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Parkrun - 23:09

Hi all!

I have been a bit naughty this week and didn't manage to go out for a run. On Tuesday I got stuck in a lot of traffic and when I got home my Mummy asked me to drop her off at the mechanics to collect her car, by the time I got home I was tired and had been in the car for 2 hours to skipped my run.

On Thursday I got home eager to do my first interval run and my Garmin was broken :-(. I probaby should have went out and run 5km anyway but I was annoyed and spent the next 2 hours trying to fix it. I fixed it eventually and realised that I probably rely on the watch a bit too much!

On a better note on Wednesday I saw a fitness instructor and got a strength programme which I will be following.

So today's Parkrun was my first run in a week. I set the Garmin so I would race last weeks PB of 22:28. I was neck and neck with last weeks PB until I got halfway. I suddenly got light headed and struggled to keep my pace up. In the first half I overtook 5 people and they all passed me by the end! I still finished in 23:09 which is my 3rd fastest 5km time so I can't complain.

We had a gentleman in a wheelchair join us this week and I was in awe! I kept up with him for about 200m at the start and then he sped off and I only saw him again at the end, he finished 2nd!

Finally I am in Gothenburg for work next week, so I don't think I'll be able to run from Monday to Thursday, I wasn't able to book a hotel with a gym this time and I don't fancy running in the icy conditions!

Here is a link to todays run:

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hey well done and thanks for the update - so 5k in 22 mins not that far away.


23.09 is not too shabby Aftabs. It's difficult to tell whether your slower run was due to not running for a week, or what, but it's not so far adrift that you should worry. As for your man in a wheelchair, the speed those guys go is awesome. I can't imagine many tackling our home Parkrun, it is all off road and the mud gets deeper each week.


We had a dad with a three-wheeled twin pram on our Parkrun this morning. Quite how he got that through the boggy bits, I don't know. But he did it all the way to the finish. Now that's what you call a cool dad!


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