Meeting targets and 3 PB's

Two months into the year and I have kept to my target of running at least 10K twice a month during my normal 3 runs per week. Happy to say I have run at least 10K four times this year and for February I got 3 PB's. My longest distance of 11.12Km during which I beat my previous PB for the 10K distance running it in 61m 6s and today I ran 8.5K and my split time for 5K beat my previous PB as I did it in 29m 15s. So feeling very happy in the glorious sunshine.

My other target is to run in my nearest Parkrun which I am still building up to. My 7 year old grandson visited last weekend and he ran with some friends in the junior parkrun (2K) on the Sunday so f he can do it I am sure I can pluck up the courage to have a go.

Happy running everyone.

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  • With times like those you should be getting yourself down to Parkrun tomorrow !!! They are perfectly respectable.

    Before I went in for my first parkrun I had a 5KPB of about 27:30 - not much faster than you. At my first parkrun I knocked 3 minutes off that - not because I was any faster, but just because I was running with a load of other people. I finished about a third of the way down the field (i.e. two thirds were slower...). I thought everyone there was going to be superathletes, but was shocked to discover that they were just like you or me. With a 29 minute 5K, even if you don't improve because of the general buzz when you get there, you are going to put in a very creditable performance. Have no fear..

  • Thanks AB I will have to go and take a look one Saturday to see the course and set up and get a feel for the place. It's a pain in the fact its too far to walk or run to with out being worn out before I start the Parkrun and parking nearby is not good. Its also not on a direct bus route from where i live. All excuses which I need to overcome.

  • Have you thought of cycling there? I'm lucky because I can cut through the woods from home and jog there in about 15 minutes (saves having to warm up) or take my bike on the road route which takes me about 20 minutes (the shortest road route is anything but direct).

  • Same to you EW!!!! Sounds like your running is going great guns. If you are doing regular 10 ks then the 5k Parkruns will be good to help you get some speed up. You don't need courage to do Parkrun. You just turn up, submit yourself to it, go with the flow and see what happens. Everyone is there just to run. Folks are very nice indeed. It's a happy time but you feel no pressure at all as folks there are such a mixed bag

    Anyway you'll find out all that next Saturday won't you

    Good luck.

  • Thanks MW not this week as I am a season ticket holder for my local Championship team and its a home game this week. I will go along to spectate at a Parkrun one Saturday soon to get a feel for the set up.

  • That's not a bad idea - I went along to watch before doing one. You will have no problems tho'. I am excitedly waiting my result for today, they had some pacemakers running that I had decided to ignore but I overtook the 34 min pacemaker. Just hope he wasn't secretly running extra slow.

    Good luck.

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