Managed my first ever Park Run today! South Manchester and a lovely course in a park and all flat! 🙂🙂🙂
It was a bit disconcerting seeing so many runners at the start and so many running so fast! When I started I got worried as the ‘crowd’ was overtaking me. I felt I had to keep up and quickly started to feel tired. I then remembered someone else’s posting here about how they slowed down and just ignored all the other runners. I did the same and just focused on the coaching from Nike Run Club! At one point I thought I was last as there were no more runners around me! 🤷🏻♀️🤣 Actually, I wasn’t!!!!
I nearly didn’t finish the run but then I just kept remembering all the coaching and advice and just focused on that!
I ended up running a 5K in 36 minutes with an average pace of 7.03! My best ever plus was second in my age category (Female 60-64)! Never expected that!
Once again I want to say a big thank you to this fantastic forum for all the amazing support and encouragement you have given! I never believed I could do it and yet here I am 🙂🙂🏃🏽♀️🙂🏃🏽♀️🙂🎉