Tip 42 of 50 : Get a 5K PB *NOW* #howtogeta5kpb

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** If you are doing a parkrun then start at the front that can save you many 5′s of seconds especially at busy ones like Bushy. With a 1000 people at Bushy Park starting at the back will cost you AT LEAST 20 seconds (I’ve tried it and timed it).

All the suggestions are starred:

*** 3 stars. IMHO it will work

** 2 stars. It might work

* 1 star. Can’t hurt

X 1 cross. It CAN hurt if done wrong.

All 50 tips are shown here as a series of posts : https://the5krunner.com/tag/how-to-get-a-5k-pb/ or on twitter using #howtogeta5kpb. They are all SHORT-TERM tips that will work in the next week or so with varying degrees of success.

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Yup, this really worked. As my parkrun got more popular, I eventually worked out I wasn’t doing myself any favours by hiding at the back of the start.