So I finally took the plunge this morning and did a park run - it was fab. Managed to jog all but ~300m which is further and longer than I have ever run. Next aim is to run the whole thing 🙂. Was proud to have C25k as my running club too. Oh yes, and I wasn't last 👍
First post grad run - first park run - Couch to 5K
Oh good on ya.
Well done. I shared a similar experience with you. I did my first post C25K Graduation run also this morning at a Parkrun. I live about 30 minutes North of Dublin and this morning for a change I drove to Dublin and met my two sisters at Marley Park and did the Parkrun there. The crowd was 5 times bigger than my local Parkrun. I got a new PB for me, 32:23 shaving off almost 30 seconds. Although like you my legs got heavy after 3 km and I had to walk for 300-400 metres. The run felt a lot longer than 5 km, just a different course.
thats it now, you are addicted to parkrun. best addiction ive had anyway XD
It is great that you have managed the park run.I am a bit apprehensive about running with a crowd.
So was I! I made sure I started near the back, and was a bit demoralised when most people sped off ahead. But I kept up my slow and steady pace and was soon overtaking people who had slowed up to walk. It was a good atmosphere, and the marshals around the course were really encouraging. I'd say give it a try 🙂
Wow, good for you! That's my next goal. Maybe in a few weeks.
Ooh very brave, well done. Parkrun is on my list of things to do too. Sometimes there are 450 runners at our local event which I can't imagine. I still feel a fraud to be honest, not a real runner! Everyone seems to love them though, so hopefully one day soon. Great that you enjoyed it
Just go for it! There were nearly 700 at mine, but it was fine. It's given me a new target to work towards.
Ps and there were some really serious runners who were finishing their second lap as I finished my first, but the volunteers were still really supportive to the slower runners 😊