I was a bit scared, but it all went very smoothly. I wasnt the slowest which was a bit of a relief (I admit to having checked the previous records to check how I would fit in) but in fact I watched the last lady come in, and I was so impressed at the effort she was making and the discreet support of the parkrun volunteer who made sure she didnt get left behind/lost. The people queuing for results cheer you in, and the slower you are , the bigger the crowd, and so the bigger the cheer. So its OK to be the slowest, I think the main thing is enjoying it. I found having others around me jollied me along, and there was never any possibility that I wouldnt finish, whereas it has been known on some of my solo runs for me to sometimes adjust the route... So, I'm very pleased with my 27,45 and we'll see how it goes next Saturday.
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