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New PB at park run !

Since it was my Runniversary weekend (see yesterday's post) I thought I would mark occasion by pushing myself this morning and think of park run as a race. Over the moon with knocking 1 min off time to get new PB of 32.13. Not bad for this 60 yr young grandma! Of course I am delighted with time but actually realised that I prefer just to go out and enjoy the park run - savour the atmosphere, chat to people on way round,and enjoy the beautiful view. We are so lucky in edinburgh as it's a completely flat run with stunning view of sea and the forth bridges. I might try and push myself in another few months as sometimes it's good to get out your comfort zone but on weekly basis not going to fret too much about my time.

So for anyone just starting out on parkruns or still nervous about doing 1st one I say give it a go and try and enjoy yourself . It doesn't matter if you are last ( those at end of our park run get lots of encouragement and well dones) Just remember the clue is in the title - it's not a race but a run Have fun

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Well done Rona! That's a great time, and your age-grading is fantastic at over 59%. Isn't it great when you set out to run a bit faster and get a PB? I've really benefitted from going to Park Run. It seems to be a natural progression from C25K.

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Thanks Mark I've secret hankering to get to 60% but don't know what time I would need to do . I love park run for lots of reasons. It's also a great - free - way to get used to running with other people

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"Not bad for this 60 yr young grandma"... ?

"Amazing" ,"Inspiring", "Breathtaking"

These are better words... :) Well done!

BTW - I might run into you (!) in Edinburgh as I'll be there for work at some point very soon... not sure I'll be there for the Parkrun but you never know... :)

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Oh that would be great Aussie There are a few of us do park run .If you not going to be here on a sat could still meet up and go for run

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Tell you what - if I'm there for a few days and staying over (probably in the Crowne Plaza or Hilton) then you're on... after work or before work... we run... :)

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Just let me know dates

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Wow that is a great time!! How excited you must have been. I am 61 and my fastest is 34:19. I have joined a once a week speed camp to get a extra push from the trainers!! Congrats!!

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Thanks Maitko. Going out with a trainer will make all the difference. I keep saying the speed is not that important but I do excited when I see a faster time. When I see everyone's time on here I don't think you can really compare them cos some runs are hilly or weather not always perfect. What I do think is amazing is how many of us slightly ' older' ( not that I think of myself as old) guys and gals are running at all - enjoying ourselves and improving our health at same time. I think we are all magic !

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Yes!! I agree - we are amazing to have started this and continue it at our age!!!! Feeling proud!

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lovely post Rona, so wish we could have run when I was in your neck of the woods

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Maybe next time

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