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First Park Run! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate
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A few of us cobbled together a virtual running club and did our first Park Runs today.

I loved it, so supportive and cheering you on all the way. Just over 330 people did it (I think) and it’s well established with lots and lots of regulars.

My Strava time was 35.01 with a great pace (sub 7min/km!!!!!!) after my recent endeavours...... My official PR time was 36.32 (with a pee break) position 273

I blame Luke - he made me go faster! (And he even finished a couple of minutes in front of me.

Verdict - we’ll be back in a few weeks and it will become a regular feature of my running week and journey to 10K.

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telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

Great time! Anything sub-7 minutes is a killer for me. Must get around to doing one soon.

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to telford_mike

It was a bit, but no matter how tired I thought I was, the home stretch makes you run even faster.... my split for that 0.1km was sub 6min/km!

All the best runners take a pee break. 😊 Good run, Mitch, well done! xx

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to Sadie-runs

lol - it’s a difficult balance between a having enough water on board and needing β€œa break”..... I didn’t drink that much when I got up.... honest! X

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

Well done Mitch. Great time whichever one you take. Glad we did it together! 😊

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to Saartjie

I’m not really sure how they calculated it.... one second we were all standing there, then all of a sudden the crowd started moving!

I’m so pleased which ever time is real lol

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Very well done you.. and everyone:)

Yay! Well done, Mitch! Glad you enjoyed it! Hopefully the first of many. (I’ve no idea how to take a pee break at ours, but guess that’s easier for the guys! πŸ˜‚) πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to mountaindreamer

There (luckily) was a porta loo!

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate in reply to LoungeLizaard

Nope...we just have trees (which are rather exposed on all sides!) πŸ˜‚

Brillant stuff Mitch.πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’₯πŸ‘πŸ‘

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to Tbae

Thx TBae

jeffbird
jeffbirdGraduate

this is a great idea! I also did 1st park run today. haven't been on here much recently so missed your virtual club. If it's ok could you tag me in if you do another one so I can join in?

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to jeffbird

Yes mate - I’ve made a note. Will be towards mid-end August as I’m away for next few weeks.

Keep an eye out for a post as well πŸ‘πŸ‘

What was your time / stats??

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Well done loungelizaard, I knew you’d enjoy it. A good time too. No chance of a wee stop on Southsea prom.

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Lol

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate

Fantastic! My first yesterday as well - Strava time 34.46, which was my first sub 35. Official 35.13 and am happy with that. I’ll be back πŸ˜ƒ

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to Sandie1961

Yay well done - I’ll tag you in the run up to our next little β€œget together” if you like?

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_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate

What a brilliant achievement! The first of many, I’m sure! πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’₯πŸ’¨

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to _SimonT_

Cheers Simon πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Fantastic! These organised events are brilliant. Task sense of community. I've not done a Parkrun yet, just a few charity events, but it's on the hit list.

Glad you enjoyed it! 😁😘

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to Sutsha

It was a really good experience ❀️😎

Julian1970
Julian1970Graduate

Excellent first PR Mr Lizaard!!!!

They don't have portaloos on our run and I don't think the members of the public would take too kindly to runners peeing off the top of the cliffs.

Although they measure your finish times quite accurately, start times are a bit hit and miss I think. If you start near the back, you can easily be down 20-30 seconds to start with.

But 36:32 is a great time. Besides, you don't want to put in your best time on your first run, it's much better to knock a few seconds off each subsequent run, then you keep getting to see "New PB" on the official time sheet ;)

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to Julian1970

I’m not sure tbh. I started my Strava within 5 seconds of everyone starting to run. I made sure I was at the back so I was out of the way.... so not sure how I’m over a minute different.

Fatdad71
Fatdad71Graduate

Congrats on the excellent run and not having to do a Paula Radcliffe 😱

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to Fatdad71

Omg can you imagine....?? LMAO

Eiralas
EiralasGraduate

Congrats on your first parkrun - and well done on your time :-)

(Sorry this is a bit late)

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to Eiralas

❀️

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