I've been doing a very hilly Parkrun for the last few weeks, and would be interested in your opinions about improving my time. I have always made it in less than 29 mins, but I'd like to get my speed better.
There are a few hills on the circuit and a few bits of flat. I really struggle going up hill. I think I could probably walk faster!
My question is this - should I use the flat bits, and the down hill bits to go really fast (well, relatively fast) and then be happy to go slow up hill. Or should I aim to maintain a consistent speed, and use the flats and downhill bits to recover.
I'm guessing that the best way to improve my hill speed is to keep running up hills, but the question above is about the Parkrun 5k.