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Parkrun Musings

It seems many of us are attempting a parkrun tomorrow and that seems a great thing to me. We happy multitude who have raised bottoms from couch and intend running, jogging, staggering, limping or walking for 5km tomorrow are celebrating a great achievement. Knowing that the thought of this just a few short weeks ago would have filled me with dread is something I hope most of us can share, so when I stagger over that finish line I am going to count it as one of life's little victories.

I doubt there will be a medal for 159th (or worse) place but I am tempted to print out my result and frame it. With this in mind I have decided to post 3 goals in increasing hope of achievement:

1. Complete not compete. If I can run the whole way then that will be great.

2. Go faster than twice the quickest current course time, i.e. under 32:36.

3. Beat my 5k PB of 32:14.

Pre injury my 5k time would have been 30:44, that would be something of a leap up so I doubt I will get close to that but maybe one day!

Good luck everyone running tomorrow in parkruns and I would love to hear if you have any goals and then see how you get on.

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Good luck, enjoy your run!

A first for me as well, my first marshaling session!


You will love it!!!


Good luck kiltlegs - good idea to have a scale of targets!


Good luck to you wherever you come in! You are doing something!


Just 2 goals for me;

A) Turn up

B) Complete the run in time for the marshals to get home for their lunch!

Good luck to all of us - I think there are 5 first timers tomorrow?


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