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1st Parkrun done ๐Ÿ˜Š

1st Parkrun done ๐Ÿ˜Š

Just taken part in my first Parkrun...FINALLY!!!

I really enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜Š it started much slower than i would have liked as there were so many people & despite the rain it was a good atmosphere & definately something i would like to do on a regular basis ๐Ÿ˜Š

It was quite good for my self confidence in a few ways & my worries about finishing last were quickly laid to rest.

Happy Easter & have a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Love a ParkRun ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

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I enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Brilliant, well done Claire, nice photo too!

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Well done ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ Itโ€™s a blast.,

Do be sure to volunteer! Tail runner is a good one as thatโ€™s where the stories are. I say of it, โ€œthe back of the pack is where itโ€™s atโ€ ๐Ÿ™‚. If you volunteer you get more of what itโ€™s all about.

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You do in deed Miss W. I have done most of the roles now, each are enjoyable!

I have today volunteered for our local Race For Life 10k too๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒธ

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I would like to...got to give something back ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Good for you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

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Iโ€™ve been doing some Marshalling whilst Iโ€™ve been on the IC, I love the atmosphere ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ

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Really enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Very well done, thatโ€™s great! ๐Ÿ˜„

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Loved it ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Itโ€™s not even really about running either is it? At the back, where the stories are, you get to hear why folks pitch up each week. To overcome illness, for rehabbing injuries, to go a walk with others, to lose weight, to get mobile

Itโ€™s just brilliant when you see everyone move forward en masse - from the elites to the blind peeps, to those on crutches, sticks, the parent with the pushchair, the dog runners, the youngsters, the old uns, the fit, the unfit, theyโ€™re all there. I just love to observe the start. Itโ€™s better than medicine. Some of the volunteers do so every week and are not runners themselves, so big up to them ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ooh Well done Claire..thats brilliant, glad to hear you enjoyed it, and not last either๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜Šxx

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Thankyou ๐Ÿ˜Š 247 runners & i got 44th womens so pretty pleased with that ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Go you! Fab๐Ÿ˜„xx

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Thatโ€™s fab! Well done lady ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿฆ„

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Thankyou Catbee ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Whoohoo! That's great Claire. I'm glad it was a good experience and a much needed boost. It'll be nice to have something to look forward to each week and a great way to meet some like minded people ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜

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I enjoyed it & will do more next time now i know how its all done.247 runners & i got 44th women so pretty pleased with that ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Whoohoo! You should be. That's great.

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Well done, and I love the pic ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Thanks very much ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Well done Claire! Letโ€™s face it, your pace is too quick for you ever to have been last! Love the pic too. I have parkrun envy. The nearest one from me is many miles. What did you do about the headphones in the end? X ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„

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Thankyou Flick ๐Ÿ˜Š i just put my earphones in because there were many others that did too...& i could tell i wouldnt be "chatting" on the way round if you know what i mean ๐Ÿ˜Š maybe once i get used to it & get to know a few familiar faces i will be able to give them a miss ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Well done Claire, Thatโ€™s a great photo too. Hereโ€™s to many more ๐Ÿ‘

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Thankyou ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Good for you, that's brilliant!

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Thankyou ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Well done ! I have been thinking of joining my local park run for months but something or some excuse has been stopping me :-(

Usually after a busy week at work I just love an easy lazy Saturday morning. I got the barcodes printed and I even laminated them ! So I am going to try and do it next Saturday . Thank you :-)

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I meant to do it several weeks ago...then illness & snow happened...& i was kind of nervous for some weird reason!!!but it was really good...i highly recommend it ๐Ÿ˜Š there were so many people there & a nice atmosohere.go for it & let us know how you get on ๐Ÿ˜Š

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It took me over 12 months to pluck up the courage to go. I wish i had started when i first thought of it....parkrun is fab. Go for it, even if you decide to speedwalk i am sure that you will enjoy it.

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Well done! It is such a lovely atmosphere and such a great thing to join in with.

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Thankyou ๐Ÿ˜Š loved it & looking forward to the next ๐Ÿ˜Š

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The first of many, Hidden , Iโ€™m sure! Very well done ๐Ÿ‘ Nothing like seeing your name there with all the others and knowing that youโ€™ve got a benchmark to work to. Iโ€™ve done six Parkruns now and it has been a completely positive experience, with a bit of volunteering thrown into the mix! But donโ€™t forget your barcode - I left mine behind one week and was so disappointed not to get a timing. But Iโ€™ve got the excuse of extreme old age, ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜. Enjoy and happy running ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐ŸŽฝ๐Ÿ…!!!

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Absolutely ๐Ÿ˜Š i am looking forward to.the next one for sure.hoping to do better but that will mean starting in a slightly different place.its all a great experience & would be nice to volenteer too ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Start those PBs rolling in, Hidden !! I usually hang back and join the tailenders as I am a slow runner, especially as the fast guys and gals take off at a rate of knots. You can always join In their slipstream! Lol!! I find too that If I can slot in behind someone who is a good pacesetter I beat my PB, so have managed to do that each time so far.

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Thats a good idea ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Parkrun sell little plastic barcodes that fit on your keyring and they also sell little rubber armbands with the barcode printed on it. They are not too expensive either.

I also remember seeing an article about somebody who got their barcode tattooed 8-)

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Haha ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ thats a bit hardcore ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

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That sounds like a good idea Theziggy ! The key ring barcodes and the armbands I mean, not the tattooing, lol. Takes the no pain, no gain to another level, doesnโ€™t it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฌ!

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I saw somebody recommend that you leave a laminated barcode under the insole of one of your running shoes!

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Eeeuuuwww!!!

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Mmmm @NiceBloke donโ€™t know that the volunteers would be too enthusiastic about scanning those barcodes, especially with my smelly feet, ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿคง๐Ÿคฃ so I have invested in a lightweight running jacket with zip up pockets where I leave my barcode and stash my car keys and some cash for a well-earned coffee afterwards! The Parkrun is a reward at the end of the week, so I would recommend it to anyone considering giving it a go!

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Well done! I remember feeling very nervous before my first one but I neednโ€™t have!! Such a great atmosphere!

Just wish I didnโ€™t work on Saturdays!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Thats a real shame!!!

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Brilliant, well done! Most of all i am glad you were feeling up to it - hopefully you have well and truly shaken off that lingering lurgy by now. Great photo too. x

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Thankyou ๐Ÿ˜Š still not feeling well but much better than i was so hoping to be feeling back to normal soon...whatever normal actually is ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ hope things with you are ok xx

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Great run and time!

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Looking forward to having another go without the slow start ๐Ÿ˜Š

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