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My first parkrun πŸ˜‰πŸ†

Kevtrev
Kevtrev
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This is my second run after graduating and I’ve just ran my very first parkrun and I loved it I’m doing it next week as well and my unofficial time is 36:51 but I could of kicked myself I started walking a few times but I was getting fatigued so I’m going to try and not stop next time as I’ve not done that before that many times next time as it’s a hard course and quite hilly and slippy I will do better I will put my official time on here when I get it πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ†πŸπŸŽ“

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Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKGraduate

Well done. It’s a great feeling when you finish, isn’t it?

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Stephen_UK

It is a great feeling when you finish πŸ˜‰ I wish there was a bit of rain as I seem to run much better when it does strange but true πŸ˜‰

Pinkpig20
Pinkpig20Graduate

Great. I did Park run this morning & achieved a similar time. Well done us!πŸ‘πŸ»

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Pinkpig20

Yes well done to us it much better than running around the streets πŸ˜‰

Pinkpig20
Pinkpig20Graduate in reply to Kevtrev

My time 36:42 πŸ˜€

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Pinkpig20

Well done you I’m going to pace myself better next time πŸ˜‰

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations Kev on completing your first 5k Parkrun, well done, I will be running my first parkrun in 4 weeks, 13th July.

I suppose it feels different running with a crowd compared to running yourself, perhaps makes you run faster. At the end of the run they scan your barcode, is that time of 36.51 not a official time,

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to AlMorr

Hi Alan no it’s not official the wife timed it when I started and finished I will let you know what it is when I find out πŸ˜‰

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Kevtrev

Thanks for your reply Kev, I got a email from the organiser of the parkrun I am running, he told me that I will be welcomed and said that particular parkrun will be 4 that day.

Debston
DebstonGraduate in reply to AlMorr

That'll be a party atmosphere then for your first Parkrun! Great timing! There might even be πŸŽ‚...

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Debston

Thank you Debston yes definitely great time and yes party yay 🍺 and by doing the parkrun when I run race for life I going to do great that’s on 14th July πŸ˜€

Debston
DebstonGraduate in reply to Kevtrev

Sorry, I meant for AlMorr s first one as it's that Parkrun's 4th birthday! But yes, it's quite a party atmosphere anyway isn't it? πŸŽ‰

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Debston

Yes it is πŸ˜‰ no problems πŸ˜‰x

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Debston

It's the Dunfermline Parkrun.

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to AlMorr

That’s your parkrun that you’re doing Alan πŸ˜‰

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Kevtrev

Yes, they emailed me yesterday and said I would be welcomed to the 4th birthday of Dunfermline Parkrun. It's not the nearest parkrun to me but as I know it very well because I have been going a lot of walks in that park for over the past 9 years.

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to AlMorr

That’s very good I hope you enjoy it and you will have to let me know how it goes I bet it’s a beautiful park in Scotland enjoy mate πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€πŸπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Kevtrev

The park is very near Dunfermline Abbey, that is where the heart of Robert the Bruce is buried.

I mentioned that last week I installed a metromone app onto my Smartphone, it ticks away the number of beats/steps a minute that I can run, the first time I used it I set it at 155 steps a minute and ran a 5K in 52 minutes, three days later I set it at 160 steps and ran a 5K in 38 minutes.

Tomorrow I will set it at 162, run the same 5K course, that will probably get me to around 35 minutes which is around the same time as I was running the 5K last year. 😊 πŸƒ

I would think if I wanted to run a 5K in just under 30 minutes I would have to set it around 170 steps a minute based on my strides which are much the same except going up hills when they are a little shorter.

Debston
DebstonGraduate in reply to AlMorr

I bet it is a beautiful route! I'm coming to Scotland in August but there don't seem to be any Parkruns close enough to where we are staying in Applecross.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Debston

Lovely area but I don't think there are any parkruns near Applecross.

PS I have just done a 5K in 17 minutes and 30 seconds on my 🚲 BIKE, tomorrow I will run that same route with my metromone, I'll set the steps at 162 BPM, should run it around 35/37 minutes. 😊 πŸƒ

sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseGraduate in reply to AlMorr

I might have to venture over the bridge for that one if I'm not down south for work...

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to AlMorr

My official time is 36:57 yay πŸ˜€

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Kevtrev

Excellent, so you think you are "hooked " on running further runs on a Saturday morning, they say parkruns become addictive just like getting the running bug πŸ›. 😊 πŸƒ

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to AlMorr

Yes I’m hooked I plan to go next and beat my time and place yes I think Saturday morning lie in will be a thing of the past πŸ˜‰

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Kevtrev

πŸ‘ πŸƒ πŸŽ“

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to AlMorr

πŸ˜€πŸŽ“πŸ‘

Pianism
PianismGraduate

Well done on discovering the joy that is parkrun! And a very respectable time. :)

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Pianism

Thank you next run I’m going to pace and not try and keep up with people then I might not stop and walk which I’m disappointed in myself for doing it πŸ˜‰

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to Kevtrev

Don't be too hard on yourself! Once you've got used to the idea that you can do exactly as you please after graduation, sometimes the right thing to do is to stop and stretch out a tightening muscle or just take a second to compose yourself. A lot of people say they get faster times when they run/walk than when they run continuously. :)

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Pianism

Ok I won’t it’s the taking part that counts it’s something I can work on I think I will hang back next week with the older runners that I was in front of and they took over me on the 2nd lap and I just couldn’t catch them back lol πŸ˜‚ and I just have to pace myself better next time as like they say it’s not a race

Debston
DebstonGraduate

Well done Kevtrev, glad you enjoyed your first Parkrun this morning and what a great time! Don't be annoyed with yourself for walking a couple of times, you're only competing against yourself at Parkrun! So do what feels right. But maybe go slow and steady at the start so you have a bit more in the tank for later on. Anyway, all sounds good and you did 100% better than me today - I overslept and missed it! 🀣 Doh!

backintime
backintimeGraduate

Well done Kev, and great that Mrs Kevtrev was there to cheer you on !

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to backintime

Yes she was and very supportive group πŸ˜‰

Bluesky44
Bluesky44Graduate

Well done! Can’t wait to try my first one, it must be nice to run with lots of others!

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Bluesky44

Yes it’s lovely and so many nice people πŸ˜‰

Oh dear you over slept never mind there is always next week and yes I’m going to pace myself better next week and hopefully I will not stop but I’m going to start running there and improve myself for my next week run and hopefully get a better time but I’m more than happy with that πŸ˜‰πŸπŸ†πŸ˜€πŸŽ“πŸ™

Debston
DebstonGraduate in reply to Kevtrev

It's a fantastic time. Well done!

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Debston

Thank you Debston πŸ˜‰ X

Madge50
Madge50Graduate

Brilliant! Welcome to the parkrun family, the best invention ever - and your new addiction......πŸ‘......that’s Saturday mornings taken care of.......πŸ˜‰

Mx

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Madge50

It definitely is addictive definitely the best thing ever I’m looking forward to the next one πŸ˜‰

Well done Kevtrev, I thought you of you as I did my Park Run this morning too! You will get addicted to Park Run I am sure of it. It was my second time today, I loved it too x Going to do my third next Sat x

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to JaoJao

Thank you JaoJao I’m already addicted no more lie inns on a Saturday lol πŸ˜‚ yes I loved it but not when OAP take over you haha lol but they are very fit for there age hope I’m like that at that age a well done to them for that total respect for them. And yes I was thinking of you as I did mine it’s been a journey and a half and it’s only just beginning πŸ˜‰πŸ†πŸ˜€πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ™πŸŽ“πŸπŸ€— XX

sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseGraduate

No idea what your course is like in terms of hills etc., but that is a fantastic first time effort. Well done!

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to sTrongFuse

I was told at the briefing that it’s a hard and hilly course but I’m going to plan it better next time I’m going to pace myself and hopefully it will be better. And thank you for that πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

Hidden
Hidden

Great stuff Kev. Parkrun is awesome, so glad you've found it!

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Hidden

Thank you clubberlang yes parkrun total opens another door and I’m glad I opened that door it’s fantastic and now it’s going to be my weekly thing πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€

Very nice do you mean metronome as I can’t find it happy running πŸ˜‰

Lynsh
LynshGraduate

Well done Kev, great time too x

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Lynsh

Thank you so much Lynsh I’m going to be ready when I do my race for life 5k 14th July πŸ˜‰ XX

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