Lone wolf or pack hound?: First Park Run and... - Couch to 5K

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Lone wolf or pack hound?

Gingernutter
GingernutterGraduate
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First Park Run and second 5k wasn't sure if I would enjoy this running with people lark, I might run with the crowd and tire early, be disheartened being last or just too many people about.

Well I wasn't last and Strava says I kept to a steady 7.30-7.37 pace with a wickedly fast 5.26 for the last km. The cheers from the markers definitely helped as did the 400 then 200m signs at the end (didn't have an audio cue for km done which I think worked).

I had a big smile all the way around, beautiful venue and the sun shone.

I guess I'm a lone wolf who likes to socialise occasionally and I will be back now I know how it works!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈHappy weekend folks xx

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SANDI_runs
SANDI_runsGraduate

I have always run alone too and also did my first park run today and loved it. Will definitely be back for more

Gingernutter
GingernutterGraduate
in reply to SANDI_runs

Congratulations on your first Park Run! Yup, i was pleasantly surprised 😊😊😊

Karen376
Karen376Graduate

Well done you just finished 3rd park run I love doing the park run keep up the good work xxx

Gingernutter
GingernutterGraduate
in reply to Karen376

Thanks karen376 congrats on your 3rd PR! once I started C25K a Park Run became my goal and now I've achieved that.. gobsmacked πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Well done and welcome to parkrun... I’m the same in that I prefer running alone, but I’m looking forward to swapping my high viz for a running top at parkrun soon! Great last kilometre there, that’s quick.

Gingernutter
GingernutterGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you unfitnomore, I think it will be good to pop along now and then but it's the same course every week and I know how fickle I am, so I won't be there every week πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Gingernutter

I’m lucky in that respect I have loads of them near me

Gingernutter
GingernutterGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Excellent, I have one a bit further a field which I will give a go too 😊

ArthurJG
ArthurJGGraduate
in reply to Gingernutter

If you like variety your local parkrun’s web page will tell you if there are other parkruns within 20 miles. I like the familiarity of my local one (though it does have a lot going for it) but I do plan to do some parkrun tourism in due course.

Gingernutter
GingernutterGraduate
in reply to ArthurJG

Ahh..is that what tourists are? People who run at events other than their closest? πŸ€” Cheers

ArthurJG
ArthurJGGraduate
in reply to Gingernutter

Yep. Parkrun tourism is a thing. It has websites and Facebook pages and everything. There’s a set of videos on YouTube by two guys trying to do every parkrun in Scotland in 2018 - complicated by the fact that the number has risen from 33 to 42 since the start of the year! Then there are alphabet tourists who collect a parkrun for each letter of the alphabet (though there are only 24 letters available in the UK). Me, no plans to get in to all that but I do want to try some different ones - maybe not in winter though.

Gingernutter
GingernutterGraduate
in reply to ArthurJG

Wow!! Park Run..its a whole new world!! It's as great concept..by the people, for the people 😊😊

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