Graduation at Parkrun!!

Well, I've done it! Decided to have a go at York Parkrun for my graduation. Hardly slept with worry and it was so windy during the night I thought it would be a nightmare - but it wasn't! Managed to do the 5k without stopping in 38.42 so not the fastest time in the world but feels like a massive achievement for little old me. I was overtaken by nearly everyone (including small kids and people pushing prams!) but it didn't matter!

One of the volunteers came to see me at the end and gave me a piece of Christmas cake!

It was brilliant and everyone was really friendly. Thanks for all of the support from everyone & Happy Christmas!


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26 Replies

  • That is definitely a massive achievement, well done! Glad you enjoyed it. You will be surprised how your times will improve too if that's what you decide you want. But the best thing is to just enjoy it anyway. x :-)

  • Thanks - still can't believe it really!

  • Well done !! So pleased you went for it...It wasn't so scary was it ? You were faster than me this week !!!

  • Thanks - not scary at all! Everyone was so nice.

  • Oh well done! I'm so glad you enjoyed your Parkrun and a great achievement :) All you need now is your graduation badge for Christmas :)

    Happy Christmas!

  • Thanks - lovely to have my badge! Happy Christmas to you too

  • Congratulations on your graduation run, glad it was a good one :-)

  • Thanks x

  • Watch out! Those pram pushers are deceptively speedy! Well done on both the graduation and the parkrun.

  • Thanks! Yeah, some of them were very speedy!

  • Congratulations. If it is any consolation, those small children overtake 90% of the field at every parkrun around the world. That's what is so great about it.....all ages and abilities out for fun.

    Keep running, keep smiling.

  • Thanks. It was much more fun than I thought even being overtaken by toddlers!

  • WELL DONE! What a great way to graduate too. We look forward to your future posts on running parkrun in 25 minutes or less!!!

  • Thanks - maybe 2016!

  • Congratulations! What a great way to graduate and a pretty impressive time too!

  • Thank-you. Still in a state of shock though having plenty of mince pies to keep my sugar levels up!

  • Congrats on the graduation and the time!

  • Thank-you.

  • That's great! A really memorable graduation x

  • Thank-you.

  • Congratulations on graduating and a fantastic time as well, you must be well pleased.

  • Pleased and a bit shocked - thank-you.

  • So pleased for you - what a fab way to graduate :)

  • Brilliant way to graduate - well done you!

  • Hey Fluffypaws, I am sorry I missed your graduation post xxx

    Well you certainly did it in style Missus - Congratulations !

    Happy Christmas to you and a massive Well done on a brilliant achievement ! :-) xxx

  • No problem - thanks for your support poppypug. My legs were aching for days but it was well worth it! Hope you have a lovely Christmas too

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