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Debston
DebstonGraduate

After building back up gently, I threw caution to the wind and decided to try and run the whole 5k at Parkrun today. And I did it! The final hill felt like it went on forever but I slow jogged up the blooming thing and even had a bit of a sprint to the finish line. Official time was 39:27 which is only one minute off my pb so I'm really chuffed with that! ☺ Happy running all!

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Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate

Brilliant effort you must be delighted. Hilkscand PB in the same run🙆‍♀️

Well done....it is so helpful to hear people doing this. You should be chuffed😎 Cx

tiggs1
tiggs1Graduate

Well done :)

Smelliepoo
SmelliepooGraduate

Well done! That is fantastic.

Redcat19
Redcat19Graduate

Well done Debs brilliant run. After a tough few weeks you did it and in a great time too 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations Debston on running another sub 40 minute 5K, those numbers like 20 to 45 subs are always a milestone run with runners, you deserve to be chuffed 😊🏃🏾😀

Rhedeg2019
Rhedeg2019Graduate

Well done, that’s an awesome achievement!

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate

Great stuff, well done!

Woo hoo! Back in the game!

Fantastic! On my first Parkrun I was aiming for 42-45 minutes and was delighted to find the official time came in just under 40.

My regret was that I did a single parkrun two years ago, and then put my back out and got out of running. That marked my PB at 37:36, so it took me a few Parkruns to get below that - I improved each week and finally got a 36:13. It really niggled me until I got past that previous PB.

Debston
DebstonGraduate in reply to iain-strachan

Maybe it spurred you on? I would love to beat my pb next time, we'll see!

iain-strachan
iain-strachanGraduate in reply to Debston

Spurred me on, yes, but I was very nervous the week I determined would be the one where I finally cracked it. Next week seemed more relaxed - not so concerned with wiping out the new record in the new era of running. (Re-did C25K)

Debston
DebstonGraduate in reply to iain-strachan

I'm sure that psychologically it's somehow more of a big deal to get back to where you were pre injury / enforced break. Compared to just seeing if you can beat a less "loaded" pb. I said to myself that I wasn't very bothered about my time at Parkrun this week but in fact I was really thrilled to be anywhere near my pb! It obviously means more to me than I realised. ☺

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Well done Debston, good to see things improving for you again.

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate

Well done! hope you are feeling ok after it

Debston
DebstonGraduate in reply to Couchpotato2

Legs a bit achey but in a good way, if that makes sense! 😂

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate in reply to Debston

Yes I know what you mean!

backintime
backintimeGraduate

Yaay debs...you're back !

Debston
DebstonGraduate in reply to backintime

Am so happy. Even if I did resemble a very sweaty tomato afterwards! 🍅

Jazzyrunner
JazzyrunnerGraduate

Fantastic, well done - you must be so happy to be back! 👏🏻🏃🏼‍♀️👏🏻

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Well done Debston , good to see you back out there, that is a great achievement considering the killer hill!!! I am sure you'll be chipping away at that PB

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

That’s great, very well done! 😄🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate

Excellent!!! Well done 👍💐

Sp81
Sp81Graduate

Fantastic!!! Well done 👍 🥳

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

You tried it , you did it. You must be so pleased and only 1 minute slower. 😊😊😊

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