I am over 50, over-weight and under-tall! I have never been a runner, in fact I have never been fit.
I suspect that my three sons have secretly taken out a life-insurance policy on me. Last Christmas they got me back onto a bicycle and entered me in a 88 mile Sportive in August past. Having survived they have now suggested running. Being game for the challenge I went online for some help.
NHS C25K and this community have been a godsend. I have also discover our local Parkrun. I have walked the course for the last four weeks with an average time of 50.49. This coming Saturday I will incorporate Wk1,R1.
Our local Parkrun is a figure-of-eight course, which means I am passing the finish-line when many of the seasoned runners have completed their run. On a cuple of occasions I have been joined by someone who has finished for my second half of the course. The encouragement is immense and makes me determined to be there every Saturday. I will keep you informed of my progress.
I would recommend Parkrun to anyone hoping to start the C25K programme as a source of challenge and encouragement. We may start walking, but we willend up running the whole 5km