Did my Week 7 Run 1 this morning in my first ever Parkrun!
I turned up with my barcode and literally no idea what to do. Found a steward who explained to me there would be new runners briefing which would explain everything - everyone was very friendly and helpful. Met and chatted to some other new runners.
Did my run exactly as scheduled. This meant walking for the first 5 mins so I started at the back. Moved my way through the field and ran my alloted 25 mins. Was within sight of the finish when the timer told me to walk. Thought about running on but heard Oldfloss' voice in my head very sternly telling me to stick to the programme Sorry Oldfloss I'm sure you're not stern but you are in my head!
Think I finished in less than 35 mins as my timer went off again as I was waiting to be scanned!
To anyone who is considering Parkrun I would urge you to give it a go. There were all sorts of people there - some very fast, some slow, some doing walking running intervals, others walking the whole route. There is also a back walker so you can't actually come last!
All being well I intend to do my 28 mins run in it next week.
Happy Running everyone x