Decided ,after doing my first parkrun 2 weeks ago in Perth, a very flat course, that my next parkrun would be my closest, which happens to be pretty hilly. I tried the course tonight, after improving my confidence last night with a good uphill cycle, and when I reached the first long hill, all of you good people helped me up that hill, I heard the often commented Slow slower slowest ! and slowly trotted up the hill, I was surprised to see I was about half way up and was thinking about writing it up later on here and that I didn't want to be writing that I had a walk break! I made it to the top and had a level stretch and then a downhill stretch, another level bit and then another uphill! Near the bottom of this hill my dogs were told off by a pair of westie's but they just ignored them and ran on and the westie's owner, an elderly gent, must have seen I was working hard and told me to keep going! I told him I would try my best and made it back up the hill. My app said I had done4.5 k even though I'm sure I followed the parkrun route, so I ran a loop on the grass until my app said 5 k and that was just over 35 minutes so I was really pleased with that especially as it was hilly and fairly warm, So thank you to you lot for helping me up the first hill as thinking about you all helped me starve the gremlins of the attention they wanted even though I was aware they were poised , ready to jump in and tell me I should just walk a bit if I had given them half a chance! They have been mostly absent since about wk 8 but anything new like hills seems to give them a little hope!
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