Our 8 week course finishes with a 5k run at a local parkrun and the event takes place at Lakeside North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN. I hope I’ve answered any questions that you may have about parkrun but please feel free to message me if you have any questions.
We meet at the shops (outside subway) from 8.30am.
There will be a "first time parkrunners" briefing at 8.50am.
Once you have registered for parkrun you will be able to print off your "barcode" that is unique to you. You bring this with you on the 29th and once you have finished running you will be given a token, you take your token and your barcode to someone who is the "scanner" you hand your token in and get your barcode scanned. This will give you your time.
You can leave a bag at the start of the run, there is a designated table that is provided for this, I wouldn't leave anything valuable in it.
There are toilets in Starbucks that you can use.
Headphones are allowed as long as you can still here the marshal's instructions
There will be a lots of RunVerity support at the parkrun with other RunVerity members who, like you have completed the beginner's course as well as RunVerity members who are more than happy to run with you should you want any company.
Parkrun is not competitive.
There is always a tail walker so you won't ever be last, parkruns are run and walked by a wide variety of people with a no pressure atmosphere. RunVerity members always support one another and we always wait and cheer in the very last runner, regardless if there are a RunVerity member or not.