First Parkrun Tomorrow!

I thought that, after a year since graduation, it was about time I tried a parkrun. So many of you have put me to shame, especially those of you who hadn't even graduated yet. It's also one of my goals on the "Born to be Wild" quest so I'm going tomorrow!

I've got my barcode, the kit is all ready to slip on and I even got my hair done yesterday! I've checked the weather forecast and it's dire but hey ho we're runners and that won't put us off.

Unfortunately hubby can't come so I'll be on my little ownio. Let's hope they're a nice, friendly bunch.

So, I'm taking a big deep breath, will think of you all cheerng me on and I'll let you know ALL about it afterwards!

Good luck any other first timers.

26 Replies

  • Good Luck !

  • Thanks henpen!

  • Good Luck IP you'll smash it

  • Thank you GF!

  • Just tell people you are a first timer and I am sure you will find a warm welcome. Have you done your homework? Do you know what to expect in regard of course, numbers and pace?

    Have a great time. Good luck.

  • I have done my homework and a couple of weeks ago I ran it! I expect a lot of people to go off fast and overtake me but that won't worry me. It's just me and the run. Thanks IT.

  • Lots of luck. Go girl :) :)

  • Thank you Barbara!

  • Good luck Irishprincess and enjoy

  • Thank you so much c4ts.

  • Good luck fir tomorrow. Try not to get swept away with crowd at beginning and go too fast. I always speak to whoever is standing near me at start - just something trivial like ' good weather today' or ' have you done a park run before' Theyve always spoken back to me and it somehow feels like you 'know' someone. We'll all be cheering for you Irishprincess Have fun

  • Great tips Fitfor60. Thank you. I reckon since I've told people here I've got to do it!

  • Ok Irish Princess Hope you up and ready for park run Remember your barcode and ENJOY!

  • good for you irish :D now you are putting some of us to shame ;) have a great run rain or no rain :D

  • I really appreciate your support. Thank you Rob.

  • Good luck for tommorow, I'm sure you'll love it. I ran my first one last saturday. I just stood at the back at the start and ran behind someone who seemed to be going at my kind of pace. Dont be phased by the people that set off at a blistering pace, some of them will slow right down later on :)

    Just set off at your own pace, keep it steady, and enjoy it. Enjoying it is what it's all about. :D

  • Sound advice Zev. I'll definitely be at the back! But I'm actually looking forward to it.

  • That's some way off for me but I'm determined to get involved in Parkruns too. Have a great time tomorrow - let us know how you get on. All the best, Steve

  • Thank you so much Steve. Will tell all when it's done!

  • Yes I was a brownie (not a girl guide) so preparation is everything! Drinking water (at this time on a Friday night?!) so hopefully will be nice and hydrated tomorrow. Thank you so much for your lovely words KittyKat.

  • Well done IP! You'll enjoy it I'm sure. I think it might be a bit damp though

  • Hope it goes well!

  • Good luck IrishPrincess, I'm sure you'll do great & I look forward to hearing all about it!!!! Xxxx

  • Hope your park run went well and the weather wasn't as bad as the forecast !

  • Good Luck Irish Princess - good to see you've done your homework 10/10 :)) You'll have a brilliant time - let us know how you get on :)

  • Hope it went well, and well done for taking the leap.....

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