I cannot say enough good things about Parkrun, there is quite literally nothing bad to say about it. Firstly it’s a free, timed 5k run/race. Secondly, it has the best, most positive atmosphere of any race you’re likely to do. The volunteer marshals, the supporters around the course and of course the 511 runners all make it a special event. We even had a former 5000 metres world record holder in our midst with David Moorcroft taking part!
Enough advertising though!
I did Saturday’s Parkrun at about 90%, knowing that I was planning a long run for the next day. I was pleasantly surprised to finish in 19:03, 19th out of 511. Dad was aiming for sub 18 but came in at 18:12 (still amazing for a 60 year old!) It was a reverse course to usual which I actually preferred as it felt a but shorter, even though it’s not!
Long 90 min run on Sunday