Got there in the end.

It has taken me a very very long time to get to 5k but at 60 years old I am really pleased with myself running twice a week at the moment. Looking forward to doing a park run sometime soon.


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  • Doesn't matter how long it took you, you got there. well done and hope you enjoy the parkruns

  • Hi Bolton 😊 I know what you mean, its a long way isn't it and having to keep running past that 30 minute mark is one of the hardest things. I'm 57.

    Well done for having reached that milestone, and agree that twice a week is often enough with these longer runs

    I'm doing a 5k then a 30 min (shorter one) at the moment.

    Happy running😊

  • It's reading posts like this that make me determined to see this program through.

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing !

  • Go for Parkrun - they are fun, extremely friendly. My advice as especially as you can already do 5K (and for Parkrun a walk, walk/jog or a very fast run are all just fine) don't wait, register and go do it.

  • HOLD THE FRONT PAGE! Well done you! This is terrific news and shows what you can achieve if you stick at something. It really doesn;t matter how long it takes either because the main thing is that you are running twice a week (make it three if you can and reeeeeally see benefits) and your heart and lungs are screaming THANK YOU!!!! Good luck on your first parkrun - they are GREAT fun and you can go as slow as you bloomin well like!

  • Okay! Job done..... very well done.... maybe time to shake it up with the odd three times a week... :)

    if this old (67) year old can.... )... come on... slow and steady.... build up to that Park run :)

  • Well done 5k is a great achievement ... it's a very long way isn't it!

    Definitely, definitely do a Parkrun. Running with others is great and everyone is friendly and encouraging.

    I'm also 60 and although I'm always near the back I'm always chuffed when the results come in and I've got a faster time than runners younger than me! I look forward to Saturday when I'm doing a Parkrun and I never thought I'd say that!

    Go for it! Good luck and let us know how you get on.

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