Inaugural Newcastle Parkrun

I'm Back! Its a new Year and I start with a new plan.

Since my injury back in August it has been a very slow recovery. To date my max mileage per week is 7 Mile and that was back in early December.
So I took the plunge into the world of Parkrun! What a fantastic idea. A 5k timed run every Saturday morning a various places around the nation. Brilliant. Today I ran Newcastle's Inaugural Parkrun on the Town Moor. There were 43 runner's on very cold damp morning. It was a very well organised event.
I remember being on the Town Moor doing a 10k. That was a bit bleak too. Very windy I recall.
At least this was not as far. It was fast though and I'm sure I can do it faster.
Its very different from the 10k, but equally enjoyable. Funny, I would never have ran a 5k before my injury. But when its your limit for distance you sharp change your attitude.
The posse of one was there. (My Father in law)Which I always appreciate.
Viki Thomson was there and we had a wee chat at the start, before she romped off into the distance leaving me to finish 3 places behind her.
I have to mention the guy with the dog, he finished ahead of me even though his dog done its business and the guy even picked it up!!!!!
Great Day.
Great Idea.
Here are my Stats:

position 23/43 with 24:01 PB set
position 17 Male only
position 2 VM45-49

Garmin Data :-HERE

Newcastle parkrun 1

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