Not my fastest but definitely the most enjoyable! I ran with my 13 year old son today and as he's asthmatic we needed a plan to get round. We decided on intervals of 1 minute running followed by 2 minutes walking so his chest could recover.
We were aiming for between 40-45mins - he came in at 35:15 and me at 35:24! He enjoyed it so much particularly at the end when he decided to sprint for the line (left me for dust!) and the marshalls and loads of more experienced runners at the finish line were all cheering him on
He plays in goal for a junior football team and he said at the end that he had enjoyed the run more than football because of how nice everyone was. I love football as a game but in my opinion it is rotten from the top down - despite all the attempts by the FA to improve it, junior football can be quite a toxic environment
Parkrun could not be more different - the only competition is with yourself and the positive vibe is infectious. I will never compete with the fastest runners - my boyfriends work colleague came 2nd today with an atonishing 16:10 PB!!! - but it isn't about that at all.
Well done to everyone who took part in Parkrun today and to all those considering it - Go For It!