Well, having built up my confidence by increasing the distance of my runs I decided to return to Parkrun. At my first Parkrun I set off too fast and ended up walking several parts of the course. This time I had one goal - to run the entire course.
My nerves were in overdrive again, as was my digestive system so I found it very hard going. I overtook a few people and ran most of the race behind a lady who was running with her two dogs. I reckoned that if those tiny 8 legs could keep up the pace for 5k surely I could too. I fell back a little in the final 1k but finished with an official time of 32.59.
Great to have the PB text and email - plenty of room for improvement but at last I have an official non-stop 5k time - yay!