I finally plucked up courage to go along to my local park run (Oldham), and it was great! Well, the organisation and volunteers and atmosphere and friendly runners were great- the course was quite hard- 3 laps and quite hilly. I'd hoped to get around 30m and managed 29.56 which I was chuffed with!
I'd wanted to go for a while but just not been brave / organised enough. However, having done the Mcr10k last week I definitely needed something in my diary to motivate me to keep running.
So- I'm definitely a parkrun convert!