Hello Everyone and happy weekend. Today is parkrun day, a free 5K event which takes place every Saturday morning all around the world. It is for everyone, slow, fast, able, disabled, big, small and everyone in between. Oh and don't forget about the super Mum's and Dad's who push their babies in buggies. You can walk, jog, run, run/walk, it's not a race, just a run in the park and loads of us here on Bridge to 10K do it religiously every Saturday morning.
parkrun is back thankfully in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.
The Republic of Ireland unfortunately is still awaiting a parkrun return. So until parkrun returns fully for everyone some of us will continue to take part on our own in a Virtual parkrun every Saturday morning called a (not)parkrun
Please post a little run report after your parkrun and let everyone know how you got on. The little run report can be done over a post parkrun coffee and treat/cake. (parkrun is all about the after run coffee and cake, and meeting friends old and new).
If you are a new graduate and would like to start, all you have to do is run, walk or jog at a parkrun or a 5K run/jog/walk (not)parkrun anytime today or tomorrow and write a little run report under this post. It's like a little community and it is good fun, sets you up nicely for the weekend. If you want to you can register on the parkrun website and you can log your 5K (not)parkrun. In fact you can log any 5K done during the week as a (not)parkrun on the website. I only log Saturday runs, when I remember.
For anyone whom has not done a real parkrun yet and if it is available to you, give it a try. It is the most wonderful community event. Saturday mornings will never be the same again.
Looking forward to hearing from all of you who ran in real proper parkruns and (not)parkruns. Happy running and have a lovely weekend.
I was looking for your post earlier but maybe you posted while I was typing my separate post, I think this might be the second time I have managed to align a Saturday and a 5k! Still not brave enough for a park run but it isn't out of the question anymore for me, so maybe one day soon , anyway I had a lovely run along the river in the sunshine with my dog, fab start to the weekend, hope you enjoy your run too!
Very well done. parkrun is great, you will love it. Definitely give it a try some day soon.
Going to parkrun is a bit like starting C25k, getting out on the first day is the hardest. But you’ll find when you get there it is not as scary as you thought.
And it will become so much part of your routine that you’ll forget you were ever worried about it 👍