My first Parkrun – Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham UK

For those of you that have been following my running journey, will know that this week marks my first anniversary since I started running and what a 12 months it has been!

I certainly did not love it at first. I hated it. It would hurt so much, but I persisted as I had made a commitment to my friend to run a half marathon for his charity.

I often have to pinch myself to see what I have achieved in such a short period of time. Some of you have followed me from almost when I started and some have just arrived in last few days. To all of you, I thank you for you support.

You will know I don’t set any goals or have any dreams. All I do is get up every morning and do my best, because that is all I can do each day. It doesn’t mean that you should not have goals and dreams, I am just sharing what works for me.

So to help celebrate my first anniversary, I thought I would do a Parkrun as so many people had mentioned how good they are and how much they enjoy the whole ethos. Saturday mornings are not normally a good time for me, so I had to make sure I had everything planned to ensure I could get to one and I was not disappointed. It was epic!

When I ran my first ever timed 5k last Saturday at my first ever Parkrun , I didn’t have a goal time, I just wanted to run as fast as I could. And I did. And coming in at sub 20 minutes was the icing on the cake!

A BIG thank you to all the volunteers at the Parkrun’s who help make these events all over the world happen!

When you watch my latest VLOG of that run below, you will see I give it my all. That’s what I aim to do everyday. When we do our best, no one can ask anymore of us.

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