago but a lot has happened since then, including recently running 10 miles.
So today was my 50th parkrun and it was really great that a small but perfectly formed group of running buddies cheekychipmunks , Dexy5 and UpTheStanley was able to join me to celebrate - not forgetting Flossy the dog! I had resisted the fancy dress option, but Dexy made sure the occasion was marked by supplying me with 'the big 50' numbers for my shirt (see photo)! It was nice to have some 'well done 50' shout-outs from other runners.😀
It was quite windy at Portsmouth Lakeside this morning but thankfully we had a dry spell in between last night's and today's rain - not that you would have known it from the puddles around the lake! I'd decided to take it easy and not push for a PB - UTS and I set off together with the first km only 5.59, but then upped the pace with UTS kindly 'pushing' me for the last km (5.28) and an official parkrun time of 28.51. Dexy and then Cheeky & Flossy were clapped in.
We adjourned to the local Starbucks to refuel, with the 'scores on the doors' that matter being carrot loaf cake - 3, lemon muffin - 1. A great time was had by all !
Oh and the bonus? On Wednesday I knocked 29 seconds off my 10k time - 59.29😀
Happy running everyone!👍