My first Parkrun - update: Well, I did it... - Couch to 5K

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My first Parkrun - update

Zebadee1 profile image

Well, I did it!....and as always you were absolutely right... Everyone was very friendly. I did feel a bit lost when I turned up on my own and everyone seemed to be chatting with a friend. I headed towards the guy holding the sign 'first time runners' who explained the course and the bar codes. We then congratulated a couple of people on their 50th and 100th Parkrun and off we went. It was really warm and there were a couple of small hills (which I barely noticed?!), but it was great. There were lots of calls of encouragement all the way through from the other runners. And a lovely couple congratulated me at the end and said they'd look out for me next week. . ..and I finished in 38 mins 29 secs, which Iam really pleased with!

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Madge50 profile image

Excellent! 👏👍well done you, great time😎.......welcome to the parkrun family..........and ahem....😉.....your new addiction.......😁🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️


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Zebadee1Graduate in reply to Madge50

Think you might be right there 😀

backintime profile image

Well done. A parkrun PB has been set to be beaten : )

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Zebadee1Graduate in reply to backintime

I noticed some people take it very seriously. Judging by the noises coming from the finishing line (and I don't mean the clapping), people really pushed themselves....I'm quite happy just to compete with myself for now 😀

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backintimeGraduate in reply to Zebadee1

That's the best competition there is : )

Well done again

Beany123 profile image
Beany123Graduate in reply to Zebadee1

Me too! I’m not going to collapse just to get a good time! More concerned with actually running the whole thing for now!

Buddy34 profile image

Brilliant, you did your first parkrun and you enjoyed it and made new friends already. Well done you 😊😊

Dexy5 profile image

Well done - Saturday mornings will never be the same.


AlMorr profile image

Congratulations to you Zebaddee1 on completing your first 5k Parkrun, well done, great time as well, I am so happy that you enjoyed your run today. 😊 🏃 Onwards and upwards to more parkruns for you. 😊 🏃

Dalmorangie profile image

👍👏 well done, they’re great aren’t they and you feel like a real 🏃‍♂️ at last! Superb next step for C25K graduates as it replaces it with a new rhythm and challenge mindset! Enjoy!

AliHC profile image

Wow! Well done! You must be so pleased with that! Keep up the good work xxx

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