So I bit the bullet and went for my very first parkrun today. Thank you to henpen90 for letting us know it was the 10th anniversary and to Belindauk who's first day parkrun post I reread to give me the confidence to do it!
I didn't leave myself much time to park the car and peg it over the park to the start, so at least I was warmed up! I started off with a good pace but slowed down after the 2nd k as was quite puffed.
There were allsorts running and walking, some with doggy running buddies, some with buggies (and singing lullabies too, impressive!).
I haven't got my time yet, don't think it will be a PB or anything, but I did it, it was fun and I will do it again!
I can definitely recommend it to others! I didn't once feel uncomfortable and everyone was friendly. I don't know why I didn't do it sooner.