Whilst I'm officially a graduate, as many of you know, running for 5k - and even for 30 minutes - is still something that frequently eludes me. I am not an accomplished or "proper" runner. I see so many people on here who want to Parkrun (I have created a verb for park running) but are worried because they're only halfway through the programme and won't be able to run the whole thing. I want to put it out there - if you want to do a Parkrun, that doesn't matter. There are people who walk virtually the whole thing. There are people like me who, even though I've once managed to run the whole thing, are so slow they may as well have walked the whole thing!!!!! If you want to be part of the most inclusive, collaborative and feel good movement ever, Parkrun. Wherever you are in the programme, put your app/podcast on and follow it at the Parkrun. When you've finished just walk the rest. The atmosphere and support will drive you on and give you a warm feeling inside. All Park runs are free, all staffed by volunteers, most of whom are runners - and all began right where we are. If you're really apprehensive but do want to do one, why not volunteer? I bet it will give you the conviction to do it yourself because you'll see how friendly and supportive the runs are. For me, personally, I look forward to my Saturday mornings. Yesterday and next week I have other commitments which mean I can't run and that makes me sad.