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Park Run

I made my Park Run début this morning. I did about 3K before I had to walk but after just a little rest I ran again. I came dead last in 37m 45s but some lovely people were there at the end to cheer me home, I felt like a winner :-D

Originally I planned to do podcast 6.2 but I decided to just run and see how far I got. I realised I spend quite a lot of energy hating the podcast music, it seemed much easier to run to my own music but I did miss Laura. I probably went out too fast as I was swept along with the other runners.

Over all Park Run was very friendly, well organised and I received a lot of encouragement from fellow runners on the way round. I was worried that I might have started park run prematurely but I'm pleased with my sub 40 time and I'll definitely go back to chart my progress next time I have a free Saturday.

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Congratulations on your first parkrun! It's really good to hear that you felt it was friendly and well organised; I am sure this will encourage others to do one.

Hope you put NHS C25K as your running club!

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Wow thanks! I didn't realise I could list C25K as my running club. Changed it now :-D

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Yay! :)

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Well done and a really good time for your first run. Nice to see another member for the C25k club.

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That's brilliant, well done. If my next run (on Wednesday or Thursday) goes better than the preceeding couple then I may just venture to my first parkrun on Saturday. ;)

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Park Run is really nice. I wish I'd had the confidence to go without my music! - It has a lovely community feel and people do encourage and keep you going. As well as a change of route it is a real morale boost, I came last but still felt on top of the world at the end. Give it a go!

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