An unremarkable time at PR today, and certainly not worth posting about if it was my regular course, but I’m super chuffed. I ran Ashton Court for the 5th time with a visiting friend, who’s even more of a PR nerd than I am! She wanted an A for her alphabet challenge, so I was happy to oblige. 😀
It’s a fantastic out and back course with amazing views and it’s well worth a tourism visit if ever you’re in or around Bristol. It’s hard - one massive hill to run up, then down, but boy it’s fun. 👍 It‘s hard not to grin inanely as you make the turn at the top, so I didn’t even try not to! You’re greeted by most popular marshal on the course I should imagine, the one congratulating all the relieved panting runners! 😀😀😀
Running down it feels like you have wings. Fast runners might even find it scary! I don’t, I love it. I even got my usual fake negative splits for kms 2-5 (cheating because of the hill but I’ll take it!) 🏃♀️🏃♀️ My homework will be to crack the 2nd km - it’s brutal and my splits show how much! 🥵
My friend loved it too. She usually runs sub 30 PRs, but she ran just over 34 minutes today. I was 4 minutes slower than her, but we both were buzzing at the finish. It was a perfect day, dry with weak sunshine and no wind.
I love parkrun! Today was number 48, creeping ever closer to the red 50 shirt. Can’t wait! 👏
I hope all you runners had fab runs today too. Isn’t it fantastic? 😀🏃♀️🏃♂️👍