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

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My first Parkrun - update

Zebadee1
Zebadee1Graduate
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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
Madge50Graduate

Excellent! πŸ‘πŸ‘well done you, great time😎.......welcome to the parkrun family..........and ahem....πŸ˜‰.....your new addiction.......πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Mx

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Zebadee1
Zebadee1Graduate
in reply to Madge50

Think you might be right there πŸ˜€

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backintime
backintimeGraduate

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

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Zebadee1
Zebadee1Graduate
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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 πŸ˜€

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backintime
backintimeGraduate
in reply to Zebadee1

That's the best competition there is : )

Well done again

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Beany123
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!

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

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

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Dexy5

Well done - Saturday mornings will never be the same.

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

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. 😊 πŸƒ Onwards and upwards to more parkruns for you. 😊 πŸƒ

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Dalmorangie
DalmorangieGraduate

πŸ‘πŸ‘ well done, they’re great aren’t they and you feel like a real πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ at last! Superb next step for C25K graduates as it replaces it with a new rhythm and challenge mindset! Enjoy!

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AliHC
AliHCGraduate

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

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