Keep it clean!

Keep it clean!

I decided to avoid parkrun because I wanted to stay clean. Decided instead to head for a safe gravel path through the woods, that was sure to be ok. Struggled to find the beginning of the trail, so decided to cut through a field - soon discovered waterlogged mud and before I even got going, my feet were muddy and wet and mud splattered up the back of my legs. Never mind, I enjoyed my run, made it 10k, even though I wanted to stop at 3k. Reasonable time to 1h14, which for me is satisfactory given the conditions and multiple stops to make sure approaching dogs were friendly. Have u managed to keep it clean!? I failed today 😕 Julie

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  • I volunteered at Parkrun and got muddy doing that!

    Well done for doing 10km in the mud. :-)

  • Well done. We were warned the parkrun was very muddy this week so I didn't go but still ended up muddy! Most of it is on a light gravel path so it was just a couple of bits of mud, serves me right though for avoiding my local parkrun, it is always so challenging that sometimes doing my own thing is the easy option LOL

  • Hi I was considering a different Parkrun today, as I knew my local would be really muddy. I also know a friend was going for the first time so I went along for support. I have honestly never run in those conditions before. I had to almost stop at some points to find some fairly firm ground !!! When we had finished, my friend said, is it always that muddy it feels like a cross country run lol !!!! A year ago I would not have even considered going out in the rain, let alone to run around a muddy park but now, I have the bug, I can't stop !!! Happy running !!!

  • Nope! It was a non running day for me but I went for walk & had to literally hose myself down before getting in the house. I was ridiculously muddy!

    Currently my running shoes & walking boots are drying out after muddy adventures. Hope my runners are dry by this morning so I can get them on & get out!

    Mud is all part of the fun isn't it?? Lol 😆😆

  • I hate mud! I really hate it! Chicken that I am, I've decided I'm going to stick to the lovely clean paths and pavements until it's gone!

  • Awwww curlygurly - how can you hate mud? :-) Maybe it's because I was a mucky pup as a child and haven't really grown out of it.

    My mother tells me that I used to sit in puddles in my nappy when I was crawling - which might explain a lot....... :-) :-)

  • Nasty slippery stuff! And all over my pretty mint green shoes....

  • Ha Ha Julie,

    It's difficult to find an absolutely clean route this time of year, but still enjoyable isn't it, look at the state my trail shoes got in on a Parkrun recently...

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