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Registered for my first parkrun on saturday

Sooo scared, i had been really excited until i actually registered and told my neighbour i would love to go with her!! Now i cant back out.. Flippin heck!!!

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I'm sure you will be fine. Go along and have fun, you may well become addicted! X :-)

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I did my first one last Saturday and really enjoyed it! It's like minded people out for a good run...good luck :)

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It's good, you'll love it. Quite different from running alone, even more different to the treadmill. Read the course webpage so you know what to expect with the run. They do a first timer briefing that covers everything you need to know.

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There is absolutely nothing to be scared of. The official "description" of Parkrun is that it is a weekly timed 5K run/walk. This simply means what it says - you go along (with others) , do YOUR thing and it gets timed!!!

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It's great. Enjoy it!

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No, you can't back out now. Definitely not. Go and have a fun run with your neighbour......and lots of other people ! I love Parkrun !

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You'll be fine! Bet you enjoy it, especially going with a friend. Don't forget to report back, ! :)

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Go, have fun, enjoy it! Join in with cake/coffee/bacon butties afterwards. I have made a whole raft of new friends through parkrun, they are such a supportive bunch. Let us know after how you got on!

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It's great. It's much better than running with just a few folk because you can always find somone that is running at a pace you are comfortable with and just tag along with them if you want to.

I always do ParkRun if I visit the UK, and always enjoy it. I always start at the back and follow people that are going at a gentle pace, then later on I move up the field to people going a little quicker if I have more gas in the tank :)

Don't be scared, it's just lots of people like you, out to enjoy themselves with like minded folk on a Saturday morning, that's a nice thing :)

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Well done - enjoy it and if you do, why not write a review for the forum?

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