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First timer parkrun

Suzi73
Suzi73Graduate
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After completing this app I've kept up my 🐌 pace of jogging. I've actually have found a route where I can leave the house and jog. I used to drive to a park and do my app there. It's a wonderful feeling when you actually finish jogging for 30 minutes. It's day's you wake up oh its jog time get your kit on and your not feeling it. But once you get out there and do it what a amazing feeling after. Well I've booked up enough courage to register with my local parkrun. It's my first time today so I'll be off for it soon. Quite nervous about it as it will be a different route I'm not used too. Hopefully it doesn't take me to long to complete the 5k wish me luck.

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

I wish luck for your first park run this morning Suzi73., don't worry too much about the time.

O505k
O505kGraduate

Good luck, they are very friendly communities so I'm sure you did great.

Good luck. I'm just off to a Park Run now too. Only my second as I was having to rest a swollen ankle the last 2 Saturdays. I'm on week 9 so hope to get to the podium next week... !!!

Scooter69
Scooter69Graduate

Good luck. Just enjoy yourself!

I’ve been trying to pluck up the courage to do our park run, I’m w7r1, think I will wait until I’ve graduated.

Good luck today! It’s a beautiful morning

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate
in reply to Clarefromclare

There is a 'tail walker' and some people just walk it, or run some and walk some. Even if you're last the tail walker will be right with you. Go do it. No need to wait until the podium. It's about exercise and fun and a social occasion. Enjoy!

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate
in reply to Clarefromclare

Do it do it do it! I walked my first in week one in 48 minutes!

Jalk
Jalk
in reply to Clarefromclare

just go, there is no judgement and no need to wait until you think you can complete 5k. Time doesn't matter and you will feel great for doing it

Dg_w
Dg_wGraduate

You will love it and the people there are great .. let us know how you get on.

Woohoo Suzi good luck! It sounds so exciting. You’ll smash it, whether as a gazelle or a snail (I know which I’d be! 🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌), and you’ll feel proud as punch afterwards. πŸ‘Š πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

Hope you’ll report back!

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

How did it go? I bet you LOVED it, didn’t you?! Whoop whoop, welcome to the ParkRun community ❀️

Suzi73
Suzi73Graduate

Hi fellow members, Home showered and watered. I must say nothing like I expected. I had to run round the running track twice to start of. Then it was more like cross country running in the middle hills, unused train tracks to go over. Then twice around the track to finish off. It was physically and mentally challenging today as I've never ran over 5k before. See picture enclosed I've only ran 5k on my graduation day. I will see that time again. But as it was all new to me today time scale was to be expected. Something to work on. Thanks for your replies this time last year I wouldn't have dared thought I'd be running let alone doing a parkrun. With myself nearly 5 stone lighter aswell.

MadDave
MadDaveGraduate
in reply to Suzi73

Well done on your first park run! I’ve done 3 now since graduating and today was my fastest. I found I needed to do a couple of slow (but 5k minimum) recovery runs between park runs, at a much slower pace than the park run, otherwise my calf muscle complains too much! You will get better if you keep on running and putting in the miles - distance is more important than speedπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Suzi73
Suzi73Graduate

. Your time was 00:45:28.

Congratulations on completing your 1st parkrun and your 1st at Dudley parkrun today. You finished in 250th place and were the 94th female out of a field of 256 parkrunners and you came 13th in your age category VW45-49. Take a look at this week's full set of results on our website. Well done on your first run. We have set this as your PB.

You achieved an age-graded score of 34.93%.

Dg_w
Dg_wGraduate
in reply to Suzi73

Very well done !!

Brilliant achievement! I’m I inspired to do one now!

Well done! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

Suzi73
Suzi73Graduate

I must say the Volunteers are awesome with the encouragement at park runs. X

How did it go?

Suzi73
Suzi73Graduate
in reply to Dannijca

Look above have put a comment on how it went.

Toohottotrot
ToohottotrotGraduate

Just brilliant 😊

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