Decided to brave a parkrun this morning despite the miserable weather. Large contingent from a local running club turned up and put most of us to shame with their warm up. They had a number of novices with them but they were all paired up with experienced running partners: a real Laura rather thsn a virtual one. Started off at the back and stayed that way. Not sure I like a route with 3 laps, very demoralising for you to be lapped twice by the front runners, who were heading for times of 15 minutes! Also wet & windy by a lake makes it feel harder than it was.
However persevered ran the whole way and came in 2nd last with a time of 37.43 over 2 1/2 minutes faster than my first 5k the week before. So have beaten my 40min target & well on the way to next target of 35 mins.