I think I managed my first parkrun <40 minutes but that was a one off. Since then I have averaged 45 mins. Yesterday I finished the City of Birmingham 10K in one and half hours. I think they were packing up when I crossed the line
My friend Ellen was determined not to leave me behind and spent a lot of the time running on the spot just so we could finish together. This running business lets to you find great friends.
I admit I took walking breaks but hey-ho I had to take time to enjoy the lovely Sutton Park.
Two things I noticed as I went round. If I decided to give a hill a go - I wanted to walk at the top. Also, if someone shouted out words of encouragement I wanted to stop and walk. Reverse psychology in my case I suppose.
Anyway, thanks to this C25K programme and the Boldmere Bullets I made it! And don't I feel good.