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First run with Grandson ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

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First training run with my grandson this morning, what a difference the age gap makes! We had a good steady run around the coastal path of the west side of Portsmouth and there's me at the beginning telling him if he needs a walk break to let me know! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ From the off I was playing catch up and he had to slow down so I could catch him. On our return run we used the lamposts for intervals and on the fast runs he was gone and there's me trying to catch up again, out of breath, I sure was!๐Ÿ™„ But thoroughly enjoyed our 3.83 miles in 35 mins. Pic taken at the half way point. It was a lovely morning for a run and we both enjoyed ourselves. Happy running all. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Sorry about the upside down photo don't what happened there?

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Lovely picture and sounds like a great run Frank and ah! - the easy stride of youngsters running! They make it look so easy don't they?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks Sandra, they certainly do! At times I was breathing quite heavy just trying to keep up! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Me gasping for breath!


"On your head son!" Love the photo frank! Your grandson sounds like a great companion for you!๐Ÿ˜Š

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to aliboo70

Thanks Ali, but I held back a bit so I didn't show off. Ha ha only joking! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Yes he's a good lad. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Have a lovely weekend!


Oooh an Olympian in the making !

Well done Frank and grandson , are you in Australia :-) ? xxx

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to poppypug

He's an excellent swimmer and I thought I'd have the edge over him running, in my dreams though ha ha!! No we were running along the coast of Portsmouth, Australia I wish ๐Ÿค”! It was great to run with him, have a lovely weekend Chris! ๐Ÿ˜Ž xxx

poppypugGraduate10 in reply to Frank-ntj

Thank you , you too Frank ! :-) xxx


Nice one Frank. I'm running with my 18year old daughter at the moment and youth is winning out on age and experience every time :D

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to AncientMum

Thanks AM, I know, it's sickening isn't it, ha ha! Great company though aren't they! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Have a lovely weekend!


Ha ha! Great Frank! My nephew's started running at the Parkrun I do. He's away, and I keep with him for a bit and said come on! Get a move on! In jest.. but he's a tad faster than me at 20 years younger, and is around in just over 29 mins, so I can't stay with him, but the cheeky so and so is waiting for me at the finish with a big grin & a cup of water!๐Ÿ˜

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to davelinks

Ha ha I now know the feeling well Dave, but the banter is good! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I went running with my sons 12 and 13. They kept stopping so I could catch them up. Lol๐Ÿ˜‚

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to dddd4

It's nice to know I'm not on my own! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Happy running.


Great picture! Intervals and everything. You are brave. What a great way to spend time with your grandson. I'll be running with my 16 year tomorrow in a race. Should be interesting.

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Lavender1962

Thank you, we have a couple more runs together arranged, I know what to expect now! ๐Ÿ˜Š Hope you have a great time with your 16 year old in the race, hope you post the outcome? Enjoy your race, happy running.

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