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I've just completed my first PR. I did have a thread going on here, asking for experiences as I wasn't sure what to expect. Everyone was great, really friendly and welcoming - and VERY encouraging! I don't know yet what my time was, likely be somewhere 45 mins and I wasn't last (nearly though, who cares!)
It was really, really hard! I'm used to running on the flat and I usually try to get one long hill in , but this was more trail terrain so tree roots, mud, uneven ground and constant up and down hills! And no, the downs did not compensate for the ups!! Kind of thinking if I can do this then a "normal" run should be easy. Ha!
so glad I went, even saw an old class mate I haven't seen since 1987, he recognised me, said I hadn't changed (good or bad? On one hand I was a real chubby kid, on the other maybe it means I don't have that many wrinkles yet!!). Think I'll probably go again in a couple weeks. If anyone, like me is unsure of whether to try, I'd say give it a go. No-one said "you shouldn't be here, you're not a real runner". In fact, people who'd finished still hung around clapping and cheering as i came round a corner, or over the finish line, that made me run a bit faster and kept me going. Result!!