Falkirk Parkrun

never run a 5k before and just started running should i go along?

16 messages
05/11/2013 at 11:41

Hey im starting to train for a 10k next may in Edinburgh - should i start by going along to the falkirk parkrun this saturday to get me on my way?

any help would be appreciated



05/11/2013 at 11:43
Yes, go. They are great fun and good for measuring how well your training is going.
I find then useful as speed training sessions as I can never push myself that hard when training on my own. Give me people to chase down and I hit paces I would never do normally.
05/11/2013 at 11:53

even if i expect myself to be super slow? i seen last week some people did 40minute 5k so expect to beat that but really dont fancy being last - every1 will remember the 6ft 5 18st bear blowing soot from his bottom at the finish line haha

05/11/2013 at 11:57
I doubt you will be last. I was handing out finish tokens at my local one the other day and there was a spread of times from 16 mins up to about 50 mins.
05/11/2013 at 12:19

Honestly, turn up and you'll have a blast. I'm a parkrun Event Director and I can honestly say no-one will care who you are or where you finish. parkrun is about inclusivity, getting more people running, and enjoying it.

It's just a run in the park. It's not even a race.

Go for it!

05/11/2013 at 12:41

Go along, they are a friendly crowd there.

05/11/2013 at 12:42

Go for it.

05/11/2013 at 14:36

Go - you will wonder why you ever questioned going. 

05/11/2013 at 15:00

cheers folks im gonna just do it, nothing to lose

06/11/2013 at 11:34

I would agree. You couldn't hope for a more supportive way to start running. No one cares where you finish - it's all about actually doing it, at whatever pace. You will also, if you're a sociable animal, rub shoulders with people who can give you the benefit of their knowledge for beginners. And you'll find people in the same boat as you, which can be a comfort. 

06/11/2013 at 11:39

cheers peter yea im quite a sociable bear so looking forward to it now

06/11/2013 at 13:23

just finished a 5k run at work today and it took just about 30 minutes but now have a huge blister! reasonably happy with the 30mins though

09/11/2013 at 14:50

went along today -30:10 so now ive something to beat I suppose

09/11/2013 at 14:55

Well done. How'd ya like the hill?

09/11/2013 at 15:03

killer lol

28/11/2013 at 08:29

29:08 this week!!! 62 seconds faster and still 18st!

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