This is a quick update for those who spotted my post yesterday were I had signed up for my 1st ever ParkRun on the spur of the moment and was a tad nervous about what to expect.
Well, I went this morning and it was BRILLIANT! No need for nerves at all.
Such a relaxed crowd of runners, supporters and volunteers. It was very informal and friendly, it wasn't in the least bit intimidating like some of these sorts of things can be and I can genuinely say that there were ALL levels of age, fitness and ability there too - which was amazing to see. There were kids running with their parents, people running with their dogs, fat/thin, tall/short, old/young, they were all there and it was just great.
I ran a 5k PB (27.40), which was mostly following behind a lady that must have been close to 70YO! I am only 43!
I now know why people say these are addictive. I totally agree with them, they are. I am already looking forward to the next one.
If anyone else is thinking about going along to one of these events, but has been putting it off for whatever reason - don't put it off any more. Just go, you will love it!
If you haven't heard of them before a link is here:
EDIT: I have removed my 'hot tip' about barcode scanning at the end as it was utter nonsense!