What a blast! My first Parkrun today at Lowestoft, the most easterly point of the UK, was an awesome experience. Well organised and with a huge mix of types of runner, I didn't feel out of place. Despite the advice I was given it was difficult not to get carried away with the occasion and I did start too quickly and I did suffer for it towards the end. I've never run with other people before so to find myself amongst, as I later found out, 268 other runners was mind blowing! The course is two laps of 2.5K, I remarked to another chap at the half way point about 'bloody fast' fit youngsters when I saw a chap finish whilst I still had a lap to go!
Anyhoo, my time of 33:25 earned me a position of 204 out of 269 and 25th in my age class of VM45-49, honestly veteran? With my youthful good looks?! 😉
Fellow C25Kers, have a go, its free, its non competitive (to most) and its very rewarding. I'll be making a regular pilgrimage to this and the other local courses, I never thought I'd manage this only a few weeks ago.