Yesterday's Parkrun (Horsham - another new one for me) was my fastest yet - 38.22 - exactly a minute faster than my previous Parkrun PB. I didn't enjoy this Parkrun for a number of reasons - mainly due to really inconsiderate fellow runners. The path is also very narrow in some places and it was pretty hazardous at times. It's a three lap circuit and as a slow runner it was just really unpleasant having two speedy runners overtaking you and almost forcing you into blackberry bushes, especially as I went to great pains to keep right to the side of the path to make overtaking easier......
My official time wasn't good but this was because I was struggling with my tech when they started - but my 38.22 is from the point I actually started moving!
I was a panther again ju-ju- although there were occasions when I felt more like a very irritated tiger!
And now, no running for a week - maybe just a little walk. Triathlon next Sunday and I need super fresh legs if I'm to stand any chance of the heinous run - only a mile but almost all uphill I've decided to volunteer at Parkrun next week instead. I may not have had the greatest Parkrun this weekend but that wasn't down to the organisers or volunteers in any way. In fact, in terms of volunteers, it was a great week. there was a member of the public with his leg in plaster sitting on a bench cheering all the runners on. I suspect he was a temporarily disabled Parkrunner. Each lap he met my eyes and urged me on, especially the second lap when I really needed it.
I've even checked for people's running routes in Sicily ahead of our holiday in a couple of weeks! My running shoes are definitely coming with me!