Parkrun: I set myself a target of going to... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K

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I set myself a target of going to parkrun after graduation even though I wasn't running 5k by the end of the programme. Well that's now the last 2 Saturday mornings I have ran 5k with no walking, the first week took me 43.09 (parkrun included a hill twice, but didn't let them defeat me) then yesterday I went to another parkrun which was all on the flat and completed it in 39.01. I still can't believe I'm managing to run 5k and managing to run for over the 30mins.

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Oldfloss profile image

Huge well done..loads of consolidation is the thing.. get in some short runs too and enjoy the next part of your running adventure:)

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carmour1983Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks, the I'm still trying to stick to 2 30min runs through the week as well

Equi-geek profile image

Well done on your runs carmour1983 - Nothing like a crowd to help you for those last few minutes 👏👏👏👏

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carmour1983Graduate in reply to Equi-geek

Thanks, yeh the extra support in person makes a big difference, last week I was the slowest at the parkrun but worked in my favour as at the 2nd hill, the tail runner suddenly appeared beside me and started talking to me, she must of noticed me suddenly struggle and I think without her support I would of given up and walked the hill lol x

Ang33333 profile image

Well done! I'm not quite running 5k yet but I might just give it a go!

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carmour1983Graduate in reply to Ang33333

Ang33333 you should defo give it a go, my mum came with me yesterday, she just runs a bit then walks a bit x

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Ang33333Graduate in reply to carmour1983

Hopefully in about 3 weeks. I'm going to do it with my sister and she's away for a week. 😀

Ljb71 profile image

Did my first Park run yesterday and enjoyed it too. You are right about it being good to have people there encouraging you.

Tasha99 profile image

Fantastic! Liking the instant ParkRun tourism too! ❤️

Dizzysmum17 profile image

Yay amazing - go you! Well done 👍

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