Typical of me to do my first park run on a course that was longer than the usual one!
The organisers weren't able to use one side of the park because it was cordoned off by the police because of an incident last night. They had the forensic team there. I hate to think what goes on in that park under cover of darkness
So, instead they did the winter course which involved going 5 times round this enormous field and instead of being 5k was 5.3k! It was almost all in the sun and was boiling!
Not the most exciting course and hard running on the grass all the time but I finished it, ran all the way, albeit slowly and came 208th out of 220 in a time of 42 minutes
Doesn't sound terribly good but I am SO pleased with myself! At last I feel like I am a runner
If you are thinking of doing a park run then do. They are very friendly (the Marshall didn't take offence when I said as I passed him for the fifth time that I was glad I didn't have to see him again!) and the events are well organised. Planning on doing one next weekend too and maybe the special jubilee run they are doing on the bank holiday Tuesday. Hopefully not round that field again though...