Couch to Parkrun!

Couch to Parkrun!

Well never expected in a million years back in July that I would be running a Parkrun in October..... In fact I had never even heard of Parkrun!!

I started my running journey at the end of July after losing some weight on the 5 2 diet and reading about C25k on their Facebook group. I started the C25k app and my hubby laughed and said it isn't last... You r mad!! Luckily it was thrummed hols for me and I could dedicate mit time to the programme every other day and I stayed dedicated! I quickly realised that ai loved the buzz of it. I finished the programme and have maintained three runs a week even doing some 7 k runs. THEN yesterday I took that step of going to a Park run! I did the Barnsley Parkrun which is very hilly and hard work but thanks to C25k I did it in 32.03mins and loved it. I didn't stop at all! I loved the feeling of running with others and the clap at the end. I now have a time to compete against and will aim to do a Parkrun each month as a check in to my progress.

It was an amazing experience with everyone so friendly and a mix of very experienced (and fast runners) and newbies enjoying getting fit. It is a fabulous feeling seeing your results in line later in the day. I was 147th out of 173 which isn't so bad for a first timer.


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3 Replies

  • Brilliant. Well done. What is your hubby saying now?

  • Yeah, that's what I thought. My husband poo-pooed my efforts anorl. We'll have the last laugh yet Mobo!

    I did my first parkrun yesterday too. Good int it. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaarnsley! I have a niece up there and I often stay over. So, now I know what to do first thing on a Sat'dy morning now.

  • Great time well done

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