My first Parkrun (via My pace or yours)

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Awesome, congrats on the PB.

Also as well it is amazing that you raise money, it puts people like me to shame who just do the parkruns for, to be honest, self centered reasons. Although I do volunteer from time to time in my defence.

I also got a PB a week ago (yeah!) great feeling huh! But second in your age group…respect deserved! I managed that once in some other event and got a free pair of socks! always feels better doing it on your local parkrun though i’m sure.

well done.

My first Parkrun Every week I've looked in envy at the pictures from Newcastle Parkrun. I've stalked the message board and become a fan on facebook, but I've never actually run it until now. Focusing on training for the Great North Run meant that I opted for a long run at the weekend and didn't want to risk my legs on a short fast blast. But boy d … Read More

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Sorry I’m a bit behind with my comments, and only just noticed this. Thanks for your kind words. I used the Great North Run to help raise funds and awareness for Sands, the neonatal death and stillbirth charity. And now I’m just concentrating on improving my performance and enjoying my running. Hope you are too. Parkruns are certainly a great way of testing yourself and enjoying a bit of friendly competition.