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  • Nice to see that the thread I started aaaaages ago is still going! Still running, still parkrunning every now and again and have managed sub 30 minutes a couple of times
  • My second half is in two weeks. I really haven't run enough over the summer (difficult with kids being off school) and then I was ill a couple of weeks ago. Was thinking I should probably not do it, but I thought I's go out this afternoon and see ho…
  • Just coming back to say that the half marathon was on Sunday. I managed to get injured just after I posted this which set me back a couple of weeks. However, I'm very chuffed to say that I completed it in 2 hours 24 minutes (and 19 seconds). I wante…
  • Thanks Trogs. I'm running three or four times a week depending on work/school holidays and kids. I do one long run, one parkrun (which I use as a tempo session) and one or two easy 3 -5 miles.  I did a 10k (pb)  nearly three weeks ago and then got …
  • Dave is right - just go for it and enjoy it
    in Parkrun Comment by Kate Speed April 2017
  • Just coming back to update that it did just sort itself out - I'm fairly certain that it was caused by my trying to run too fast - like at parkrun pace - even for long runs. I'm now doing long runs at about 2 min/mile slower than parkrun pace and am…
  • So, I've come back to this very old thread to let anyone who may be interested know that I finally got my time under 30 minutes on Saturday (29:46). I've also recently done a 10k and am signed up for a half marathon in June. I love parkrun, I've go…
    in Parkrun Comment by Kate Speed April 2017
  • I get this - the trouble with ventolin is that it's very short acting  - you would be better off with a long acting beta agonist (LABA), or even better still a combination inhaler of LABA and an inhaled steroid. I have symbicort which works very wel…
  • Did 5k this morning- only 8 minutes slower than my park run pb. But then I'm starting to realise that my problem may well have been trying to run at park run pace all the time - even for longer runs. Different shoes today - no different so I don't…
  • Well, I thought I had just posted a reply, but it seems to have disappeared! VDOT52, I apologise for taking offence if you were genuinely trying to be helpful. I have done three runs now and so far so good. I've taken it very slowly and stuck to…
  • I haven't actually been running since I posted that, I've been ill again, plus it's been difficult to get out with mine and husband's work schedules being a bit hectic and he ran a half Marathon at the weekend (so me and the kids were on cheering on…
  • Senid that's slightly unfair. I did say on again/off again runner and have had periods since 2008 of noit running for several monthsto years- I've even had a baby during that time. I've never had this problem before though. Thanks for all the help…
  • I really really can't think of anything, my only regular medication is a nasal spray, but I've been on that for years , and symbicort (when I remember to take it). I have had a couple of colds recently and one turned iinto sinusitis which is why I h…
  • The only thing I can think of that changed is getting new running shoes - I'll try my old ones for a bit and see what happens. 
  • Sorry about all the typos, I'm using my phone which isn't very easy to type on. Back to laptop later
  • Thank you for the more helpful posts. The pain is mainly in my thighs and glutes my calves are mostly ok._ I'm even having trouble walking todaythey atre sostiff and sore.  I had nrew running shoes about two or three months ago, buti'll try my old o…
  • What a spectacularly rude and unhelpful reply, it would have been better iif you hadn't bothered. I had thought these forums were supposed to be supportive and helpful. Evidently i was wrong. As my last post was three months ago, I don't think I'm…
  • Thanks - I'll give it a go
  • Yes it is. 34.15 was the last one, so nearly two minutes quicker. 
  • 32.18 today. Slowly getting better. I think it helped that the wind finally seems to have dropped and I wasn't getting sand blown in my eyes
  • Well done Wwgba and Supernoodle on your first parkrun. We've been in London for the weekend, so I didn't do Saturday, but maybe next Saturday if I don't have to let my husband have a turn!
  • Oh yes, I was slightly disconcerted however, when a photographer popped up from nowhere and took a picture of me at my most attractive (not)!
  • 7 seconds quicker today . In horrible cold, windy weather with heavy showers (some of them hail or sleet showers - lovely!). Just about every single marshal on the course said "well done" when I passed, despite the fact that it was a small field and…
  • I guess I was lucky with the weather here then. It was a good start to the weekend, a nice run in the cold to blow the cobwebs away
  • Yes, I'm enjoying it although I wouldn't have melted today, it's cold, clear and bright. Probably sub zero taking into account the windchill. I've proven that I don't freeze though!
  • Ran all the way this morning. 34.22. Onwards and uowards
  • Up to 4k today (and asitis, it was in the rain and I didn't melt), so I'm sure I'll be up to 5k by the next time I'm able to do it. Peter Collins you are absolutely right about diabetes. Type 2 is certainly more common in people who are unfit and …
  • Congratulations on your engagement and your parkrun success. 
  • I should also say that I've been really grateful for the encouragement. I've found it really helpful. I'm feeling more confident after completing the park run yesterday and I don't think I would have given it a go without that encouragement. So than…
  • But I'm not feeling sorry for myself and no one is saying poor you! All they're doing is encouraging me to carry on. There's nothing wrong with that. Can we please stop this now?