So last week I completed my first park run since graduating C25K and I was sooooo pleased to have done it, YIPPEEEEEEE!
But - (WHY is there always a BUT!!!!!!)
According to my time piece - my ever reliable Umbro sports watch (£20 out of Argos about 2 years ago), I clocked a time of 29:55. Jubilation, disbelief and any other adjective you can think of to sum up how I felt about doing a sub 30 minute 5k. Then I saw the "official" parkrun result . . . . . 32:10.
Damn, blast, oh dear never mind, better luck next time eh! All the nicer things/words that could have passed my lips, but didn't. I don't think this is the right place to put the words I actually said, you lot are far to nice and delicate for that kind of language.
So, Saturday morning comes around again and following pretty much the same routine, I head off for PR2. Now here is the spooky bit. I cross the line and hit stop on my watch, not looking at the display, (needed a couple of seconds to get my breath back). I then look at the display . . . .29:55 (AGAIN!!)
After the events of last week, I now have no faith in my Umbro time piece at all. I am convinced the stop watch only goes up to 29:55 before getting stuck. So now I have to wait for my official time from parkrun.
Official time . . . . . . . 00:29:57
So there we are, two parkruns in and I am officially under 30 minutes. I know its only 3 seconds, but as far as I am concerned, it's a new world record - move over Mo, there's a new guy in the park! (Sorry Sir Mo Farrow, you are a legend and I'm only joking).