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Finally a Parkrun without knee pain... whoopee!

theoldfellow profile image

I'm lined up right in the middle - runners to the front of me, runners to the rear.... all attentive to the briefing... (I can never hear it, I can't run with my hearing aids in.)

Much better week this one. A 3Km on Tuesday, a 5Km on Thursday, and now the Keswick Parkrun (#11). The time isn't much good, but the good news for me is the exercises and slow recovery mean I had almost no knee pain from the OA in the knee.

Had loads of fun with the kids running with their mums, racing them with the taunt 'you're not going to let an old man like me beat you, are you?' Then, after they left me standing, I fell in with a nice young man on his 3rd run, clearly motivated to get fitter and control his weight. If only someone had given me the gift of running when I was 18...

We are so privileged to be part of this. Have a great week Runners.


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misswobble profile image

I know but you’re doing it now. That’s what I tell myself when I could kick myself for not starting sooner. Life’s full of if onlys isn’t it 😁

Good news on the knee. It’s strengthening πŸ’ͺ. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Motivating the 18 yo me was probably a parent or teacher's worst nightmare. I was an Airfix recluse (some will know what that means). But as we say 'better late than never!'

I also lost another half kilo, so something is working. Thanks for the encouragement.


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misswobbleGraduate10 in reply to theoldfellow

My bro was airfix mad as was my son. Bits of aircraft stuck to jumpers The smell of the paint πŸ˜ƒ

Stick with the healthy eating πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ. It’s coming good πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks profile image

Fabulous stuff TOF! Well done you!

I love parkrun too, and was sad not to be running this morning (🀧🀧), but I did volunteer, which is almost as much fun. Can’t wait for next weekend when l’ll be back out there again. Although I somehow don’t think I’ll beat today’s fastest time - 16.08!!! 😳

Dexy5 profile image

A colourful assortment of runners theoldfellow. I’m so glad your knee is behaving itself. Well done for getting out there.


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theoldfellow in reply to Dexy5

I thought the pictures were a good encouragement for the oldies and youngsters. Lots and lots of us Parkrunners are not of race-winning age, but we are all having fun!


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AlMorr profile image

Nice photo of you and your running friends at this morning's Keswick Park run, your 11th run. I am so pleased to hear that there was no knee pain, yes, definitely worth it doing all those exercises has helped the pain go.

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theoldfellow in reply to AlMorr

I'm not in the pics myself. Maybe I'll try a selfie next week!

Thanks for the good wishes.

Win, win, win , win! Well done you all sounds so good no pain, good run, great enjoyment, happy time 😊

On I'm so glad your knee has stopped hurting - great news! Times don't matter when you're coming back from the IC. Well done!

Equi-geek profile image

I love that we get to do this every week when we want - it always makes me smile. Glad you enjoyed it!

misswobble profile image

It’s a fab thing to be involved in and everyone can do it, getting themselves round on two feet or zimmers etc All moving forward together, as one. A powerful surge of energy. Ah lovely πŸ™‚

Ang33333 profile image

I do wish I'd started younger too. Glad you had no painπŸ˜€

mountaindreamer profile image

Great news on the knee, OF! And well done on another Parkrun! πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈβ€οΈ

Our Birkenhead PR changed course this week (we’re now a 2 lap course instead of 3 laps). So lots of extra marshals to try to make sure we all went the right way! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I’m used to being beaten by a club runner in his 70s most weeks, so don’t expect older men to be slow at all! 😳 (But I did just manage to finish a few seconds ahead of him this week!πŸ˜†)

It's great to have an objective (and leave them in the dust....) 😈


lexiemcd profile image

Lucky you running in Keswick - one of my favourite places . Glad you can now enjoy your running without knee pain. Yes like yourself if only I'd started running in my teenage years but as someone pointed out to me how many years would my knees have been able to borne the strain/pressure !!

I'm not at all sure it works like that. My research says that if you run correctly, and that's a big if, I grant, then the body is pretty good at repairing itself. I'm quite convinced by the recent research that suggests flat shoes, and not the cushioned running shoes we all wear today, are the way to go. Too late for me, of course.

And yes Keswick is a great place.

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lexiemcd60minGraduate in reply to theoldfellow

And me as well I expect but to have all the access to research /information at our fingertips makes a huge differemce !!

So pleased you had a pain free run! You’ll be smashing those PBs in no time! X

Yes - my only regret about running is that I didn't start years ago! Good news on the knee front 😊

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