Just went to my first run in Gorleston, Norfolk. I actually enjoyed it. I didn't take my phone as wanted to assess the situation and must admit I didn't miss it really as I was taking in what was going on around me.
Once you know you can go 5k or there abouts you should go, there were quite a few that walked at times so you are under no pressure.
I wanted to finish under 30 mins and managed 29.20 so am really pleased. Need to beat that next week now .