I ran my first Park Run just now and it was fun. It's the first time I have run with anyone else and it was good to pace myself against other runners. I knocked off almost a minute off my PB!
I tried to be sensible at the beginning and not set off at breakneck speed, but it was a bit hard to reign myself in when some guys seems to set off like they are Usain Bolt! I began faster than I usually do but it still felt comfortable, I didn't hear my app giving me my 1km time because I was still in a bit of a pack then and it was a bit noisy, however when I got to 2km I was in a pack of three and heard the app saying 2km in 9'21" so I knew I was at a good pace. It was tough from then on because I had used a lot of energy however I decided to try and keep up with the two people I was running with. They both managed to pull away from me but I knew I was still at a good pace so I tried to make sure they didn't pull away too much. My app called 5km about 100m before the finish line so my times below will not agree exactly to the Park Run results when I get them later today, however I expect a bit of difference, however the Park Run time should still be under 25 minutes and that was my aim. Here are my splits:
1km - 4'28"
2km - 4'53"
3km - 4'52"
4km - 5'05"
5km - 5'13"
Here is a link to my run:
Also I was flying the flag for C25K because I was wearing my C25K graduate shirt!
Update: I came in 17th out of 43!