I liked the course. It got congested at the start and was hard to make my way through the field in places. If you were going for a fast time this shouldn't be a problem as you could start at the front. It was an interesting course, apart from the long straight section next to the road (road wasn't on view), but maybe I'm just biased as it reminded me of the hundreds of miles I've run on the Fallowfield loop cycle path!
The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming and the other runners seemed supportive and chatty.
I'll try Hastings parkrun next time I'm down that way on a Saturday.
Keep your head up DT, things will pick up with consistency!
Glad to hear you're feeling better WJH, and enjoying the downtime!
Alehouse, glad you enjoyed Delamere, I love it as a course. I agree the start can be pretty mad, if I'm putting in an effort I make sure I get to the front. I can understand it would be frustrating trying to find the right place for a 25min runner.
I ran a blustery Eastbourne parkrun as a controlled progression, with the last mile coming in at 7 min for a total of 23:30. Good to put in some effort, but I've got some way to go before I'm as fit as I was 8 weeks ago.
I've now run for the last 6 days, starting to get that consistency back. Will try to get some intervals in on Weds or Thurs, see how the rib holds up.