MotherPip THIS IS JUST FOR YOU. Couldn't work how to do a reply to your last post and include a photo, so a new complete post.... sorry everyone else, but hope you enjoy the photo as well.
My PB for Parkrun (glad to say I'm getting better each time as yet, but only 3 in!) is 48:09, almost entirely walking so far. I am lucky because I can "power walk" pretty easily, it seems to me with about 50% of the energy I need to do a snails-pace jog. I'm pretty certain, based on my technology, that my "runs" are slower than my walks so when I'm back after my procedure (shouldn't be dramatic, I've had it done 3 times now and been very quickly OK each time) I'll be having a chat to the coach at my running club and then trying to "run" a Parkrun even if it's slower. It sounds to me as if you've been having a torrid time - why not do what I've done a couple of times and go to the Parkrun course and just run it on your own, you know the course, set your watch when you start, plug into some favourite running music (give the C25 W9 music a miss). Check your watch at the end - you'll enjoy it for sure and betcha the time will be better. I envy you the sound of the sea. xxxx