Sunday 11 March 2012

parkrun-ing again

I went a-parkrun-ing yesterday. I really should go more often, but I'm not very good at organising myself on Saturday mornings! (And anyway, we are often out and about a lot at the weekekends...)

Things I love about parkrun:
  • it's reliable - any Saturday morning, 9am, it's happening.
  • it doesn't take too much out of your weekend.
  • I get an official time and usually a race photo!
Photo courtesy of Peter Cook (flickr photostream)
Things I hate about parkrun:
  • being beaten around the 5k route by children. Some are really quite little too :(
  • being lapped! The Reading course is effectively a straight, two loops and straight back to the finish. I normally get lapped by a few people as I finish my first loop and they finish their second. However, this Saturday was obviously super-fast and I was lapped very early on by quite a few people (and a dog!)
  • not getting a PB, which I didn't this time. I thought I probably would because I've been running more recently. Oh well.
At least I can enjoy the rest of the weekend safe in the knowledge that I started it healthily.

For more info on parkrun visit the offical parkrun website.


Mrs Showers said...

Well done for getting out there on a weekend! It's cool that you get an official time, it gives you a target to aim for. x

Rachelle Q said...

Awesome job getting your run in!

Elle said...

Nice. Sounds like a fun idea knowing it is there every weekend if you want to go... Boo on fast kids!

Cathy said...

I'd hate the same things. But good start to the weekend.

RainStorm said...

It is a genius concept and I really enjoy it (when I actually go). Definitely "boo" to those kids! :)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I love this pic--and want those running tights! You should feel good for getting out there and starting your weekend right!!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

That is a great picture! I hate it when kids beat me too, it just feels wrong.