My very first Parkrun this morning - 10 weeks after my training started and I couldn't run a bath. Back then I set myself a personal goal of being able to run 5K in under 30 minutes, not knowing if I could ever achieve it. I've just received my official time from Parkrun and I managed it this morning (in the wet and mud) in 29:19.
I can recommend Parkrun to all of you. I had a great time today and there were over 600 runners out there in the wet... I took off far to fast to begin with so I suggest people watch that, but I managed my way around without walking or stopping and it was fantastic to be running with other people - it was a great sense of community.
Now I have a time to improve on if I want to! I also got my 3rd run of the week done with over 600 other people...
I had a cheer squad with me this morning and they are the reason I run and keep myself fit nowadays - I need to be around for them and to be able to chase after them!