First Park Run

Well I've been promising myself I would do this before October and I have only just made it. The run wasn't too bad. I started at the back and despite everyone charging off in front of me and being overtaken a few times, I just kept going at a steady pace. Only twice did I had to give in and walk a short distance. I came in fourth from the end with a speed of 39:46 so I'm quite happy with that. I've been on a high all day - great sense of achievement :-0

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21 Replies

  • Well done, isn't Park Run such a great event?

  • Thanks Iannoda and I agree, it is a great event. Can't wait until I can do it again now!

  • Really well done! So pleased you feel great.

  • Thanks Maria

  • That is a good time, I haven't yet managed to get below 40 mins, but will keep trying.

  • Katee, just keep trying, I never thought I'd get under 40 minutes either at one stage and both my training runs last week were over 40 mins.

  • Nice! I'm hoping to achieve the same by the end of 2013!

  • Good luck Julia, if I can do it then you can too.

  • Well done! Parkrun in a great way to keep yourself motivated after graduating.

  • Thanks Aftabs, I thought I would hate running beside others but it really is motivating and focuses the mind on the value of pacing. I'm going to aim for one of those coveted red 50 t-shirts now to keep me going. It will probably take me a couple of years though as I can't commit to a park run more than once a month.

  • Thats a good target to aim for. I've completed 9 so I hope to get there in little over a year. Until I get the red shirt I'll be running in my C25K graduation shirt!

  • Well done Aftabs, you must feel great having 9 parkruns under your belt. I love my C25K graduation shirt, may even order another one in a different colour as I've found it makes a great extra layer on top of a long sleeved t-shirt for cooler days.

  • Well done, and in a great time as well! I haven't yet plucked up the courage to go to my nearest, because the slowest person there is getting round in about 35 minutes and I'd be about 45 - plus it's a hilly course which might slow me down even further :( But my aim is to get there before the end of this year. Good luck with the red t-shirt quest!

  • I put off doing a parkrun for ages and kept checking the results table to see how slow the last person was. Eventually though I just thought I'd go for it just for the experience. It doesn't matter what position you come in at, you'll still get a great buzz from being part of a friendly supportive community.

  • well done, i also took part in my first park run yesterday and loved every minute of it,though i thought i would die on my feet near the end but the volunteers really help keep you going:)

  • Well done you. I'm still too

    Scared. That, and the whole early morning Saturday out me off! ;-)

  • Plinth there is nothing to be scared off - honest and the good thing about doing it early in the morning means that you've still got the rest off the day to do as you please - just bite the bullet and go for it!

  • I guess, but I've seen the times done at my local one...

  • Hey, Well done , that is my next goal. I am repeating the couch to 5k at the moment. I would be thrilled to bits at that run ......... :-)

  • Great

    I start at the back every run and slowly over take some and i have done 22 it gets easier

    Parkrun starts my weekend off . Good luck with future runs.

  • Park run is great as you get to run with other people. Well done on your first one. Keep it going.

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