Parkrun - slow and steady !!

I did my third parkrun at Hull today. I ran with a friend who is much faster than I am (he was very patient with me being slow) ! I knocked 15 seconds off my pb with a time of 37min 05 ! Not the fastest time ever I know but this C25k graduate is chuffed with it ! When I started C25k in August, the idea of doing parkruns seemed scary and unlikely. Keep going you C25k'ers, you will be so happy with your achievements ! Hull is a good one to do as it is flat and an easy route (2 and a bit times round the boating lake).


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  • well done you, its the fact you get yourself out and do it that's the important thing. I marshaled my local park run today. I was like a drowned rat, it was awful weather, I'd have rather run it lol

  • Thanks, I think that I would have found it hard going to be standing in the rain !

  • come and try Watergrove Rochdale, its a killer lol. Look at the times of the fast runners then see they run faster at other courses.

  • Congratulations! I envy you your flat Parkrun. I'd have to travel some 30 miles to Harrogate to get something on the flat. Somehow, the downhill bits at Skipton don't seem to compensate for the uphill bits.

    Don't worry about your time. When you get really used to running 5Km, you'll than be able to concentrate on speeding up.

    That's what I tell myself anyway.

  • Thank you ! I am really happy with my time. We don't have hills in this part of Yorkshire, only the occasional undulation. Running a hilly parkrun would be quite a shock to my system!

  • Used to live in Hull (back in the mists of time) so I know what you mean. My daughter tells me hills are good for me - they'll make my legs stronger (or some other nonsense). That's the trouble with younger, fitter people: they don't realise how annoying being right can be.

  • Knocking 15 seconds off your time is a brilliant achievement so many congratulations to you! It just shows that slow and steady is the way to go.

  • Thanks Irish ! The encouragement of the C25k'ers on this forum helped a lot in deciding to give parkrun a go !

  • brilliant...isnt park run just fab :)

  • I love parkrun! Hoping to do a bit of parkrun tourism too!

  • 15 seconds off! - well done. Just keep at it. Isn't parkrun such good fun? I don't know what I did with my Saturday mornings before I discovered it.

  • Thanks AdamB! I know what you mean re Saturday mornings ! Parkrun is great fun !

  • Well done girly, congrats on the pb. Parkrun is ace :)

  • Thanks ! Am really enjoying parkrun (we have 3 to choose from in and around Hull so I may try one of the others) !

  • Well done Girly, i was just down the road at Humber Bridge. Reasonably flat and out of the wind.

  • Thanks, I may give the Humber bridge parkrun a try some time!

  • Brilliant time for a Parkrun - great fun.

  • Thanks Buffy ! Parkrun is fab !

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