I am looking forward to doing my first Parkrun ...... someday

Just thought I'd post a "stream of consciousness" blog. There is a 5k Parkrun that takes place weekly at my local park. I have been on the website and had a little look. parkrun.org.uk/northampton/...

I feel as if a whole new world has opened up to me. It may be a struggle at times, but seeing that has made me determined to get fit and running, so that next year, by Easter I can enter myself on a Parkrun.

Can't wait!

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  • You won't need to wait til Easter, people of all abilities run and walk some really really fast and others slower. I have run one locally and it is good fun. It is definately a good idea to have a goal in mind though as it will help to keep you focused. Good luck and keep running :-)

  • As rolphie2 says, don't wait. Parkruns are fun, I started doing parkruns before I got to the end of C25K, and my graduation run was at my local parkrun. Have a look at the results page of your local parkrun and scroll down to the bottom and look at the slowest times.

  • You've just opened up a whole new world to me! I kept seeing people mentioning Parkrun, but assumed it was a UK only thing. Imagine my surprise and delight when I found that not only are they in Australia, but the one and only one in Western Australia is about 10 minutes down the road from me! Now I'm looking forward to someday (in the not too distant future I hope) doing Parkruns too :)

    I agree that you won't need to wait until Easter. You'll be amazed how quickly you start to feel so much fitter as you go through C25K.

  • Easter???? Easter???? What are you waiting for? :-)

    I believe that you are in the process of repeating W3. That means about 7 weeks or so to complete the program. So let's call it January, or even February just in case you don't have as much confidence in yourself as I do!! :-) Even if you don't complete the 5K distance at the end of the 30 minute runs, you will be ready for a 5K!!

    My wife Gayle (gdeann) and I both finished the program short of 5K. Three weeks later, we ran our first 5K and a week later we did a second one!! YOU CAN DO IT!!! Maybe there is a Valentine's Day run?? :-)

    Keep Running!! :-)

    Steve

    Keep Running

  • Ooo-er @smhall! That is a challenge I feel compelled to take head on. A Valentine run - how lovely. Yes indeed, why wait until Easter? Thanks all of you : )

  • Thats the spirit! parkrun is lovely and friendly so nothing to be worried about even if (like me on Saturday) you "bring up the rear of the field" lol!

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