Last in park run - but it felt great!

Ran with 6yr old granddaughter Jessie. Counted planes, trees , birds and laughed and chatted all way round . She has done Junior parkruns but this was her first 5 k . She set pace and did lots of walk breaks. Everyone at end clapped and cheered her over the finish . Magic experience. So for anyone worried about being last at park run or a race don't be as you get so much encouragement.

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  • That's what it's all about, my kind of park run! Fantastic! I hope you'll do many more together.


  • It was all about fun Madge and never once thought of time Aim was to beat the dog with the tail runner!

  • Sounds like a fabulous way to spend the morning! But remember - you weren't last - the tail runner is always behind you! :-)

  • Cos I am slow I've always been nervous before races in case I was last but after this morning wouldn't bother me Noaky. Love running with wee ones Always be grateful for c25k for making it possible

  • I'm slow too and am generally right at the back, but having done a couple of parkruns now, I don't actually care anymore! :-)

    I too can't thank C25K for getting me here....... :-) :-)

  • Fabulous :) Sounds brilliant fun.

    My 6 year old daughter is desperate to do 'big' Parkrun. Last week after Junior Parkrun my husband then did an extra 2k or so with her to get her in training :) :)

  • If she wants to do it just let her goonkeeping. Think the thing they find hardest is having to go slower over the distance cos they used to being speedy at Juniorparkrun. It'll be great for you when you can all run together as family

  • Well done, for completing the run, I came in last as well, I come in last in most runs I do, but we get there and do the run so you should be really proud of yourself there are plenty of people who don't do any exercise :) Well done again, enjoy the rest of your day,

    Take care,

    Siobhan x

  • Thanks Siobhan Yes it's all about taking part and enjoying the experience. When I do park run on my own there is always wee bit of me trying to get a new PB so today was quite relaxing

  • Just got time in - so we were 434 th and 435th and 41m34s so well pleased. Did think it was quite a fast field this morning

  • Yep - I think that time would have beaten the last few finishers at my local Parkrun this week by about 10 minutes. My other closest Parkrun has lots of entrants from a running club called "Huffers & Puffers" which always makes me smile.

  • That is an amazing tine for a six year old! You must have inspired her. You've certainly given me an idea though. I need to find a grandchild who is no faster than me (could be difficult even though I have twelve to choose from) and then enter a Park Run and get cheers because people think I have slowed down to encourage my grandchild. Result!

  • It was Jessie and her wee brother Brody who inspired me to start running as they ran a race before I ever donned my first trainers TT The cheering was amazing though

  • I have only ever run with one grandchild Ff60 . He was ten, and on both occasions he was waiting at the finish all done and dusted to cheer me as I staggered through. I must catch them younger...

  • I wouldn't stand a chance against a 10 yr old ! At least he waited for you TT!

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