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I ran 5k! First Parkrun

orchards
orchardsGraduate
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Unusually, not working this morning so took the chance to do our local Parkrun. It's a pretty flat course so I reckoned it was a good time to see if I could keep running continuously for the whole 5k, and I did :-) :-) I followed all the advice on here about slow being the way to go - just how slow being demonstrated by being somewhat slower than one or 2 walkers :-D but hey, I was doing a running action - but I did actually overtake a few towards the end and came in 557th out of 588 in a time of 39:48. Very chuffed!

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Wow. Brilliant orchards.. Go you.😊

Chuff away..great stuff.πŸ˜„

runswithdogs
runswithdogsGraduate

That's a great time! Congratulations.

Rosie958
Rosie958Graduate

Congratulations! Well done for not stopping :-)

What an achievement. Well done Orchard. I'm quite envious - I can't wait to be able to take part in a park run. I was so close to being ready a couple of weeks ago.

Hope you're finding some way to celebrate.

orchards
orchardsGraduate
in reply to Razouski

One of the great things about it was that it wouldn't have mattered to anyone else if I hadn't kept running - it was just I wanted to see if I could do that 5k. Lots of people do walk round though, or do some running and quite a lot of walking so if you are capable of covering 5k you are ready to take part! Go for it!

ench0
ench0Graduate

Great stuff! Once I go sub-30 5K I might consider park run, still not brave enough. πŸ˜€

Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to ench0

Gosh, I did my 91st parkrun this morning. Not a single one of them sub 30 mins....you can do it !

ench0
ench0Graduate
in reply to Hidden

Wow! 91! That's a commitment!

Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to ench0

Lol ! 2 years post graduation I haven't progressed much beyond 5k so that's what I'm sticking with...!!

orchards
orchardsGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Sounds ok to me. They're fun :-)

orchards
orchardsGraduate
in reply to ench0

I've just checked the results for the one I did and there were more than 200 people who took longer than 30 minutes so you'd be in good company before you manage less than 30 minutes. It will certainly be some time before I can do it in less than 30, if I ever do, but I intend to do more parkruns anyway :-)

ench0
ench0Graduate
in reply to orchards

Good to know! It is more psychological - fear of being the slowest person out there.

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Hooray ! Well done on your 5K.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Brilliant well done you!! 😎

Well done!!

Von99
Von99Graduate

Fantastic! Well done!

Kegwills
KegwillsGraduate

Fantastic time. Well done for taking the plunge. And you're right, nobody is remotely bothered whether you walk or run - it's so inclusive and supportive. Here's to your next one! ☺

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