On Saturday the 17th Aug it was Kings Lynn’s 100th Parkrun and my 4th, although I have also done one at Milton too.
As always I enjoyed the nice friendly atmosphere, these Saturday morning runs help me cope with the weekends, when Geoff is away and I am meeting some really nice people too.
It felt like I had an excellent run, so I was a little disappointed when I quickly checked my Garmin at the end and it read 29:29 or so I thought ! ( I didn’t have my glasses on at the time )
After enjoying lovely cake, tea and a good natter I wandered home Listening to my audio bookÂ .
So imagine my surprise and delight when I down loaded my stats from my Garmin to see I had mis-read my time and It actually read 28:29 making it a PB for me Â 🙂
I think the Biking is making me run faster, or it could be that I told my legs I would buy that Purple bike helmet if I got a PB….
I have known about the Park Runs for some time now,having a special interest in theÂ Kings Lynn park run and the Cambridge park run.
The problem is they involve doing 2 things I dont really enjoy, early morning running and a 3 lap route, but I knew when the time was right I would eventually do one.
So I set my alarm for 7.30am on Saturday and have to confess I did wonder what I was letting myself in for but I need not have worried as it was fabulous, fun and friendly,amazingly I knew quite a few of the runners too 🙂
All the time I was running I kept thinking how much harder it was running at 9am, then when I finished and got my time I realised it might have been harder as it was my best 5k time at 29.11, a time that I think will be hard for me to better!
I was very impressed with the organisation of the Kings Lynn parkrun and how quickly the results went up on the web site, its all run byÂ volunteers and is totally free too.
Its going to be a while before I have the chance to do another parkrun but I will be back !!