Well I'm sorry I haven't been on here for a wee while. I originally started out myself with Laura - but the heard about a group doing it twice a week, with "homework" - ie 3rd run over the weekend by ourselves - hello again Laura!
So I asked for advice on here and the consensus was give the group a go. Well I did and tonight completed run 1, week 2 with the group. I naively thought there would be a couple of folk there - I reckon there were over a hundred. A couple of runners who organise the parkrun stay out round the "course" and encourage as we pass. The organiser has a whistle which he blows to let us know to run/walk etc and shouts out encouragement too. I am very glad I joined.