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Second Parkrun - First Wetrun

theoldfellow profile image

Learned 2 things today. (1) I need a shirt that isn't made of cotton to run in the wet. (2) Press the stop button on the watch even if you are dead last.

Yep, I think I was last. They all, even the guy with the double pushchair, overtook on the uphill, and I never caught them up. Never mind, I had fun.

EDIT I got the results. I wasn't last after all. And a PB!

Pos ↓ Time ↓Age Cat ↓Age Grade ↓ ↓Gender Pos ↓Club ↓Note ↓Total Runs ↓

148 36:15 VM65-69 47.59 % M 90 NHS Couch to 5k New PB 2

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Perhaps last.🤔

Wheelchair people are fast.

Bet you were right up there in your age related performance.

Your doing great.💥🏃‍♂️💥

Remember your last week result.👍👏👏

FlickM3 profile image

Yes, everything I’ve read says cotton stays wet, sticks to you and chills you. Can’t beat wicking material. I NEVER thought I would be a Lycra fan but it’s brilliant. Well done for your park run

Dizzysmum17 profile image

Last rhymes with fast and blast so who cares! You did it which is more than many people. All runs count. And you are great! 🏃👍💨💥

Goforitmama profile image

Well done on your park run. Glad you had fun.

Cotton t shirts weigh so much when they are wet, I think that you deserve a wicking t shirt, you will find them more comfortable. Shop around, it does not need to be expensive at all.

I ordered 2 Fastrax 306 shirts with the C25K logo. I can see I'm also going to need... :)

Goforitmama profile image
GoforitmamaGraduate10 in reply to theoldfellow

You will be fast in those!

ju-ju- profile image

Exactly that’s the right approach... wow it looks fab is it on a railway line??? Well done too

theoldfellow profile image
theoldfellow in reply to ju-ju-

Yep, it's an old disused railway line, gentle uphill 2.5k out of Keswick Station to the east, then back the same way. Really nice in the sun, as it's in shade all the way. And not too bad in the rain, although the trees mean it carried on dripping after the rain stopped.

Lovely people too, just like here.

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to theoldfellow

Lovely picture, looks as they are all waiting for a train (that will never come) I don't think you were last, you had a personal best according to what I saw on the Keswick 5k park run website for today, well done.

It looks lovely 😊 and well done it doesn’t matter even if you were near the end you still did it 😃

Dexy5 profile image

That looks a great place for a Parkrun theoldfellow , and a technical top is definitely an essential buy for you. Treat it as a reward for taking part. We are in the Lakes next week but sadly not on Saturday, otherwise we’d look out for you. Maybe next time.

theoldfellow profile image
theoldfellow in reply to Dexy5

Please let me know if you, or anyone else, is ever at Keswick PR. I'd love to meet.

Tasha99 profile image
Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to theoldfellow

Ooh I’m tempted but I’d have to set off at about 6:45 😂

Tasha99 profile image

Fantastic! You must have a super elite ParkRun for that time to be near last. We have loads of 40+ minutes runners! Branch out to other runs! 👌🏽

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Tasha99

But maybe not to winlatter pass 😂

Tasha99 profile image
Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Is that the super hard one? I’m tempted to pop over the penines to have a go 😂 Walk special 👌🏽😂

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Sorry, it’s Whinlatter Forest, not Pass . Yes it’s 519th in the list of easy Parkruns. Ours is 2nd! You should be able to do it though.

Tasha99 profile image
Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I did number 510 near me. Fun!

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Really? 509 is not far from us - I would prefer it as a walk I think. But it might be worth giving it a go on a cool autumn day just for a laugh.

mountaindreamer profile image

Glad you had fun whatever, and got out there despite the rain! Don’t worry about becoming last - you NEVER will. Parkrun thoughtfully provide a tailwalker to take that position even if people want to walk the whole course. And don’t be deceived by pushchair pushers...I get lapped by one every week at ours!! 🙄❤️😎

Wow, I think it’s a great result even just to take part, (despite challenging weather conditions). So well done and kudos from me. 👍👏👏👏👍

RunaroundSue profile image

You are not allowed to be last - that is the job of the Tailwalker!

I was Tailwalking yesterday and finished on 42.32.

Mummycav profile image

Well done theoldfellow ...last or not last, you were there enjoying yourself on YOUR run 😁

misswobble profile image

Yep, a technical tee shirt but good news is that they are cheap as chips 🙂

Parkrun is lots of fun. I love the way a huge body of people moves forward together. All of one mind with Such expectation 🙂. It’s a force 💪🙂

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