1st Park Run!: Lovely day for it but I was... - Couch to 5K

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1st Park Run!


Lovely day for it but I was nervous and there were presentations and speeches which delayed the start a little because it was the 4th anniversary of the East Park run. It was hard work and weird running with other people (who nearly all streaked past me. - including a man pushing a pushchair), but I would do it again. It will be better next time now I know what happens and that you have to run up a funnel at the end of the course to get your chip etc...

I got a PB, - according to my Garmin 34.53 - but I think the official time might creep over 35 since I started near the back behind the start line and didn't realise you were clicked at the funnel and not the flag but even so it will be a PB for me! My previous best 5k running alone with my Garmin was 35.21.

What a brilliant set-up! I promise to volunteer before the year is out.

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Glad you enjoyed it Zizzy, once you know the course though it gets mentally easier and you'll almost certainly clock up a few PBs if you go regularly. It's good fun volunteering too. :-)

Well done on your 1st Parkrun, glad it was a positive experience! i now enjoy running amongst others, it was my 5th one today! :)


Phew! I read the summary on the 'posts' page, the final few visible words were ".... running with other people (who nearly all streaked" and I was thinking "ooooh, errr!!!!!".

Well done on your run.


well done...it is fab isn't it???!!!


Well done on your first park run and PB. Good luck with your future runs and best wishes.

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