First Parkrun at Marlborough's first Parkrun!!... - Couch to 5K

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First Parkrun at Marlborough's first Parkrun!! πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ§πŸŒ§β˜”β˜”

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
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It was the very first Marlborough Parkrun this morning and my first too!! Just a 5 min walk from my house, the course is on Marlborough Common. Two laps. Perfect.....

We did it! Everyone was very friendly and supportive. We've been running 5k on the lovely flat railway line for a few weeks now. This was so different. Grass. Inclines- not steep but quite long and hard work! And it was damp too! For the first time Runkeeper decided not to work so had no idea of pace or distance!

We were near the back, as we expected. Amazingly time was 43:18. Not much slower than my flat PB!

Very achy now. Not used to running on grass and definitely have to run up more hills!

Photo is dreadful! A mix of sweat and rain... But we were still smiling at the end! πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ

Going to volunteer next week then have another go the week after!

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steviej99
steviej99Graduate

Brilliant vwell done!

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate in reply to steviej99

Thanks! 😁

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

Nice going Ang, and it's a great photo!

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate in reply to telford_mike

Hmmmm! Hoping the official photographer took better ones!😁

Well done.

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate in reply to Jennypenny2

Thanks! 😁

Madge50
Madge50Graduate

Oh yes! πŸ‘ well done! Great pic, the first of many, and well done you to nab an inaugural parkrun as your first, you will be a founding member of that parkrun, how great is that! So, this means you HAVE to keep going, every week....I see milestone t-shirts on the horizon.....

I love parkrun....best invention ever! ❀️ Today is a good day! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Mx

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate in reply to Madge50

Don't intend stopping now! 😁

Well done Ang! I just love that photo! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate in reply to owmeknees

I don't! Brother in law took some. This was the best of the bunch! πŸ€ͺ

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate

Well done you!!!! Delighted you’ve done and enjoyed it. Good to hear you’re still running. Great photo and just keep going. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate in reply to 18Windmill

Thank you! 😁

Fabulous Ang! You’ll be hooked on parkruns from now on! I certainly am! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you 😁

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate

Well done Ang! I think it's a great photo - there's an official one of me sprint finishing in which I look absolutely dreadful 🀣 I'm strangely proud of it though because I know how much effort I was giving it.

I'm sure you'll enjoy volunteering as much as running - I certainly do x

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate in reply to pianoteacher

Thank you 😁

Mellowyello
MellowyelloGraduate

Well done, well done!! I thought it was a lovely, smiley, action shot - one that will always mean a lot to you. Well done for volunteering too.

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate in reply to Mellowyello

Thank you 😁

Really glad to see you have taken part in a Parkrun. They are wonderful aren't they. Well done to both of you! πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰

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