'Wimbledon Common parkrun results for event #456. Your time was 00:34:45.
Congratulations on completing your 1st parkrun and your 1st at Wimbledon Common parkrun today. You finished in 384th place and were the 120th female out of a field of 415 parkrunners and you came 10th in your age category VW50-54. Take a look at this week's full set of results on our website. Well done on your first run. We have set this as your PB'
Took almost all the advice available, and my divine Daughter in law (6 feet tall, long swishy blonde ponytail, has run half marathon but that is the very least of her amazingness) ran with me all the way. Wimbledon Common parkrun is a beautiful course, through trees, past lakes... highly recommended. At the start we celebrated several members achieving enormous numbers of parkruns and there was even a cake presentation!
I ran the whole way round I said I RAN THE WHOLE WAY ROUND and I can hardly believe the time recorded- see the quote above I am not making this up, it doesn't feel entirely real!!!! Apologies for the excessive use of exclamation marks, capitals etc!!!! It definitely felt as if the majority of the folks there went off into the distance in front, but that gave us enough space to run at my gasping pace and even managed to smile as well...
MASSIVE THANK YOU to each and every one of you who replied to my wobbly post yesterday and gave me the strength to get out there and just bl**dy do it.
So that's W9R1 done then Love you ALL xxx