Too icy so wimped out of parkrun

Sun shining put on new running tights and went to do parkrun but it looked really icy so after much oohing and ahing decided against doing it Kept hearing all your voices advising me to be wary of ice Anyway decided to run up and down adjacent grass slope As i have only ever run on flat before i have meaning to try a hill for some time --not that you could call this a hill , more a very very small slight slope but still Was over 2 mls a min slower but 'ran' for 21/2 miles Would have felt it was brilliant workout except for fact I could see parkrunners doing their thing and wee bit of me thinking maybe I should have given it a go But probablywise not to risk injury and always next week Take care out there on the ice


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  • The good thing about Parkrun is that there is always next week and the week after and the week after that and.....It sounds like you had a good run anyway.

  • You are right of course and I did really enjoy the different type of running I guess the lesson learned is adapt run to the conditionsThanks mr T

  • Well done for getting out there at all, I think you did the wise thing in not risking the ice

  • Running on ice is so scary. If you can 't stand up you've got no control and risk getting hurt. I packed in and went home, waited for the sun to come out (I was lucky) and went back out again once it had thawed. Slip sliding is a no-no for me. Maybe one day when I'm a mountain ultra runner then things might be different. LOL

  • Hi miss w glad you thought the same Look forward to reading your posts as ultra runner - never say never

  • Your right thanks

  • I must have been nuts then! Went to my first parkrun this morning, at first they said they were going to delay 15mins due to icy patches, then they announced that it was to be increased to 30mins as the sun had come out but they wouldn't be handing out times either. I'd already been stood in the biting wind for 25mins at this point, as I watched as a large pack set off and had 3 choices, follow them, freeze my butt off then run with no time or go back home. I'd made the effort to get up and out which left 2 options, well I took option 1 and followed the masses since I didn't know the route. Glad I did, another run under my belt and the conditions weren't too bad if you were careful, did feel sorry for the volunteers and totally understand why they wanted to delay it so no hard feelings :)

  • Know exactly how you must have felt and think if I had actually got to the start line I would have possibly run too I did miss the excitement of waiting for my time to come through ! I agree with you that volunteers do a great job and very difficult for them to weigh up when safe to run Keep thinking spring is not far away now

  • It's awful just standing about getting frozen isn't it. Glad it was worth the wait in the end. Happy running

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