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First park run completed.

Angelakh profile image

Today I completed my first parkrun. I was so nervous about this I barely slept at all last night, consequently I got up feeling absolutely terrible. I was not to be put off though as I had told that many people I was doing it I didn't dare back out. I have to say I did find it really really tough even though I have been running 5k 3 times a week since graduation 3 weeks ago. When I finished I totally forgot to do my stretches ( not sure if that was down to exhaustion or relief that I managed to finish) so now my legs are feeling stiff and achy. I will not be put off though and aiming to repeat this next week hopefully with a good nights sleep. I managed a time of 33:54 which put me in 259th place. looks like I have a long way to go!! Roll on next week!

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Well done!!! Posts like this are such an inspiration to us still building up 😃

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AngelakhGraduate in reply to

Thank you. When I started c25k I never really thought I would achieve a 5k run. I originally started the programme because I was on a 100 day step challenge and was looking at ways to improve the number of steps I was doing. Now I am totally addicted to running

Oldfloss profile image

Well done you... keep it slow and steady and don't forget to stretch!! Make sure you get loads of consolidation in of the thirty minute runs:)

Martin_Rose profile image

Well done, that's a great time, who knows with a good night's sleep you might beat that next week.

rolysmate profile image

I'm sorry but bloody hell that's a good time, well done

Angelakh profile image
AngelakhGraduate in reply to rolysmate

Thank you. I think sometimes I forget how old I am and expect a little too much from myself.

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rolysmateGraduate in reply to Angelakh

continue to forget how old you are (it's only a number)

Congratulations! What a brilliant time too. I'm aspire to run one that fast - hope you're proud of yourself.

GrannyO profile image

Wow! That was a brilliant time and an inspiration to us slow coaches shuffling our way to graduation! 😂🎉

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AngelakhGraduate in reply to GrannyO

Thank you. A few weeks ago I was shuffling. This programme is amazing. I just wish I had discovered it earlier

Madge50 profile image

Well done you, so glad you enjoyed parkrun, it's just fab, your time is great. Pretty speedy actually! I finished 481 out if 582 today, so, take no notice of those numbers, you went, you took part, you did it, awesome you! 😎


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AngelakhGraduate in reply to Madge50

Thank you. I can't wait til the next one. I definitely have the bug

That's amazing! I'm on week 8 and did my first Parkrun. ...well jog with few secs of walking! I came last out of 40 runners to a huge round of applause! And I felt such elation! Keep at it and well done! 😁

Vixen67 profile image

To me that's a pretty amazing time 🎉🎉🏃🏼‍♀️

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