My first ever Park Run!: The reason I joined C... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K

110,493 members143,014 posts

My first ever Park Run!


The reason I joined C25K in the first place was because I wanted to join my daughters in a Park Run. Well, on Saturday, for the first time, I surprised them all by turning up not as a supporter, but as a RUNNER!

Yes, it took me 43 minutes, and the only people slower than me were those walking or those running with young children, but I did it. And I ran the whole way without stopping, despite the heat.

It was granddaughter’s first Park Run too, in her new running buggy. Here’s a photo of me, my three daughters, grandchild, and the dog.

So pleased and still can’t believe it. 😆

10 Replies

What a lovely picture - congratulations on the run 🏃‍♀️


Well done. Here's to many more parkruns!!

Wow RuthL! What a fantastic achievement. 😮. Keep on running girl!


Wow that's fantasic!

I came across my local Park Run completely by accident a couple of weeks ago when I went out to complete my run. At that point I didn't even know they existed! I came home and googled it thinking it would be something you would have to pay to enter. It's so wonderful that all you need to do is register.

Once my son and I have completed the programme we're going to do it together.

Happy running :-)

agedsnailspaceGraduate in reply to pianoteacher

Don't wait! Get along now. :) . You can even use it to run your scheduled run. It's perfectly acceptable to walk as well as run. Wish I'd started earlier!

pianoteacherGraduate in reply to agedsnailspace

Thanks for the encouragement! I'll see if I can persuade him to have a go sooner x

Brilliant. We'll done. Here's hoping it's the first of many. How lovely to be able to do it with your family.


Congratulations and well done. On my first park run I came 6th from last and it took me 43 mins so you did amazing. Keep it going and I can guarantee you will see progress. Hope you enjoyed it to. X


Well done! That’s my aim too. I haven't told my daughters that I have been doing this. (Final run tomorrow) want to surprise them x


Congratulations RuthL!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

The vision has become reality! Amazing!! 😂

You may also like...