1st Parkrun done - can I have a cake now?? :-)

1st Parkrun done - can I have a cake now?? :-)

Well, I did it! I'm no longer a Parkrun virgin :-D

Watergrove Parkrun certainly isn't the easiest, but it must be amongst the most beautiful. Lovely cool, clear morning and the autumn colours were stunning.

A tad disappointed with my time of 40.30 but I guess whacking a new PB next week shouldn't be too difficult

Lovely friendly bunch of folk too - and thanks to fellow C25K graduate Hussainbolts for all his advice and encouragement.

Right, I've earned one of these!!

20 Replies

  • Brilliant Sazzle ! First of many I guess ? Aw and how lovely to meet Mr Bolts too !

    Well done and yes you certainly deserve on of those , they look scrummy ! :-) xxxx

  • Definitely PP - great experience and a great strive to improve now. Bloomin' tough course though!

    Mr Bolts is lovely - as were the whole crowd, very friendly and supportive. Hope Zumba was fun xxx

  • Yes , I have heard it is a VERY tough course , so hats off to you - Respect Missus !

    Zumba was brilliant , thanks ! :-) xxx

  • After doing that course, you most certainly can have cake, fantastic effort well done Sarah

  • I would say you have earned more than one, they look yummy !!

    Well done sazz;e :D don't worry about your time I am sure it will soon come down ,even if it doesn't it is certainly worth a cake at the end of the run :D

  • Thank you Rob! I'm sure I will get quicker and I look forward to trying - loved it!

  • Well done, you deserve a cake !!

  • Well done. I think Mr Bolts only invited you along as he has his eyes on one of your lovely cakes for Parkrun anniversary time! Only kidding. ...

    Parkrun is brilliant. Welcome to the Parkrun family and wishing you many happy runs ahead ☺☺☺

  • Hmmmm I hadn't thought of that ;-) :-D

    Really enjoyed it goon - first of many!

  • Well done, you most definitely deserve cake! They look amazing. I was so nervous on my first Park Run, but as it's so friendly and great people I went back for more. Good luck on your next one :)

  • I must add, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that time, you don't need to feel disappointed with that.

  • Agreed ☺ Regularly running an undulating route will be fantastic for your long term stamina!!!

  • And it doesn't get anymore undulating than Watergrove park run, trust me.

  • Well done, you have done it - 5 Km is not easy to do. I graduated 4 weeks ago and did parkrun today and had to push myself to keep running. Speed isn't really what is most important though, it is about running time and distance and if you want to, you can knock time off the total next time for your own self improvement. Imagine before you started C25K, could u even imagine being able to run for so long. Brilliant effort 😉 Julie

  • Well done on your Parkrun. Nothing wrong with that time either, even better taking the hills into account.

    Glad you enjoyed it xx

  • Absolutely nothing wrong with that time. I reckon you definitely earned your cake :)

  • OMG look at those cakes! They look divine! You could put those at the finish post then everyone one would get a PB. Running for cake always works for me

    Well done Sazzer!!!!

  • Well done on your first Parkrun - and I bet that time will soon come down...as long as you don't have too many of those scrum my looking cakes!

  • Well done you! I really must sign up for a park run myself...

  • Do it! They're great fun :-)

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