Yesterday I attended my first ever Parkrun, not as a runner, but as a marshal just so that I could suss everything out and get a feel for it before I run it on 6th May I enjoyed it very much & have volunteered to marshal again next Saturday. Feeling a bit curious about the route, I returned to the park today with OH, First Born & her fiancé so that I could run the route & not have any surprises when I officially run the route in May. First Born & I ran it whilst the other 2 walked it. There were 2 really steep hills which First Born aced till she got to the top of the 2nd one & she had to walk it. First time around (the route is 2 laps around the lake) I whizzed up both hills, 2nd time round was a tad slower but I got there without stopping. I had to take a comfort break after lap one and I actually remembered to stop my Fitbit & then restart it again! I completed the course in 39 minutes 42 seconds with which I am very pleased (the whole course is just over 5k) because I took a few seconds out to stop & photograph the lake & route and a second time to check I was going along the right path.
(Photo is part of the route I ran this morning)