My 2nd park run and I have been practising during my weekly runs to not run too fast at the start and save the best for the last couple of K's. It must of paid off as today my official time was 29 minutes dead which beats my best ever 5 Km for all my running by 23 seconds. As has been said on here before I think park runs improve your running not because of a competitive streak but just because you are running with others and can use them to motivate yourself. As well as using Gary the Garmin to watch my pace I was keeping up with other runners who were running at the pace I needed to do to get a good time.
Hope I haven't peaked to early and future park runs will be harder to do!
Happy running everyone