I just completed the course this morning with my first Parkrun.
Many thanks to everyone for your positive and encouraging comments in the forum over the last 9 weeks.
To those just starting and feeling it a challenge I would just say, trust the programme. As a 52 year old bloke who really struggled in week 1 and has just done 5k in 29 minutes I can assure you that it really does work!
To those of you thinking about a Parkrun. Do it! It's great fun, very welcoming, and a real incentive with no pressure.