Dead Chuffed πŸ˜€

Dead Chuffed  πŸ˜€

Race report for people who wanted to know how I got on - Bazza1234, Jacs-W, and also for poppypug because I owed her a Park Run from waaayy back. (My next one will be for Curlygurly2).

Got to the park nice and early and walked the dog as I knew I wasn't going to run her.

We finished our walk and I managed to get her back in the van and still beat the rush to the ladies.

Spoke to a very nice lady volunteer in a pink bib who explained everything very clearly. Hung around for the proper, official newbie talk and then walked up to the start - there were A LOT of people. Most of the other newbies seemed to be with friends, so I confined my pre race greetings to people who looked like they'd been before and were there with their dogs. (It's common ground so that works for me. πŸ™‚)

As we set off I picked out a couple of ladies who looked like they might be around my sort of pace to run behind - on the basis that if they turned out to be super speedy I could pick some new people... As luck would have it I chose right and finished right behind one of them (after she'd slowed down to a brisk walk about halfway round) \o/.

TLDR:

I did my first Park Run today, and finished in 34:53 without stopping or walking at all, I even managed a 'sprint' at the very end.

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  • Well done! Isn't it just the best.

    That's a very respectable time too!

  • Yes!

    I'm never going to break any records, but I was pretty pleased with it 😊 Thanks.

  • Brilliant and brilliant time too Go you !

  • Thank you Oldfloss 😍

  • Ace! Go you. Well done

  • Thank you!

  • woo hoo well done you :D xx

    sounds like a good time ive not graduated yet so obvs not a expert but sounds good to me

  • Thank you !

  • Well done! I did Preston park this morning. My running club dump their stuff on the tree stump. Folks in orange vests.

    Hope you do it again

    Respectable time too

  • How many laps of Preston Park is it? It's not a park I visit often so it might be worth the trip over just for a change.

  • 3 got a faster time, think I prefer Hove park though

  • Hooray! Really well done. You can come run at the Nosehill Calgary Parkrun with me anytime - that's about the speed I go. And so happy to hear about the sprint finish. They're so fun aren't they?

  • πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

    I genuinely cannot not up the pace when I am actually 'competing' as it were. Which is odd because I wouldn't describe myself as particularly competitive.

  • You did so very very good πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜€πŸ’ͺ🏻

  • Well done, great time and glad you enjoyed it.

  • I couldn't do it every week in the same park, but maybe as a once a month thing I'd still find it fun πŸ˜€

  • There you are - wasn't so bad after all!! :) :)

  • Not too bad at all. πŸ˜€

  • Yay ! You did it !!!

    Really Well done Mads , that's your first one under your belt. Glad you enjoyed it ! :-) xxx

  • Well done mad, good time!

  • Thanks. πŸ˜€

  • Yay! A parkrun just for me! I look forward to reading about it!

  • Probably at the beginning of next month πŸ‘

  • Great run, well done :)

  • Thanks πŸ˜€

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