I'm still buzzing after doing the Didcot Parkrun for the first time.
I've not done a Parkrun for a few weeks due to the treacherous nature of Abingdon Parkrun in the wet, and have been doing my 5ks on the roads as part of the plan to get to 10k. (I do a short run, a 5k and a longer one on JuJu's magic plan).
This weekend my son was up for the weekend and I asked him if he fancied doing a Parkrun and he was up for it.
However, Abingdon Parkrun was actually cancelled due to the high water level on the Thames (part of the course goes along the towpath). So it was Didcot this week - three laps part path and part a sports field, followed by a long path to the end.
And .. according to Strava I got a PB in 34:59! (Always nice to get the minute digit changed!). My previous best (on the road) was 35:52 and previous Parkrun best 36:13.
I am now waiting for the official time on the website. There were considerably more people taking part in Didcot than usual this week, given there was a large contingent who usually go to Abingdon.
There were a couple of hairy moments. The field got a bit muddy by the third lap with all the people stampeding around it. And then on the long path at the end, which is on tarmac, I got stuck behind a slow-running mum and daughter. The moment I chose to overtake them was on just about the slipperiest piece of grass along the route, and I felt my foot slip at one point. So I legged it to get past as soon as possible.
So glad I did this, though! A new PB. My son did it in 31 mins, but then at 61 I'm old enough to be his father ... wait a minute ... I AM his father, lol!