Parkrun #1 Completed : It was the 300th run at... - Couch to 5K

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Parkrun #1 Completed

CAFC62
CAFC62Graduate

It was the 300th run at The Great Lines in Medway - so only took 299 weeks to do it !

As everyone says on here - the atmosphere was friendly and supportive and I enjoyed the run a lot with a PB at 28 min to pot. Never ran with others before and perhaps that’s the reason why I got a good time. Looking forward to number 2 now. Onwards and upwards 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

28 minute 5k that's amazing well done you. 😊

CAFC62
CAFC62Graduate in reply to Buddy34

Thank you - we have all done so well 🙏🏻

Bouncyshoes
BouncyshoesGraduate

Well done! I did my 3rd today - more 🐌 at 39.55 but then I'm an old bird so WT.....does it matter, just glad I'm not walking at Parkrun.🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

We've come on a bit haven't we!

CAFC62
CAFC62Graduate in reply to Bouncyshoes

Yes we have and lovely that we encourage each other too x

I don’t worry about the timing but as it was my first I put in an extra spirt at the end.

Bouncyshoes
BouncyshoesGraduate in reply to CAFC62

My 20 year old granddaughter jogged back from her finish to encourage me in - bless her - told her this was as fast as it gets😂😂🐌 cant see a button to attach a pic so will post one separate.

Off on my holibobs on wednesday, so only 1 more run before that - might take my kit to Lake Garda.😎🌞🌞

CAFC62
CAFC62Graduate in reply to Bouncyshoes

Bless her - you should be proud of her.

Enjoy a well-deserved break. Garda is lovely and the ferry boat around the towns is a must ... along with a cheeky run of course 😉

Bouncyshoes
BouncyshoesGraduate in reply to CAFC62

It's our first visit to Lake Garda, (Sirmeoni.) So I'm hoping to find somewhere long and flat for an early morning outing - have you been before? Hubby says " you'll be ok Maz couple of times around the lake as usual"😂😂😂

CAFC62
CAFC62Graduate in reply to Bouncyshoes

Lol - I think that will take you a while. There are plenty of flat places to run and cafes for a drink break afterwards. Sirmioni is lovely. We stayed the other end at Limone - everywhere is nice but recommend going to Malchesne and take the cable car up to see the Dolomites

Debston
DebstonGraduate

Well done you, that's brilliant and what a speedy time too.

Debston
DebstonGraduate

Well done you, that's brilliant and what a speedy time too.

CAFC62
CAFC62Graduate in reply to Debston

Thank you - your support and encouragement has been immense 🙏🏻

Skeg
SkegGraduate

Well done you beat my 1st parkrun today as I came in 32:11

CAFC62
CAFC62Graduate in reply to Skeg

Hi - that’s a super time for a Parkrun and just seen your age - amazing !!! Well done ! I had a friend alongside me who was a 29 minutes pacer as I was determined to do under 30 mins 👍🏻

Skeg
SkegGraduate in reply to CAFC62

Hi thanks. I thought age had diminished my competitive spirit. It seems not as I now want to break through 30 mins. Time will tell if I do.

CAFC62
CAFC62Graduate in reply to Skeg

Keep it up - I am sure you can get there. No problem with the competitive spirit - it keeps us motivated 👍🏻

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

Well done that’s a great time! Ours was run 600 today too 👍🏽

CAFC62
CAFC62Graduate in reply to Tasha99

Thank you Tasha. Ooh - where was your run - must be one of the first Parkruns?

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to CAFC62

Albert park in Middlesbrough. I think it was 8th or something 👍🏽

Dalmorangie
DalmorangieGraduate

👏👏👏 brilliant time!

CAFC62
CAFC62Graduate in reply to Dalmorangie

Thank you so much 😊

CAFC62
CAFC62Graduate in reply to Dalmorangie

Thank you so much 👍🏻

Great stuff! Well done with a nice time there! 🙂

CAFC62
CAFC62Graduate in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Thanks - everyone tells me it is good for a first Parkrun 👍🏻

Definitely, bet you were pleased when that stat e-mail arrived!

CAFC62
CAFC62Graduate in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Yes - it was a PB including all my solo runs and also the first time I had run with others and without earphones 👍🏻

Doddery123
Doddery123Graduate

Wow. And taking kit on hols. It's serious!

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