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First ParkRun in the bag!

Charlottefc87
Charlottefc87Graduate
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I survived! Thank you all for the tips and advice, it really helped. I was very nervous & unsure at the start and even felt a bit teary. I just felt so out of place, but soon relaxed & realised how nice everybody is. Sarah bailed on me as I just couldn't get the app to work so I was left with only robot lady from map my run. So felt like I was doing it a bit blind, I intended to run for 28 mins in line with w8 r1 but ended up going for 35 mins, then walking for 2 minutes and running the last bit. My finish time was 40mins, and I was 278th out of 300, do no need for Mo to worry just yet, but at least I wasn't last! Definetly going back again!

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Glossy
GlossyGraduate

Wow! That's so great, you ran for ages. You must be thrilled.

You need to have a word with Sarah for bailing on you though ☺️

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Charlottefc87
Charlottefc87Graduate
in reply to Glossy

thank you, poor form on Sarah's part, how could she leave me sta time like this?! We will be having words!!

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Bluebirdrunner

Well done on your first Parkrun Charlotte😊...sounds like you enjoyed it.

You did really well and must feel so proud of yourself.

Maybe take an extra rest day before W8 R2 to recover 😊x

Great piccy too.😊

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Charlottefc87
Charlottefc87Graduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you, yes I think at least 2 rest days may be needed before the next run! So pleased I made myself do it, when I first got there I was honestly so tempted just to turn round and go back home. I got scared seeing all the professional looking people in Lycra! 😨

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Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate
in reply to Charlottefc87

You were brave and did it😎x

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Jododds

Yay! Good for you.

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Madge50
Madge50Graduate

Well done you 👏, parkrun is great........now you've got to keep going....there are free t-shirts to earn you know.......😄, I was volunteering at mine today.... #loveparkrun

Mx

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Charlottefc87
Charlottefc87Graduate
in reply to Madge50

Ooo I do like a freebie!

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Gwibiwyr51
Gwibiwyr51Graduate

Excellent, well done you; nothing to fear from now on, stay positive and focused.

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damienair
damienairGraduate

Well done. Great time for your first Parkrun. You did very well. Parkrun is very addictive, the weekend doesn't feel the same without one.

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Charlottefc87
Charlottefc87Graduate
in reply to damienair

I fear this may start being the case!

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Jancanrun

Well done you especially without your usual encouraging Sarah, map my run mechanical voice lady...mmm on the plus side she is not too shouty on the negative you don't think she gives a monkeys...

But with or without Sarah you did an amazing run today . Brilliant.

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Charlottefc87
Charlottefc87Graduate
in reply to Jancanrun

Thank you, hopefully Sarah will be back in action in time for the next run, perhaps she too wants the extra rest day!

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Happy runner.. great photo.. well done that girl!! :)

I agree with Bluebirdrunner maybe ab extra rest day before your next run.. you deserve it:)

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Charlottefc87
Charlottefc87Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you, think I'm going to sleep well tonight!

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CookieM
CookieMGraduate

Well done! 😎

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Charlottefc87
Charlottefc87Graduate
in reply to CookieM

Thank you 😀

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Mummycav
MummycavAmbassador

Good for you...great feeling or WHAT??!!! Well done

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Charlottefc87
Charlottefc87Graduate
in reply to Mummycav

Amazing feeling! Look at us go!

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Mummycav
MummycavAmbassador
in reply to Charlottefc87

brilliant 😍

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Charlottefc87

Returning to the scene of the crime now to walk the dog, think it will be more of a gentle stroll this time round! 💤💤💤

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Nozza03
Nozza03Graduate

Wow hopefully that will be me in a few weeks! Well done🤘

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Charlottefc87
Charlottefc87Graduate
in reply to Nozza03

Thank you, honestly give it a go Nozza03 you will be suprised at what you can do!

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Teacherm
TeachermGraduate

I lost Sarah today as well - maybe she's on holiday! I'm aiming to start parkrun when I graduate. Would be really happy with a result like yours. Well done!

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Tricky2836

Well done you, times are not important yet the fact that your a great runner are the important bits... keep going your doing amazing 😀

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Viva54

Good for you. I haven't got there yet, but reading something like this is inspiring.

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Charlottefc87
Charlottefc87Graduate
in reply to Viva54

Thank you that's lovely, you will get there, I would recommend everyone to give ParkRun a go 😀

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Theziggy
TheziggyGraduate

Well done you, you did great

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