About the author – Adam Voke, a Cornerstone Fit runner (also Cornerstone City Church lead-elder) has recently been awarded parkrunner of the month at Great Lines so he got a free pair of Asics Gel Kayano 21’s. Adam has been their most improved runner of late having shaved over 2 minutes off his time and breaking into the sub-20 times for a 5km distance with a PB of 19:53 recently.
Adam Voke, Cornerstone City Church
I went along to the first ever parkrun, at the Great Lines in Gillingham (opposite Medway Park) in September 2013. I slogged my way round the free weekly 5K run with a ‘hurty knee’, feeling a bit sick after tackling the (slight!) hill. When I got home I felt like I had run a marathon!
Seventeen months later with fifty-four parkruns done, more than ten minutes off my time and the fitness level to run half marathons every few weeks I’ve grown to really enjoy running and I value the overall health benefits.