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Did first park run since graduating 35.41 happy out but found it tough went a little too fast at the start when they all took off!!!!lesson for next week as I intend going again it was lovely 😊. Now to get out during the week aiming for Tuesday and Thursday ...... it was at this point when I graduated before that I let things slip so determined to keep going maybe even make 35 by Christmas, time don’t matter but it gives me a little goal to aim for ....... happy running y’all😘

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Still a great time for your first parkrun after graduation Cuig1975, that time of 35.41 is around the average time I do on a 5K, no parkruns anywhere near to where I live, however, I am going to cheer on the runners at a "Santa DashπŸŽ…" 5K run tomorrow morning near to where I live. 😊 πŸŽ…

Brilliant! Well done on that really good time. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


Great job getting out there and a very respectable time too. What I’d do next time is walk the start for a minute, let the gazelles go, then get my run done.

Cuig1975 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Sounds good mind you I managed to pass some gazelles that made the same error as me I’d say.

UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Cuig1975

There’s usually at least one who goes off like an express train and then nearly dies on lap two πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


The first half km on ours feels a bit like the opening rush at the January sales - not helped by a set of steps that bunch everyone up. Couple that with people running with dogs (that have no fear if getting hi nder your feet) and I've now concluded that I have to treat that bit as an extension of the warm up and properly settle into running once it opens out after the steps. It's still a good way to gauge progress though, and gave people to follow helps keep your pace up. Still waiting for the elusive 30min barrier 3 months after graduation but it'll come.



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