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First parkrun for grandson

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10

New recruit! Me and my grandson today at Portsmouth Lakeside. I think his time was 28:20 for his first run although I think he may have been waiting me to catch up at times, and he completed the run without a walk break. Very proud of him especially as he had a 2hr swimming training session before this, oh for some of his stamina! Here's to more parkruns together!

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Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10

What a wonderful memory to make for both of you :) I envy you in the good way Frank, and well done Youngster :)

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Cheers John, hope there's plenty more of these runs to come. Hope your enjoying your running! 😎

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to Frank-ntj

Hidden
Hidden

How lovely ! Hope you are both proud of each other.

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

Thanks HP, I am proud of him. Hope your still enjoying your running! 😎

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

Lovely picture Frank and well done to your grandson! Great time for a first run - what it is to be young, eh?🙂

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks Sandra, I can only see him leaving me well behind. 😊

JaySeeSkinny
JaySeeSkinnyGraduate10

Oh to be young and fit again. Maybe in my next life! Love that you get to run with your grandson!

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to JaySeeSkinny

You're right it would be nice, but I still enjoy my running, I hope you enjoy yours. 😊

JaySeeSkinny
JaySeeSkinnyGraduate10 in reply to Frank-ntj

I'm lurgified at the moment - but it's coming to an end. Running next week, I hope😎

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to JaySeeSkinny

Keep my fingers crossed for you, although it does seem to linger on a bit. 🙄

poppypug
poppypugGraduate10

A racing snake in the making ! Well done Frank and Grandson , lovely photo too ! :-) xxx

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to poppypug

Thanks Chris, hope all is well with you? 😎 xxx

poppypug
poppypugGraduate10 in reply to Frank-ntj

Yes I'm doing okay , thanks Frank :-) xxx

Lavender1962
Lavender1962Graduate10

Great picture! What a good way to spend time together.😊

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Lavender1962

Thanks Lavender, you're right it a lovely way to spend time together. 😎

Hidden
Hidden

How lovely! I enjoy running with my daughter aged 7 but I am the one encouraging her and slowing myself down for her to keep up. In time the tables will be reversed and I will be keeping up lol. I can only wish for some of his stamina, I guess the secret to that is youth!

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

You're right! The secret is youth, and it won't be long for your daughter to switch the tables. 😎

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Oh to be young ... sigh!

Lovely photograph! very very well done.. both of you x

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Floss, wouldn't it be nice to be young again! 😎x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Frank-ntj

T'would... :)

Although......we're still having a lot of fun now, aren't we? :) x

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

We're that, I've definately found my second childhood! 😎 x

jojo57
jojo57Graduate10

Ah, thats a lovely photo of you both frank, and expresses perfectly what is so great about parkrun!

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to jojo57

Thank you Jo, I think is great, how about you? 😎

aliboo70
aliboo70Graduate10

Well done to you both! Sounds like you had fun😆

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to aliboo70

Thanks Ali, yes we had a lovely morning. 😎

aliboo70
aliboo70Graduate10 in reply to Frank-ntj

Have a great race tomorrow Frank! we are at the Ryde 10 mile race too ! :)

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to aliboo70

Best of luck to you all, hope it's not too hilly! x

aliboo70
aliboo70Graduate10 in reply to Frank-ntj

mapmyrun.com/routes/view/59...

it is! :(

ancientrunner
ancientrunnerGraduate10

That's a wonderful picture - and will be very precious to both of you. Hope you have good run tomorrow.

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to ancientrunner

Thanks AR, he keeps me young and I love him to bits. Have a lovely weekend. 😎

davelinks
davelinksGraduate10

Hi Frank, well done your Grandson! Do you think he'll make it a regular thing with you? I think you know I run with my nephew at Parkrun, but he is 20 years younger than me and a tad fitter, so have to let him go on ahead on the trail, I like to see him go and keeps trying to improve his PB each week, he's improving slowly, no rush is there, it's great! And the benefit of me staying behind him is that he's waiting for me at the finish line with a beaker of water!😁 Not that I really need it, but nice of him to do that..😊

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to davelinks

Thanks Dave, I hope he keeps it up, he said he wants too. It's good to run with someone especially when it's family, and like you I got left behind on the last couple of k's! He's sport mad, he had swim training for 2hrs, then parkrun and finished off with football at 11 o'clock where do they get their energy. I can see you enjoy your nephews company, it's great eh! 😎

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