That's a bit unfortunate. I'm not brave enough to parkrun yet - I don't think I'd crack 40 minutes, and I'd suffer for it afterwards.
We might need to coordinate a Parkrun outing for when next l am in Bendigo.
Do Botanical, its on the right side of Bendigo for Louise, it flatter, but it is uphill for the last half
I'm amazed that with that quite respectable time Prue there weren't more people around. I've been to maybe 20 different parkruns with populations of 15-700 and with my times ranging from 33-43 (depending on hills) and usually could at least glimpse people at some stages. Louise - you will be fine!!! My greatest fear the first time was being "last" which I wasn't. parkrun has a suggested window of 60 mins and there is a tail walker so you are never last. After a while when I ventured to other parkrun venues I usually walked or occasionally jogged. Secret - that way when i returned I'd get a pb! You have the ability to "progress" for 5km so go for it.
I did see runners on their return journey, and there were a couple of walkers well behind me, but no slow runners like me.
When l returned, they said 'Never mind, next week there will be more walk/jog pepple like you', to which l replied 'What do you mean? I ran the whole way!'. I just have a very slow run, sadly.
Jim, good idea. I haven't done that one yet, so 39 minutes will be a PB!
How about next Sat, Louise? I hope to be there.
Ummmm *nervous twitch* maybe. Then powerflex? :-)
If l have to.....(l will have to contact Mick first)
Opens mouth. Then wishes one hadn't.