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damienair
damienairModerator

Hello everyone,

Sorry I’m a bit late starting today. It is very stormy here. Yellow alert wind warning ⚠️ and wind speeds are very strong. I’m going to leave my run for today and do it tomorrow instead.

I hope the weather is better where you are. Enjoy your runs everyone and I look forward to reading all the run reports. For anyone new to this, a group of us here run 5K at the weekend and pretend it’s a parkrun. Not of course it’s not really, it is a (not)parkrun. You can run, jog or walk. Everyone is welcome to join in, just like the real thing.

Happy running everyone,

Damien

125 Replies

Hi damienair and running friends. Sorry the weather’s not good for you Damien, but very sensible to stay at home and be safe.👍

I did my (not) Parkrun at Bognor Regis this morning. I think I mentioned previously that we’ve got a Parkrun club at work. We organised a virtual 5K relay race this morning with 3 runners in each team🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ I led off for my team so I didn’t want to let the others down. There was a strong wind on the seafront but luckily it was from the south and I was running east to west so I wasn’t really affected by it😊 I ran under 6:00/km for each of my 5 km and finished in 28:25, which is my best time this year I think🙂 I’m pleased with that!😀

Happy running everyone 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️👍

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to David_G

Well done David. 🏃‍♂️🌊

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to David_G

Brilliant run David_G ! 👍🙂

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to David_G

Great run David 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to David_G

Very well done David. Great running and great finish time. I'd be very very happy with that.

Damien

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Good afternoon Damien, if it's not the ice or snow, it's the wind and rain which stops us from going out, I hope the weather improves for your run tomorrow.

I had to WALK for the first time ever my 49th virtual /36th (not parkrun) this morning, I have a touch of sciatica on my right leg and it's still a bit sore if I walk fast, let alone run, BUT that won't stop me next weekend doing that magic No. 50 even if I have to walk it again.

Doris8
Doris8Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Well done getting out . Sciatica can be a nightmare. 😀

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Doris8

You are correct Doris8, up to last December all my 5K runs have been sub 35 minute times, my average time is 33.30, I tried to run this morning, managed 1K in 9.02, usually my first 1K is 6.30, after that I just walked the remaining 4K.

I will just have to be patient and hope the soreness/sciatica will go away, it's only sore when I run, in the meantime I will walk the Saturday morning's (not) parkrun as I did this morning.

Beatlesforever
BeatlesforeverGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Ouch sciatica is a bit of a nightmare but it will eventually go away. It's good that it doesn't stop you walking at least. Look after yourself Al.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

I hope so Beatlesforever, it is only sore when I try to run or walk fast, hopefully if I don't run or walk fast the soreness will go. 😊 Remember in parkruns, whether not parkruns or official ones you can walk, jog or run, unlike the later runs of C25K when you have to run, W3R5 to run 3 of week 9

Week7
Week7Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Good luck next Saturday. What an achievement! Hope you feel better by then but I know you'll make it whatever the circumstances.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Week7

Thanks Week7, I will definitely do it next week, whether it's a walk as today, it will be my 50th virtual parkrun which began on 21st March 2020, however, the official (not) parkruns started on June 20th, which will be No. 37.

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to AlMorr

Ouch! Hope your sciatica settles soon AlMorr! 🤞

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks Sandraj39, I hope so too, this morning when I walked my 49th virtual 5K "run" I saw more runners about than I have seen this year, a lot to do with the milder weather..

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to AlMorr

Well done Al. I ended up doing my run yesterday. It was a beautiful Spring morning. My wife went away to look after her Dad for the day so I was with our 2 boys. I took them off to a park, cooked dinner, made a Cider for the Summer and a few other bits and bobs. My run was a mix of running, jogging and walking. I hope your Sciatica gets better for you soon.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien, it's not so bad this morning but I wouldn't want to try and run yet, perhaps on Saturday I'll try a short run with the walking and see how it goes

Rennur
Rennur60minGraduate

43:57. Not bad for me and a lot (50 seconds) faster than last week plus it was my slightly harder route. Lots of fair weather runners out today!

I tried to look for the shade today , as it was quite warm with the sun out. What a difference to last weekend! Not quite Texas temperature variance but still! I am not complaining about the sun!

Odd to think that I thought it would be my slowest so I wasn't really going for a quick one whereas it was only 35 seconds off my fastest and 22 seconds off my fastest for this route.

PLUS I did another 13 minutes to get to just under 6.5K, so I went over my 55 minutes target. Next week will be 60 minutes and I will save myself until the week after to get to my 7K target.

Doris8
Doris8Graduate10 in reply to Rennur

Well done not far to get your 60 mins. Keep it up😀

030961
03096160minGraduate in reply to Rennur

Good luck for next week, 7K is fantastic. Two custard slices await!

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Rennur

Very well done. Nice running and best wishes for your 7K challenge.

Rennur
Rennur60minGraduate in reply to damienair

It might be next week. I might just stick to 60 minutes this week. Just so I can celebrate each milestone separately!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10

Hi damienair, thanks for posting this, breezy here but mild at 11 degrees we had a great run this morning and 5k covered for the (not) park run Enjoy your run tomorrow

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to WillowandSola

Very well done. Yes it was much nicer yesterday. The storm had blown over to leave a lovely Spring morning behind.

RunningJ123
RunningJ123Graduate10

Hi! Good idea to wait for better weather.. Hope tomorrow will be nice!

I did 5k this morning, and was kinda slow compared to other weeks, but anyway... Had been feeling a bit tired and a bit stressed the last few days so maybe that didn't help.

Glad to have got out in the fresh air anyway.

Went about half an hour later than usual, and I was amazed how many other runners there were! Also that most looked like relative beginners too, not super fit professional types!!! Nice to feel part of the team, even though total strangers😁

Rennur
Rennur60minGraduate in reply to RunningJ123

Not super fit professional types? Well you clearly didn't see me!! ....Chance would be a fine thing!

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to RunningJ123

Very well done. I was the same as you. A little tired after the week. But I enjoyed getting out for a run. I ended up running, jogging and walking my way around the 5K.

Nicky2603
Nicky260360minGraduate

Hi Everyone, first time I have posted on (not) park run. I did a good time today 30mins, it is a lovely day here the sun is out and a slight wind. I done the run with my brother socially distanced round our local park. I hope weather improves Damienair so you can get out tomorrow.

Week7
Week7Graduate10 in reply to Nicky2603

Good pne!

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Nicky2603

Welcome Nicky!

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Nicky2603

Welcome Nicky. Great to have you on board. Sorry I am only replying to you now. I took a decision to step away from my phone and computer this weekend. I was doing a Tender last week and had the need for a break from Technology. So I am just catching up now. Great running and very well done on your 30 minute 5K. Looking forward to having you with us next weekend.

Damien

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10

Good afternoon Damien!

Oh this winter weather! Will it never calm down? Hope you are able to get out tomorrow 🤞

It was windy and spitty here but possibly the warmest day this year so I was able to wear my cropped running leggings at last.

It was our parkrun’s 5th birthday so we had a Strava/Facebook event and ‘get together’ of sorts. There was even a ‘happy birthday’ banner at the pavilion in the park. I took the opportunity to wear my non-COVID apricot for the first time since the last tourist run exactly a year ago.

Today was also my first post-vaccine (not)parkrun and the first since having it on Tuesday that I’ve felt 100% (sore arm & tiredness only really). All I can say is that Bill Gates, thank you very much! Your nanotechnology has helped me get another pb! 26:47, can’t quite believe it really!

Happy running everybody and all the best Damien 🤗

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

This time last year I would have been very happy with a time like that! Great run TailChaser

👍🐱👍

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Katnap

Perhaps I’ll be able to keep up with you soon 🤣

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

💥💥💥💥💥

Week7
Week7Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

That's a fast one! Very impressed. Congratulations.

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Week7

Thanks Week7 😃

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Speedy stuff TC!!🏎

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Thanks BC, not quiet Lewis Hamilton but very happy with it 😁

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Did Bill send you congratulations via his chip TC!😜

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

He said ‘free, reliable wifi for a year for every pb!’ (I wish!) 😁

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to TailChaser

Wow! Super-speedy time TailChaser - well done!🙂👍

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks Sandra 😃

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Congratulations TailChaser on that PB, not long before you can get a sub 25 minute 5K. 😊 🏃🏾

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I hope so Al but it took me two years to get past 27 minutes so don’t hold your breath! Thank you 😊

nowster
nowsterGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Certainly don't hold your breath for 27 minutes. 😵

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to nowster

🤣🤣🤣

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to TailChaser

Oh wow. Congratulations TailChaser , that is fantastic. I am absolutely delighted for you. Super running and super speedy 26:47 PB. Brillian job and well done.

Damien

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien 😃, I remembered I was edging towards sub 27 this time last year, I was getting faster each parkrun but then it all got mucked up by the pandemic. However, I think I'm in a better place this year as the weekly run is much tougher and I've got more core and leg strength. My legs seem to like this time of year for some strange reason!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

It is good to be back reporting on a Saturday 5k, albeit a weird one! I met a seasoned runner I know a couple of hundred yards away from my normal starting point; he said “why not jog along together up to the car park?” So I ran about 1k with him, a tad faster than I had planned. He peeled off into the car park, at which point I realised that I hadn’t set my watch!🙄 I stopped, set it, and then ran a couple of k into a strong wind. I turned around and it still felt as though I was running into the wind! I clocked up 3k, then followed instructions to walk for a period, rather than stretching, if my calf plays up. I finally re-set my watch, ran the final 1k, stretched off the calf and it felt really good. I just need to forget about anything other nursing my calf until it is fixed...but 5k run completed, after a fashion.🙂

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Excellent news BC 👍Take good care 😊

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Thanks TC; got the bit between my teeth now!!

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Sounds good BC - keep doing what you're told!😜

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Not my strong point JP....haven’t tried any speed challenges though!

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

You know what will happen if you do!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

It might attract the odd adverse comment 😂

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Beachcomber66

Well done on your 5K. I did my 5K yesterday. I felt tired and ended up running, jogging and walking my way around. It was nice to be out though.

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Sometimes you just have to take what you can get and be grateful for it.👍

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Hi Damien and pals! 👋 For the second weekend in a row I was tempted to knock today’s run on the head and stay home. The wind was howling, the rain was on and off and I wondered why I’d choose to go out slipping and sliding on the mud whilst being buffeted from every angle. Why did I go? Because, like last weekend in the cold, I knew I’d be cross with myself if I didn’t. 🙄

Walking up to the start it was horrendous. Rain stinging my eyes, wind full on in my face. Pressed start on my watch and went into autopilot. Bizarrely it felt easy today and I was able to tune out the wind for the most part. I didn’t attempt any kind of speed or intervals and before I knew it I’d run a pleasant 5k in a very comfortable 38:05.

I’m so happy I went. I knew I would be! But I’d like proper spring now please! 😅

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Your 'easy' run sounds like an endurance course Cheeky!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

It’s been way worse Jonathan! The wind was being somewhat helpful by preventing the ground becoming waterlogged, so the footing didn’t sap my energy too much. 😀

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

🙂 Spring starts in May up here cheeky!! Good tough run👏👏👏👏👏

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

You’re hardcore BC! I’m not sure I could wait until May ..... 😩

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Lots of us are descended from Vikings; used to the cold!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Ahh, that would explain it! 😅

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Very well done Cheeky. I went out yesterday morning. It was a lovely Spring morning. Your made of tougher stuff than me. I just could not face 80 km/hour winds and rain. Although saying that, if it was an actual parkrun I would have been out in any weather.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Oh believe me, if the wind had been 80kph here I’d have been firmly planted in the house Damien! Ours was a “gentle” 35kph - a mere breeze in comparison!

Hope you got out yesterday instead. 😀

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to cheekychipmunks

I did I had a lovely 5K run in nice Spring air, with blue sky as well. I went for a 5K this evening after work and Oisin joined me for the first time in months. He pulled me along and we had a lovely run.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Sounds perfect Damien! I’m so happy to hear Oisin is still enjoying his running too. 🥰

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Hi Damien and all (not) parkrunners, the weather couldn't be more different here on the South coast - it was so mild (and dry) I wore t-shirt and shorts for the first time in a while. Given that, I felt it would be a missed opportunity not to do 10k since the cold last week had put me off - so a very pleasant 10k down into the city and back along the foreshore.

I had done 5k in 28.39 on Thursday so that is my 'official' (not) parkrun for this week. Happy running all!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Ooooo, what a lovely run Jonathan! Good plan taking advantage of the mild weather and going for a 10k instead. Great (not) PR time too! 👍🏃‍♂️👏

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks Cheeky - it was most enjoyable😀

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Green with envy JP. The background temperature was ok here but the windchill was the problem.

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Thanks BC - it was just like a spring morning!😀

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to JonathanP

Very well done Jonathan. Great running. Nice sub 30 minute 5K and a 10K too.

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien - glad you were able to get out with Oisin this evening.

Week7
Week7Graduate10

Hi Damienair and fellow virtual (not) parkrunners .

Hope the weather is better and you have a good run tomorrow Damienair.

The weather here was perfect for running this morning- damp and grey it looked like it was raining but it wasn't so not too many walkers to dodge! I feel Grinchlike saying that but it just makes running so much easier!

I am a very excited little runner today! I went for a 40 minute run, thought I would try to speed up a bit-I have been running very slowly recently due to tired legs but today they felt good. When I got home and checked the stats Mr Garmin said I had a new PR 5k 29:58 . Broken that 30 barrier at last!

Hope you all have a good week.

Stay safe.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Week7

Fantastic W7! 👏👏👏👏

Week7
Week7Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks.

Nicky2603
Nicky260360minGraduate in reply to Week7

That’s brilliant

Week7
Week7Graduate10 in reply to Nicky2603

Thanks-it has taken a while coming-I saw your time too. SNAP!!!

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Week7

Fantastic, well done. I hope you are still buzzing from that first sub 30 👏🏻🥳💥

Week7
Week7Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

I am thanks!

David_G
David_G in reply to Week7

Congratulations on the sub 30:00 5K Week7, it’s a great milestone to pass! 👏👏👏

Week7
Week7Graduate10 in reply to David_G

Thanks, only just made it and I expect it'll be a while before it happens again but happen it will!

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Week7

Well done on your sub-30 W7!👍

Week7
Week7Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Week7

Congratulations on getting that sub 30 minute 5k not parkrun, well done 😀 🏃🏾

Week7
Week7Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thank you

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Week7

Yahoo! Congratulations. Sorry I am only seeing this now. Great running and well done on breaking that 30 minute 5K barrier. Excellent news.

Week7
Week7Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks. Hopefully I will be able to repeat it again one day! I still only ever get a fast time as the last part of a longer run. My first KM is always slow so the next challenge is to try to achieve the time from a standing start!

Hedgehogs123
Hedgehogs123Graduate10

Hi

still having a nightmare trying to get back into my running pace after not being able to get out due to snow etc. Just posted a new comment talking about it on the forum, 3 runs and each one, utter hard work!

Will go out again tomm, with a positive mind to do a 5km, so Im determined to get back to where I was, but its driving me crazy at the moment!

😩

Week7
Week7Graduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

You'll do it! Just remember if someone else posted that they were struggling to get back on form you would say-be kind to yourself, it will come- so I'm saying it to you !Happy running

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Hedgehogs123

I know where you are coming from. I am 5 minutes slower for 5K now than I was this time last year. I lost motivation after COVID-19 and parkrun cancellation. But just like you, we will get back there too.

nowster
nowsterGraduate10

Very breezy here again today, too. Saturday (today) is a rest day. Planning to do another double park run (or longer) tomorrow.

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Hello Damien and fellow (not) parkrunners! Grey morning here in Lincolnshire, quite windy but just about dry. Warm enough for capris and short sleeved t-shirt (10 deg). Sadly my sub 32 streak was one week only, but 32:12 thanks to a headwind on the way back, so not too bad

Week7
Week7Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Next week!

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Sandie1961

Nothing wrong with 32:12, Nothing at all wrong with it. Faster than my effort last Sunday which was 34:29. I ran this evening after work with Oisin for the first time in months and we did it in 32:03. Not sub 32 but better. Well done.

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate10

Hi 👋🏼

Despite an amber warning for rain...there was a dry window around 3pm, so I completed W7R1 (4km) of the Magic Plan, made up to 5km with warm up and cool down walking. I was back on the main road route, and used C25k W1 for intervals...jog/run instead of walk/jog. Pleased to clock up my 2nd fastest 5km and entry for (not) Park Run with 47:03. Splits: 9:59, 9:00, 8:56, 9:01 and 9:59 (average pace 9:23/km. ☺️🐌🐢🏃🏻‍♀️

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to LottieMW

Very well done and congratulations on your second fastest 5K. Great running.

RunWillie
RunWillieGraduate10

Hi damienair and not Park runners,

Park Run was back for us (sorry it is not in the UK 😢 )so technically I’m not sure I’m allowed to post here. I did try a little experiment this week that I wanted to share. I’ve been jeffing 30/30 in the week to keep my heart rate super low but always do a faster straight 5k run on the weekend. This week I thought I would try jeffing a park run to see if I could improve my time. I chose the ratio 2 min run 30 sec walk and did it in 32.29 which is a ParkRun PB for me. Sub 30 feels like it may be a possibility in 2021 💪🏻❤️🏃‍♀️

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to RunWillie

I am sorry to be only replying to you now. Oh wow, I am delighted to hear that you are running the real parkrun. Of course you can still post here. We love to see it. I am, I must admit, a little jealous. I miss it so much. But we will all be back at some stage. The start line gets closer every week.Great running too. A PB of 32:29 whilst still running for 2 mins and walking for 30 seconds is great. Absolutely you will be sub 30 mins some day. Happy running. And enjoy your parkrun on Saturday. Please report back here again. You have genuinely brightened up my evening.

RunWillie
RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks damienair

I always run ParkRun for all my UK VRB’s. Hang in there. You will be back soon 👍🏻

Doris8
Doris8Graduate10

Hi I have done my not park run today 5 km in36.43 . 7 degrees at 7am good running temperature. Enjoy your day😊

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Doris8

Well done Doris8. 👍 we actually have some sunshine up here!😎

Doris8
Doris8Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Thank you 🙏. Yes but not T-shirt weather in southern Scotland.think about 10 Degrees but better than last week. 😀

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Doris8

Nor in North East England. Only 2 degrees of wind chill today though.....it won’t last 🙂

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Doris8

So sorry for the late reply. Very well done and great running.

Hi runners, I just ran 4.5 km in the sun ☀️and it was bliss 😀 after so much rain in the last few days. I have been doing the challenge of running or walking every day for a month and have raising money for Cancer Research. I have raised £225 so far and I can feel the clothes getting looser on me. Win win !!

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Verovero

Very well done on running everyday and also for raising a nice bit of money for Cancer Research. A great challenge.

030961
03096160minGraduate

Hi damienair,I did my second ever (not) 5k park run this morning in nice warm weather. I’m still very slow at 50m 30s, but......drum roll please......I was two seconds per kilometre quicker this week and a whole 10s quicker over all. I know.....still limping snails pace but glad to report it was a PB for me! Stay safe....

Rennur
Rennur60minGraduate in reply to 030961

5k is still 5k ,,,and a PB to boot!Did you have a custard slice again?

I must get one for my first 7 K in a fortnight. I haven't had one for over a year - custard is one your five a day as well, I think it comes from the custard fruit,,,,,

030961
03096160minGraduate in reply to Rennur

Hi Rennur, no I didn’t this week, I had a banana, an easy peeler orange, and then........ a sausage sandwich! I got carried away with the 460 calorie loss!!!

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to 030961

Excellent. Very well done. Just like the real parkrun, it is not a race, just a run, walk or jog of 5K. oNCE YOUR GETTING OUT THERE AND DOING IT THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS. cONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR (NOT)PARKRUN PB

Sorry for the caps lock. I'm too tired to change it. I promise, I'm not shouting. :-)

030961
03096160minGraduate in reply to damienair

Haha thank you damienair, keep going!!

nowster
nowsterGraduate10

A lovely day for running today. Not much breeze. Overcast with the occasional glimmer of sunshine. 10°C

I ran 12 km. I didn't set out to do that much!

I then did an extended cool down walk (so I didn't seize up when I got home) which made today's exertions about 14¾ km.

That's almost three park runs!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to nowster

Three parkruns😊well done, anyone's guess when the official Saturday morning runs will resume, they are talking about Autumn, I doubt if they will start before that but who knows. 😊 🏃🏾

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to nowster

Well done nowster , sorry for not replying sooner. Great running and great 12K distance. I did my (not)parkrun on Sunday too. It was lovely. Blue Sky, and spring was definitely around.

PandaCory
PandaCoryGraduate10

Hi all, I'm glad I waited until today, since yesterday was so horrible with driving rain & fierce gusts of wind. What a difference a day makes: sunny, still & mild, no need for a jacket for the first time in ages! Still have lead legs, but managed 5k in 36.87, and felt OK so continued to 8k in 1hour dead on. Furthest I've gone I think since mid December, so I didn't want to push it to 10k, even though I was tempted.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to PandaCory

Sorry for not replying sooner. Very well done. Yes I did the same, left it until Sunday to do my (not)parkrun. It was lovely, a lovely Spring day.Well done on your 1 hour 8K too. Happy running.

PandaCory
PandaCoryGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Ah, no worries- spring is coming soon! (Maybe I'll be able to speed up a bit then) 😆😆😆

Hi all, I did my (non) Park Run on Friday. So I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right week. But it was my 33rd (non) Park Run and my time was 27:39.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to lovefabric

Great time. Very well done. A year ago I was doing parkruns in 27 minutes. Then poxy Covid put an end to that. I'm about 5 mins slower now for 5K but I'll get back there again. You are doing great, happy running.

Damien

lovefabric
lovefabric in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien. When I started Park Runs a couple of years ago I had a couple of times at 25-26 minutes-ish. Then I slowed down after an operation, got back to about 27 minutes last year, and now I just feel I can't go any faster. It takes all my efforts to get below 29 now, so I was pleased with this one. Perhaps it'll be better for us when we're running with others?

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to lovefabric

Absolutely. I am sick of running on my own and having nothing to train for. I can't wait for the real thing. My parkrun PB was in August 2019, I did my first and only sub 26 minute 5K in 25:36. I feel like I'm a million miles away from that now. But I also know that when parkrun returns I'll be back training hard, and I will be back to 27 minutes again. I'll have to shave 5 minutes off my current effort. 27 minutes is fantastic, well done again.

lovefabric
lovefabric in reply to damienair

Yes, we can do it! Thanks again.

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