Saturday morning is my long slow run, or that's what I call it. Long in this sense means over an hour, generally before the kids are up and squabbling. So that means parkruns are out, they're only half an hour or so. Or not!
Following a good peruse of the relevant map I decided I was going to do a gentle parkrun (going round like the clappers takes it out of me and makes me want to collapse at the end) and then carry on round the other paths on Riddlesdown that the parkrun doesn't use, sort of an extended lap.
So parkrun done, Garmin paused for barcode scanning, Garmin restarted and I did a large loop down to the start, through the start and along the first part of the route, this got extended before I looped round and started back on myself, got back to the parkrun route and turned off along another path rather than following the track and a huge loop round (leaden legs around 8k, but I was telling myself I could run for 90 minutes so I could do this, this wasn't even an hour) and back to the scanning station (which had all been cleared away, no evidence of all the earlier runners), now I was at 9.6k, so back down the track towards the start and loop up towards the normal finish took me to the magic 10k! 6 seconds after the Garmin beeped that we'd done the final 'lap' in 5.35 (not sure where that number came from) I decided enough was enough!
10k, 59:43!!!!!!!! Blimey!