After graduating a month ago I got the bug for running and wanted to do more. All I could think of was charity 5k's but having just done one for GOSH I thought entering another charity 5k was a bit too much to ask, in respect of people sponsoring me. I done a few runs on my own but thought I'd like to run with other people.
I found "parkrun" website signed up and printed off my bar codes. That was a few weeks ago. I finally took the plunge today and drove 14 miles to St Albans. I met up with one of my ex workmates, who I haven't seen in a while and had a chat, He's completed 100K last weekend!
Anyway I took my place at the back to allow for faster runners to steam ahead. Although I found it hard going because of the heat and my erratic breathing I managed to finish it in 32:45 which was a personal best for me.
I thoroughly enjoyed this morning. The event is well run and I would highly recommend it.
This isn't an advertisement by the way. I just hope in someways it will inspire others. I am 52 years old and I got beaten by a 70+ year old man