Took part in my first parkrun today, the organisers were very welcoming and explained the layout of the course and the procedure. There was a good turnout of runners with two runners identified as tourists, (a new term to me) a lady from Australia and a man from Cambridge, that's what I call dedication, my hats off to them.
Being my first parkrun I felt a bit hemmed in at the start, but after a little while gaps started appear with a little more room to move. My usual runs take place on roads around where I live, today was what it said on the label a park run going past a lake and through the woods and not a car in sight, shear heaven! A little muddy in places but I expected that, the course had a gradual incline on the return which made me puff a bit. There was a nice area for a warm up and the course was well marked out with plenty of volunteers on hand.
The atmosphere was very friendly, I should imagine all parkruns are like this. I could well become a tourist myself in the future. (I'm showing off now) 😊 I had only just arrived home when I received an email with my time, how's that for service! My time was 00:30:12 for 5k very pleased with that, I was 132nd out off 237 runnersv and 6th in my age group of VM60-64. I throughly enjoyed this mornings experience and will definitely attend more parkruns, roll on next Saturday.
Happy running everyone 😊.