1st Park run πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ - and consolidation run 3 - Couch to 5K

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1st Park run πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ - and consolidation run 3

MartinKH
MartinKHGraduate
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I managed to take part in my first park run today, what an amazing event it is.

C25K prepared me really well, as has all of the superb support on this forum.

I was there on time for the β€˜first time park runner and tourist’ briefing. The volunteer describes the route, and made us newbies feel very welcome. Just before the start the Race Director also mentioned newbies on the p.a system and everyone present generously applauded which was amazingly encouraging.

I found the going a fairly tough, it was a bit muddy and hilly. I was with a mate of mine who regularly does the run in 25 mins. Today he kindly slowed down a bit to help me around. The winter route of involves 3 laps and the hills on the 3rd lap were hard, but the very vocal encouragement from all the volunteers was amazing. They are amazing people.

My official time was 30 mins and 35 seconds, a little slower than my Fitbit time ( it took me a little bit of time at the start to reach the start line ) but it’s all good and it’s a park run PB for me no matter what 🀣

To anyone starting C25K, please keep going it is such a great programme. I struggled to run for more than a few mins only 10 week ago when I started C25K. I can do it, and so can you. πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ

For anyone who has just graduated and thinking about doing a park run, just go for it. Nobody is judging you, it’s just encouragement and great camaraderie all the way around. Your shape, size , and speed are totally unimportant.

Happy running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Congratulations on running your first parkrun and an excellent timeπŸ₯³πŸ₯³

MartinKH
MartinKHGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Thank you very much Buddy 34 πŸ™

pete1212
pete1212Graduate

Well done MartinKH just seen your post on park run πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ awesome πŸ‘

MartinKH
MartinKHGraduate in reply to pete1212

Thank you very much Pete1212, look forward to reading about your first park run soonish.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations to you MartinKH on completing your first 5k Parkrun in a very good time of 30.35, in better conditions I am sure you will be able to run a 5K in 30 minutes or less. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

MartinKH
MartinKHGraduate

Thanks very much, it was a great experience.

I’ve just been added to another’s friends Park Run what’s app group .....so hopefully that’s the start of a good habit.

Happy running πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate

Excellent, well done! Have you joined the virtual running World Cup team, which is currently going on?

healthunlocked.com/bridgeto...

MartinKH
MartinKHGraduate

Thank you Wenderwoo.

I’ll have a look at that.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Well done Martin, and you’ve captured the essence of parkrun. I started post graduation in May 2018 and have become totally addicted (72 runs). Volunteering is great too; parkrun doesn’t happen without them .

MartinKH
MartinKHGraduate

Thank you Dexy5.

Wow, 72 Park runs is very impressive πŸ‘

Yes the volunteers are amazing people.

I might join the bridge to 10k group / forum too.

Joanney69
Joanney69Graduate

Yay, well done Martin, knew you would smash it 😁 πŸƒ 🎊

Great time in the mud - will be even better when it dries up ☺ that PB won't be standing for long 🌟

MartinKH
MartinKHGraduate in reply to Joanney69

Thank you very much Joanney.

Without my mates help today acting as pacer/encourager I reckon I would have been 3 or 4 mins slower. Just shows we are all capable of so much more than we think.

It won’t be long before you’re doing park run yourself πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺ

Joanney69
Joanney69Graduate in reply to MartinKH

I live in hopes πŸ˜‚ πŸƒ

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