I did a pakrun today - and got 23:11. My PB (personal best) is 21:15. I wasn't disappointed, however, as I had to do the first mile slowly and the second two miles fast - or at 90%. But I find it very difficult to run at 90% and not 100%! However I think I did it ok today and felt like I could have gone a little bit faster - that's 90%, isn't it? (5 kilometres is just over 3 miles (3 miles is 4.8 kilometres to be precise), but the parkrun I did is just under 5 kilometres).
Well done if you got up and did a parkrun today - or any run in general!
Just a quick update on what I did yesterday. I did a 1500 metres in the YDL and I got 5:03.18, a new club record! I also did an 100 metres in 18.33 seconds but I was saving myself for the 1500 metres - hence why I did it so slowly!
I've also just been out for an easy 4 mile run to, in a way, warm down from my competition yesterday.
Going back to what I said yesterday about parkrun, you don't have to do one, but it's just a great way to get fit if you want to, and if you look on the parkrun website, on the newsletter, there are so many inspirational stories on there - it's just if you're looking for something friendly and can't get out and do a run on your own, then parkrun is a great thing for you.
Hello again. In the Open meeting I mentioned in the previous post, I did the 800 metres and got a new PB, 2mins 31 seconds! This was 4 seconds off my previous PB, set last year on July 26th when I raced for my county. Then I did the 300 metres and got a new PB (because I'd never done it before!) of 48. something seconds. I think that was alright considering I'd never done a 300m before.
I have a league race today, the YDL. I am racing in the Under 15 girls category, where I am the youngest year racing (I am in Year 8). I'm racing in the 1500 metres B string. Hopefully I can get a medal! I'm aiming for a PB - my current one is 5:33. However, I haven't done a 1500m, again since last year, and I'm faster now.
I would also like to point out about parkrun. You may be aware that the Little Stoke council are trying to charge the Little Stoke parkrun - the parkrun community managed this dilemma very well. So, I really encourage you to do a parkrun. If you can't muster up the courage to do it, I can assure you (having done 28 parkruns myself) that the atmosphere is extremely friendly and they welcome everyone of all abilities. If you're not sure where your nearest one is, search it up! If you don't know what time it is, it's 9 am until whenever you finish. This means it doesn't take up much of your day, yet you can still get up and do it!
Hello! I haven't written for ages, so happy New Year for ages ago.
For the last league race, I came 10th, finally achieving Top 10! Then I did the Southerns race at Parliament Hill, with a really steep hill in it, even bigger than the Hill of Doom, and this hill was right at the start of the race. I came 102nd out of 267 I think. Next, I competed in the Schools races. I ran for my school, and won! Then I ran for my district, and came 14th, but 7th out of the Year 8s (it was against Year 9s as well, as was the race where I won!) Then I raced against Year 8s and 9s again, where I raced for my county, and I came 64th I think, out of about 150, maybe. Finally, and this is my most recent race - and last cross-country of the season - I raced for my county again, just against Year 8s, and I came 12th. I was very happy with that performance as I got out well, took the hills well, and had a good finish!
Now, it's to the track. I was signed up to compete at an Open Meeting, in the 3000m, but unfortunately it got cancelled. Thankfully, I have another Open Meeting on Sunday, where I will most probably be competing in the 800m and either 600m or 300m - or 1500m and either 300m or 600m. Then in two weekend's time, on Saturday, I have a league meet. I don't know what distance and/or event I will be competing in yet, but it will probably be 1500m or 800m, as you cannot do both at a league meet. I will be racing against Year 9s and possibly Year 10s... so I'll just try and keep up with them! I will probably get a good time though.