It was great to find a new parkrun event within commuting distance of Thunder Run. So on Saturday morning 4 of us made the half hour drive south from our camp site for the second Kingsbury Water parkrun.
A great one lap, flat parkrun course which was scenic, run on hard trails and a bit of tarmac. It was narrow in places but by then the 117 runners had spread well out so overtaking wasn’t a problem and it made the course interesting and attractive.
As a warm up for what was to come over the weekend (2 or 3 tough 10K trail runs) all 4 of us were adamant that we were going to take it easy and run a nice slow pace starting out at the back. But, a nice flat course with new changing scenery and my legs felt like they wanted to run. One of the good things about a field of 100 plus runners is that there are many people running at whatever pace you go for so it feels easier keeping up with the crowd than running on your own and before I knew it I was half way round maintaining pace just a bit slower than 8 min mile pace. It didn’t feel too hard so I kept it up finishing in 25.12. The others also came home a good couple of minutes faster than they intended!
A good parkrun venue with toilets and a café plus playground, miniature railway and other activities for families and if you show your barcode you can get into the car park free.