Oak Hill Parkrun #4

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A nice warm day, gentle breeze. A good run, and broke my current parkrun PB at a time of 25:48, and cam in 38th position. Best position so far. :D

My SmartWatch said I beat my 5K PB with 25:52, but it didn’t register as a new on the Nike+ site. EDIT: Looks like it just took a long time to register on the site.

And I have to say, parkruns really are a good way to improving your speed. When I started, my 5Ks were around the 30min+ mark. Now, I’ve been getting down, and have nearly taken off 5 minutes from my average 5K time. Seriously, if there is a parkrun near you, go try it out. It’s almost race-like in its organisation, even though it is isn’t a competition, so it is a good way of getting a feel for how a race might feel like.

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Tracks: Endomondo, ZR, Nike+

Oak Hill Parkrun #3

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Sunny and warm. A big contrast to last week’s run. My phone’s GPS fritzed again, so no path tracked in Endomondo or ZR.

Also, broke 250K running with my Nike+ SmartWatch.

You finished in 45th place and were the 34th male out of a field of 84 parkrunners and you came 8th in your age category VM35-39. Take a look at this week’s full set of results on our website. Your PB at Oak Hill parkrun remains 00:26:11. Your best time this year remains 00:26:11.

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Tracks: Endomondo, ZR, Nike+

Oak Hill Parkrun #2

Oak Hill Parkrun #2
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Grey, gloomy, and raining. Although, like most British weather, it cleared up soon after starting the run.   No records broken this week, but did get two trophies.

You finished in 41st place and were the 37th male out of a field of 75 parkrunners and you came 9th in your age category VM35-39. Take a look at this week’s full set of results on our website. Congratulations on setting a new Personal Best at this event! Congratulations on your fastest time this year.

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Oak Hill Parkrun #1

Oak Hill Parkrun #1
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My first attempt at a Parkrun. Official results: #63 overall, #47 male, #8 in age-range 35-39. Total participants: 102. Official time of 26:15.

You finished in 63rd place and were the 47th male out of a field of 102 parkrunners and you came 8th in your age category VM35-39. Take a look at this week’s full set of results on our website. Well done on your first run. We have set this as your PB.

It was in familiar surroundings – Oak Hill Park is my local park and I’ve spent many hours running through it. It may not be as big as some other local parks (e.g. Trent Park) and does suffer from clouds of flies in the evenings, but in the early mornings, pounding the paths is great fun.

My phone’s GPS fritzed again, so my Endomondo and ZR tracks were messed up. Lucky I had my SportsWatch. And the run, with the semi-competitive environment meant I destroyed my 5K PB, and managed to just get a sub-8min mile

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See you next week?

Tracks: Endomondo, ZR, Nike+

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