End of the road for this pair!: A little rhyme... - Bridge to 10K

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End of the road for this pair!

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A little rhyme to say goodbye!

Goodbye old friends you've earned your rest

With the roads and trails, you've stood the test

At many miles apiece, the wear has become clear to see

With sore & aching feet, new shoes are a must for me

Out with the old and in with the new

What shoes will I now choose

Will it be the same again or a different make for me

No it's goodbye to Brooks with a change to Hoka Clifton 3!

Have a great weekend all and good luck to everyone running events this weekend. 😎

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Out with the old, they have served you well !


Those battered shoes, they do look worn

A little sad, a tad forlorn.

The new shoes, will replace each pair

The old, may feel, you do not care

Instead of the bin, plant up each one

With little flowers, to stand in the sun :)

I couldn't resist a reply to your little rhyme :)

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you Floss, it brightens up the day! Have a lovely weekend. 😎

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Frank-ntj

You too! x


Haha love it Frank! Love the new shoes too 😘

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

Thanks IP, glad it brought a smile! 😊


How exciting is getting new shoes?! πŸ™‚ ...and how sad chucking out the old ones!πŸ™!

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks Sandra, it's good to have a bit of fun eh! 😊


Welcome to the hoka gang Frank! 😊that's me,you, Paul,Boz and Abel in hokas for GSR !πŸ˜†x

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to aliboo70

We ought to get paid for advertising them, ha ha! 😊


Hoka fleet foots! :) Or should that be fleet feet ?:)

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Looking at mine I would say elephants feet! I make enough noise when I run ha ha. 😊

aliboo70Graduate10 in reply to Frank-ntj

We'll have to take a "hoka β™‘ shoeβ˜† shuffleβ™‘ shotβ˜† " for the race report!!

Oops just found some new logos on my screen!

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to aliboo70

Well I'm certainly looking for a spring in my step! πŸ˜†

Yes Frank, joining the Hoka club!. I hope you got bright pink ones :)

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to paulb67

I did think about it! πŸ˜‚


Ah Frank , sad to see your shoes go. I remember you ran in those white and blue ones in Manchester didn't you ?

I remember cos all I saw was a clean pair of heels all throughout the race, Ha ha ! :-)

Ah they have been loved and cherished as they go to the great big shoe skip in the sky, but isn't it exciting getting some new ones ?? :-)

Hey get you , the Poet Laureate of the board ! Lovely poem :-) xxx

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to poppypug

They were my favourites and it was only fitting to say goodbye as they disappeared into the dustbin. Glad it made you smile, good luck tomorrow! 😎 xxx

poppypugGraduate10 in reply to Frank-ntj

Thank you so much Frank ! :-) xxx


Aw so sad to say goodbye to those faithful friends. I can't bin mine! I keep em all. I tell myself that they'll be good for walking or gardening in, or doing some physical jerks. Saddo! Mine are sort of piling up against the inside of my wardrobe. In fact my wardrobe is full so now that my current batch of shoes resides in my snug.

You could come up with all sorts of extenuating circumstances for holding on to the old faithfuls Frank. You're an ideas man! (I sound like CJ!)

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to misswobble

Come to think of it I could have planted them up, that would have made a talking point! Probably got rid of the smell as well! ha ha πŸ™Š But they have been faithful and looking on the bright side I'm in the market for a pair of trail shoes now. 😊


Apparently we can hand in our used running shoes at branches of runners need. Read it in the guardian today


Great poem! Enjoy your new shoes - have you posted a photo of them yet?

Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to skysue16

Thank you, hope it brought a smile to your face! No not yet, but they will be getting their first event Sunday in the GSR.😎

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