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First Park Run done๐Ÿ˜€

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SurreyjelbelGraduate
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It was drizzling at the start, then pouring, it was undulating, it was mainly on very muddy grass, but I did it! And ... I ran all the way.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

I haven't got my time yet, but that is irrelevant really as I have never ran 5k before and my goal was to run a 5k which I have.

Lessons learnt:

I need shorts with the tight underlayer as I got chaffing from wet material

I believe I tied my trainers too tight as got pins and needles in left toes

I had paced it OK as I sprinted from last Marshall to the end

10 weeks ago, I was a couch potato and now I have just done my first Park Run - am unbelievably delighted ๐Ÿ˜€

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Sadeskin profile image
SadeskinGraduate

Congratulations on your first parkrun! I did the very same thing this morning too for the first time, itโ€™s great to read about your experience. Mine was so very muddy I slipped a few times but thankfully didnโ€™t fall over!

Well done and enjoy a weekend on cloud 9 that you completed your first parkrun. Feels good, doesnโ€™t it?

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SurreyjelbelGraduate in reply to Sadeskin

I was amazed at how many people were there, but am still grinning that I did it!

Well done to you too.

Oh well done Surreyjelbel...your first 5k done at Parkrun with hills and mud is a great acheivement๐Ÿ˜Š...

The mud washes off, but the smile doesn't eh?๐Ÿ˜„xxx

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buddie17Graduate

Well done you!!!! I'm soooo impressed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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SurreyjelbelGraduate in reply to buddie17

My time was 40 mins 45 secs but I wasnโ€™t last!

I have very bad chaffing due to wet shorts. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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buddie17Graduate in reply to Surreyjelbel

One word.... VASOLINE!

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SurreyjelbelGraduate in reply to buddie17

Ew, hate that stuff!

Need to rethink running gear for wet weather. Luckily, my husb has all sorts of leggings/shorts so will try all his first!

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SaskAlliecatGraduate

Yay! Kudos on a great run!

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