That was good, I really enjoyed my first parkrun this morning at Dunfermline, it was their 4th birthday so when the last person came over the finishing line with great applause we all had a piece of birthday cake 🎂.
When I got to the park, feeling just a little nervous, reminded me of just before I ran run 3 of week 5, that nervousness soon went when the man gave all first timers briefing talk, all relaxed after that.
So the run began, there were many dogs at the start but I soon left them behind. I would say in the first kilometer I passed more people than passed me, but from then on there was a bit of me passing them and them passing me.
On some of the steeper parts I experimented walking when I saw others walking, BUT my quick walking was still slower than my slow running, so I just kept on running with a little sprint at the end.
So for the results, this is from the e mail I got just after 12.30
34.16, that's around 4 minutes quicker than my test run on the exact same course a week ago yesterday.
I was 165 out of 207 runners. Second in age category, age grade was 53.55%
So that was my first parkrun, not the last, I will go back for my second parkrun in two weeks. 😊 🏃