Advice for a Newbie

Getting ready for a 5K

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25/04/2014 at 10:27

Honestly though get yourself to Saturday morning ParkRuns they are super! some people walk the whole way others sprint and loads of people just trot along

great community!


25/04/2014 at 10:30

Will do I think my friend's husband goes to one so I have no excuse.

25/04/2014 at 10:33


heres the link for you to get your barcode

need to keep us posted on progress


25/04/2014 at 10:38

Thanks I definitely will.

25/04/2014 at 10:58

Right penny, register today and get along tomorrow morning. Take the bull by the horns and do it? Well are you? Come on let's hear a big huge YYYYEEESSSSS! 

25/04/2014 at 11:03

YES YES YES - I have done it! oh er

25/04/2014 at 11:09

Thanks I definitely will.

25/04/2014 at 11:09

Oh lord I have registered and printed off my barcode.

25/04/2014 at 11:15

Brilliant!!! You will do great, just do your own thing and enjoy it! Look forward to hear how you get on. Good luck!

25/04/2014 at 11:23

Thanks - Am slightly nervous now - but also I reckon I will feel great after....

26/04/2014 at 17:35

I also recommend parkrun. If you want to see what it is like and meet some of the people then I found it good to volunteer one week. Everyone is very friendly.

I didn't get on with the NHS C25K but instead used Rundouble c25k and set the alerts to change between walking and running to vibrate only. That way I wasn't clock watching which I found off putting and could just put the phone in a pocket or armband.

My sister started running using lampposts or other distance markers. Start running to the first lamppost then walk to next etc. The following week run for two lampposts, walk for two or one depending on your stamina and slowly build from there. Sometimes it is easier to persuade yourself to carry on to something you can see rather than keep going for a certain length of time.

Good luck.

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