Did my first Parkrun today. This was my goal in starting all this. I had no idea how long 5K would take me when I started C25K, but the last week felt a lot better and I was aiming for 35mins, but would have been happy at 40. Delighted to receive my time of 34:02. I finally got the famous endorphin buzz at the end, plus an unfamiliar feeling of achievement. There were nearly tears.
First Parkrun: Did my first Parkrun today. This... - Couch to 5K
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Well done! Did my first last week and volunteered today. Bar code scanning. Was as much fun as running!
Lol. Well done for that, too! Giving up your time for other people's pleasure. I think I'll get a few more under my belt first. Volunteering when the weather's not so good for running, maybe... 😉
Congratulations. That is very impressive - and seems impossible at this stage for me (week 5). Need to keep the faith!
You will make it. Keep at it. One bit of advice - I went too far thru the programme before finding the time to buy good running shoes. I ended up with injured knees that set me back weeks. The shoes cost £120 in the end, but are well worth it. They do make the running easier and safer. I heartily recommend the investment if you haven't already. It's not a lot compared to say a year's gym membership.
Thanks for the advice. You are right I haven't invested in the shoes yet. I think now might be the right time so thanks for the motivation
Sensible words, think I need to do that. Might help with the aches n pains. I’m just on W3
Early days but the advice says to get a gait analysis and good shoes before w5, I think. I was just too busy and went all the way to W8R3 before finding out the hard way that's too late. 6 weeks delay before I made it to W9 then.
Way to go 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
Oh yes! Well done you, and what a fantastic time, I hope you enjoy many, many more parkruns, whatever the time, each one is a great achievement, you went out and completed it 👏
Welcome to the parkrun family.
Very well done you!
Congratulations. Now you have a PB time to chase after next week. Parkruns are amazing. I’m a huge fan.
Great job... that’s a brilliant time for a first one!
Well done to you! I really buzzed after my first Parkrun too. I wonder how long the glow will last? Just amazing to think how many folk are involved in this both in this country and abroad 1,776,476 runners!!! Yikes!
Wow! That many. I only recently realised it is international. A great idea, though, isn't it?!
Did my first park run today too. What an amazing experience. I loved it
The buzz never goes ,I just did my 92nd parkrun at age 66 after someone on here recommend it. Still only run under 40 minutes once but love it anyway.
92 parkruns - go, girl! You must be really looking forward to that century. When did you do #1?
My first parkrun was on 29th October 2016.
I came 140/141 , you can never come last because there is always a tailrunner/tailwalker who brings up the rear . My time was 46.59 and I was on week 4 day 1 of c35k , so a lot of walking inbetween , but that is ok in parkrun, you can even walk all the 5k on days you don't feel like running. My tailwalker was called John who since then encourages me every week with a call out when he passes me.
I have also volunteered 13 times, as a tailwalker or as a Marshall. Best thing I have done. I went along on my own not nothing anyone , now my parkrun family are over 200. I even got Parkrunner of the month yet my PB is only 39.06 and I have only run the 5k 6 times without stopping. This week I was 41.53 and still proud of myself for getting of the couch and going. We have a 84 year old who has had a hip operation recently and is now back at parkrun and is catching me up , he will soon be back in front but good luck to him. He has run all his life I only started in 2016 .
Keep it up - that's great. I started from the basis of being a regular Morris dancer, although I had never run in my life - so not too unfit. I have great respect for all those who start from a real 'couch' position. Sometimes I see someone out jogging who is older than me or definitely overweight, and I just think "good for them - they're doing it", I just never thought I would too!
Congratulations like you did my first park run yesterday, I just really wanted to see how far short of the distance I would be after running for 25 minutes. (W7R1). I was short by 7 mins and a few seconds, which means I carried on not as fast though to have a PB and a score of 48% whatever that means. Satisfied I completely the course, maybe do the same next week....
Well done! That’s a great achievement. I’ve signed up for parkrun but haven’t plucked up the courage to do it yet 🙂
Go girl. Why not go and watch one Saturday and see how it’s run. Everyone is supportive and now that you have graduated it gives you a bit of a target each week. My favourite run of the week and if I’m not running, I will be volunteering. Mind you I go to the 2nd flattest in the UK, some are a bit tougher.
Go for it. When I went plenty of people were stopping to walk or panting heavily as they slogged on - you won't be alone and no-one will look down on you. It's a great atmosphere with encouragement from all directions - marshals, park walkers, other runners. People were running with dogs, with baby buggies, in groups gossiping (I don't have the breath to talk). 381 people on that run. It was so much easier than running in isolation.
Congratulations oldjigger , it’s great to do a parkrun as your post graduation run, I did the same back in May. What a brilliant time though for your first one. Parkrun is my favourite run of the week; meeting other runners and listening to their stories.
Keep running 🏃♂️👏
I went straight home after rather than going for a cuppa in the park tea-room. I was glad I did, cos when I got home, the wife pointed out I had been wearing my running shirt inside-out all morning!
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