Couch to 5K
54,981 members87,511 posts

Loved today's parkrun in Leeds - I ran a whole 5k for the first time :-)

Visiting family in Leeds I told them I wanted to run a parkrun today. My family were extremely supportive and my dad decided to run with me.

It was at the park I used to play at when I was a child so loads of lovely memories. We got there nice and early and found the start. The pre run talks gave us a comfortable feeling about the run and we started at the back.

My dad (in his 70s) is much fitter than me and kept slowing down for me for the first km until I told him to go at his own pace.

It is a lovely park - beautiful trees, grass, monuments and play areas. We had to do 3 laps, but we were lapped before finishing the first one!

I managed to keep running the whole 5k, which is another one of my goals achieved this week! My dad finished in 42 minutes, and I finished 403rd out of 403 in a time of 48 minutes.

Helena

5 Replies
oldestnewest

Fantastic Helena ! Well done , great post ! How lovely to run with your Dad xxx

Aahhhh Leeds, my home town , love it ! Which one was it ? xxx

1 like
Reply

It was the Woodhouse Moor one :-) Have you run it? Hx

1 like
Reply

Ah no, I'm from the other side of Leeds, Halton/ Templenewsam way.

Ive been to Woodhouse Park a few times though :-) xxx

Reply

Well done Helena.

As your stamina and confidence improves, you will soon be taking chunks off your time.

1 like
Reply

Great stuff Helena! Running for the full 5K is a real milestone! *high five*

1 like
Reply

You may also like...