It was another run at Southampton parkrun for me again today. It was nice to be back at parkrun after missing it last week. However, the weather was a bit muggy for running.
Stu and I have agreed that we’ll take it in turns to run down to Southampton parkrun. This will allow us to get a longer run in. It was his turn this week. I was impressed that he managed to run down to start on time and also did a bit of a run afterwards to complete 10 miles.
Watch out for buggy runners – don’t ‘nip across’ them!
I started somewhere middle of the pack with M, so it was a slow start. I was a little frustrated by the actions of someone of my fellow parkrunners. A boy who was about 12 years old managed to get on one side of me; his mother was on my other side. She kept urging him to ‘just nip across’ in front of me. If you see someone running with a buggy, pease don’t be tempted to do that. It’s really hard to brake in time, so you’re risking injuring yourself and the little passenger.
Halfway around, I caught up with my friend Caro, so we ran the rest of the run together. Well, until the final gravel path, where Caro did a glorious sprint finish.
How did I do?
Overall, my time wasn’t too bad: 34:14. My goal is to get my solo run time down to under 30 minutes and then I’ll see whether I can get back to that with a buggy.
Did you parkrun today? How was it?