I’m a slow 5ker. Run 40 mins on treadmill, 45 to 48 on road (sand as well, Crosby parkrun!) took myself out last night and tried stepping stone to get my pace up. Was okay for the first 2 150 tracks but really struggled 155 and walked for the 160. Which was good in a way because it was after 10 pm and I was getting worried in the dark.
Another question: got shouted at last night for running past someone with her dog but I really had no choice (by dual carriageway, parked cars on pavement). What do other people do? Later on I met a man and husky and could go in the opposite direction until he was far enough away. Dogs aren’t normally an issue because if I run in the morning the parks are open and there’s lots of space. The main hazard is school kids at the bus stop!