This is such jolly fun isn't it?! Just had my results and they are ;

27'28sec - which matches my PB last run in July 2013. so extremely pleased with that. I came 230th out of 374 which is also extremely pleasing and I was the 174th male.

What the hell is the age grading thingy? I've read the explanation but don't get it. 54.13%??

HOORAY!! Bring on the next one.......


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  • And again. Da da da Dah!

    Age grading effectively means that your run was at 54.13% of the pace of the world record for your age range. 100% would be the world record time. Pretty good for a boy!

  • Ah ok. That makes sense. Think I'll walk a wee bit taller for a few days - you know? Swaggering!!

  • Excellent results and nothing like reminding you that you are getting on a bit! Age grading would suit me if it means I get a better time! Good luck for your next Parkrun.

  • I know! I wish I'd started running years ago now - but what the heck! I'm doing it NOW!

  • Well done. Proves ur not slowing down in your advancing years :)

  • Thank you my dear kickibro!

  • Well done, that is a fab result, I have a feeling you will soon be telling us about new PBs in the coming weeks and months. :-)

  • Cheers nb. How are you doing these days?

  • Easing back into running thanks Dan, have missed it very much so loving every minute.

  • yay superdan!! well done on your 1st parkrun, a great time too! i'd love to get under 30 mins eventually! My 8th parkrun next week, and its fancy dress western theme as its their 3rd birthday and we have to bring cakes! Should be fun! :)

  • Wow that sounds like a lot of fun! You gonna wear your bright red check dress and ten gallon hat?

  • Well done, Mr Dan; a most tremendous time indeed! :-)

  • Cheers miles.

  • Dan -- beware of the injury monster!!!!

    Having observed a number of people at Parkrun, I am now convinced that the people that I am seeing with injuries have one thing in common -- they are (or I should say - were) pushing themselves too hard. Most seem to be of a certain age 30-40 and running 5K in the mid-20's

  • to be fair, I think its blokes more than us ( not so hard core competitive females!)...And Dan has been doing 5k's for a while, and at similar times...I think he more than any of us understands about injury!!

  • Go DanGo! Your run sounds awesome...pleased to hear you're still giving the old Lycra a run for its money!

  • I luv lycra me! Hahaha!

  • Excellent news Dan. I can't wait to do my first park run, but I'm out with an injured calf so still waiting to complete the course, only one run to go! :'(

    Great running time!

  • Don;t worry, when your calf heals and you complete the final run - you will jump for joy!

  • And most probably put my back out ;)

  • Glad you did it, well done you! :-) was all the research worth it? I've been reading plenty of posts about peoples first parkruns and was wondering where yours was - I was thinking I might have to send you some encouraging words... or tell you to man up and jfdi! ;-) that's a great time, you must be very pleased with that, esp on a new route. I'm not that quick yet, I'll be chasing your time for a bit I think! Well done Dan, keep it up :-)

  • I stuck to my word. I am a man of honour. And lycra.

  • well superstar :)

  • Merci beaucoup Jooj.

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