Thanks for the supportive comments. I have now managed to arrange to meet up with someone for a run next weekend and are targetting 10k for that. Hopefully we'll be able to do more like that and maybe a bit more distance. I know I'm not going to be able to work to any kind of structured training plan as such but it's just a case of doing as much as I can.
Just done another parkrun and knocked 20 seconds off last week's time. More importantly I am focussing on trying to keep on top of the anxiety and running in a more relaxed style. I do tend to tense up in the shoulders when running so am trying to improve on that. Just being able to feel more relaxed when running would be the most important improvement I could make.
Weight loss has been my main success so far as have got about 9 pounds in weight off and managed not to put any back on over Christmas.
Mixed fortunes with the running though. Started off OK this week by doing parkrun last weekend and another 5k on Monday, then an hours running with the running club on Tuesday. But anxiety got the better of me following that up with another running club run last night - so it's back to parkrun tomorrow. So I am getting out there but getting to do greater distances is going to be difficult.
Finally managing to get out running a bit. Got out twice last week and again this evening. Only down-side is that the parkruns have slipped in recent weeks - this week due to the fact that I failed to find the venue for the one I was aiming for in time. But a bit of progress on the back of a bad few weeks.
There is plenty of time but it is frustrating losing time when all I'm doing at the moment is parkruns and not managing to get out during weekdays at all. So definitely getting in the Humbug spirit already as Christmas do's will just make for more valuable time lost.