Well, finally plucked up the courage to go along to my local parc run.... SO glad I did.
It was blimin freeeeezing, but decided to get my gear on and head to the seafront. It doesn't normally fit in with the rest of the family to be able to get to parcrun at 9am on a Sat ! What with hubby working shifts and my eldest needing a lift to rowing and my baby going to football ( all at the same time but in opposite directions of course!!) such is the busy life of mums taxi! But this week it did fit in, hurrah!
A very friendly bunch they were too ( over 190 runners , wowser). A little pep talk for us newbies and a warm up, we were off! It did feel strange to be running with so many others but I really liked the positive vibe. Lots of very smiley people! Great.Two laps of the course required , and by the time I got to the half way mark the fastest runners were about to finish!!! Blimin 'eck 17.10 mins!!! Amazing...
There was such a mix of ages and ability, just fab. From kids of 8 years up to OAPs of 75+
Talking of which , as I was coming in to the last stretch an 'older gent' overtook me , and sprinted to the finish line... I laughed out loud when I later checked the results as he was in the 75-79 year old age group!!!! Now, that made me feel good !?!?!
Anyhoo, my time was 36.20 and ,guess what? I really loved it.