Just back from my first ever parkrun in Banbury.
Completely different terrain to what I'm used to. A mix of tarmac, cinder paths, grass and today, a fair amount of mud and puddles.
I usually run purely on pavement, so the change of surfaces was nice but I did find it tough.
Couldn't really get my pace right, always seemed to be a bit faster than I wanted.
Had to have a couple of walk breaks, but the time on my garmin was 38:20. Not my fastest 5K but not far off considering the change of course and walk breaks.
Also my first run without anything to listen to. Not sure I liked that, had nothing to distract my mind. Although a nice lady did start chatting to me and kept me company for about half the time.
As Arnold once said...I'll be back!!