thanks to those who persuaded me to be brave and try a parkrun, just managed my first one in beautiful sunshine, which was a bit of a change from the snow we've had and I was a bit warm with a return of the beetroot face as I was dressed for the sharp frost we had when I was out with the dogs. Anyway I survived it! I wasn't last and ran the whole thing. Don't know my actual time yet but my tracker and watch have it just about 32 minutes which I'm more than happy with! I am now sitting in the nearby cafe with a coffee waiting for my face to return to a more normal colour! Thanks again to the encouraging folk in this group for making me brave enough to do it!