Bedford Harriers A.C.
My first parkrun 5K experience started as a cold early morning race with fog and
slight precipation with quite a good crowd of mixed ability runners. I felt no
pressure at all to run and would not have minded if I had finished last. (My
favourite 5K race is tomorrow so that is where my focus is for this weekend).
For some reason I started at the front and got dragged along with the everyone
else at their speed, big mistake when I hit the first hill! I found the 'zig zag'
hill difficult but a lot easier than had they have given us the steps to run
I really could not get my running legs on today due to the weather and specific route, hence my poor timing. But am extremely pleased to have found out that I came third in my age category, and before anyone jumps in and says it.... there were more than 3 runners in that category!! Joe's watch clocked the distance as being just a little over 5K, at 3.3 miles, and so "every little helps.