Log in
Bridge to 10K
7,406 members β€’ 8,914 posts

The day the Elephant ran Parkrun! πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

For those that don’t read my ramblings, today was our parkrun’s first birthday and we were encouraged to run wearing onesies! Like I need anything to make me any slower! 🐘🐌

But I couldn’t not join in so I wore an elephant onesie! Also spotted were Tigger, Superman, Picachu, some bears, several unicorns and others!

I was hoping for a chilly morning, but it wasn’t. 😳 The killer hill nearly defeated me today - OH MY WORD I was hot! But I persevered and slogged on up it, with people walking up it faster and my dog walking alongside me just to rub it in! Every fibre of my being was shouting β€˜walk you daft woman’, but I had a stern word with myself and flat out refused. I’m proud, as it’s the closest I’ve been to giving in on any of my runs to date, but I didn’t! πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

The reward at the end was a plethora of cakes to choose from. I took along some choccy cupcakes which were clearly a hit as they all went. πŸ˜‹

I love parkrun. My dog and I have made some good friends - having a dog who loves anyone who’ll throw her a stick helps! πŸ• I’m tempted to try a different one soon as there are quite a few I could get to. One is flat - right now that seems very appealing!

So it won’t be anywhere near a PB today, that’s a guarantee, but what a brilliant morning! Hope you all had fun if you did parkrun this morning or another run today or tomorrow. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€οΈ

52 Replies
oldest β€’ newest

Lovely post CCM! sounds like you had a ball. Well done on running in a onesie- you're a dedicated runner!!

And well done on not giving up on the hill, even in an onesie! You will be my inspiration when I finally meet a hill!

2 likes
Reply

It was an absolute blast SSF! They’re such a lovely bunch of people. And I got my time through which wasn’t as hideous as I thought it might be. Only a tad slower than last time. So that’s encouraging! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

1 like
Reply

🀣🀣🀣🀣 Hahahahaha!!! I love it!! You are quite bonkers of course cheeky but brilliant and good for you for running in a onesie πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜³πŸ€ͺ

It sounds like a brilliant event today, I absolutely love parkrun but I think the one I go to takes itself a bit too seriously 😁

1 like
Reply

Oh yes CH, I am totally bonkers and I love it! Life’s too short to not have fun, in my opinion! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Reply

Brilliant Cheeky! Love your elephant 🐘🐘 Nice flat park runs in Lincolnshire πŸ˜ƒ

1 like
Reply

Lincolnshire sounds like just the place I’d like to be right now Sandie! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

1 like
Reply

Wow well done for not giving into walking, you’re a star ⭐️

1 like
Reply

Thanks Jelon. Yes I was really close to just having β€˜a little walk’, but I knew if I did I’d never forgive myself, even though my running was physically slower than my walking pace up the hill! But I needed to keep going, and I did! πŸ˜€πŸ’ͺ

1 like
Reply

My god I bet you got hot in that! πŸ˜…

Lovely photo, and who cares about PBs when you can have that much fun in a onesie!

1 like
Reply

Too right, TC, I was absolutely baking. The first couple of kilometres weren’t too bad, but the moment I hit the long hill, I had to undo the front to let some air in! πŸ˜… The things we do for our love of running! πŸ˜³πŸ˜…

1 like
Reply

Love the onesie 😍

Top marks for not giving in to the hill x

1 like
Reply

Thank you PT - I was sooo close to having a little walk. I then told myself off and kept plodding on, probably the colour of a πŸ… πŸ˜…

1 like
Reply

Well done Cheeky! Fab pic! Sounds like you had a great run! Absolutely love the onesie! πŸ˜πŸ˜†

Well done! πŸ€©πŸ™Œ

1 like
Reply

Haha thank you Dreams. Any time you want to borrow it for parkrun, hey you know who to ask! πŸ˜…πŸ‘

Reply

Thank you Cheeky! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ™Œ

1 like
Reply

Looks like a great morning at your Parkrun good on you for not giving in even though you were roasting in that onesie. the pace doesn’t matter it’s the enjoyment you got out of it that makes the day. just think how many people in onesies were still tucked up in bed while you were out there doing it. Well done πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘

1 like
Reply

Thank you Runsome! You’re absolutely right, it would have been far easier to stay home and slob about in the onesie, but where’s the parkrun spirit in that?

Not that I’ll voluntarily run in it again you understand! πŸ…πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜…

Reply

Aaahhhh brilliant!!!!

Fair play to you Cheeky! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

It drives me absolutely nuts if I wear a long sleeved tshirt and it’s warmer than expected, so that must’ve been one hell of an endurance test! Phiew!!! πŸ˜“πŸ˜ Good on you for seeing it through πŸ’ͺ What a great way to celebrate the first year anniversary. Birthday cakes at the finish too - Nice! πŸ™Œ 😁⚑️⚑️

1 like
Reply

I know TS, I’m the same. I could happily have run in shorts and a running vest today. But no - an elephant onesie!! I was dead chuffed to have made it round though, and my time wasn’t as bad as I feared. Only a minute or so slower than last time - I thought it would be my slowest yet but it wasn’t! πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜

Reply

Great pic cheeky but that must have been absolutely boiling πŸ₯΅

Good on you for running all the way- even up the hill. You definitely earned those cakes 🍰 🧁

Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

1 like
Reply

Thanks Beanjo. Yes I was roasting and the hill seemed never ending today! Cake was most welcome I have to say! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ‘

Reply

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Brilliant! xx

1 like
Reply

It was Sadie! Such a great atmosphere. ❀️

1 like
Reply

Badge of honour for the β€œlady” ( l did put nutter but didn’t wish to offend πŸ™ƒ) in the elephant onesie. Well run for getting round with your elephant & dog cheeky. Looks like it was fun πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯‡

1 like
Reply

Haha OL, no offence taken at your first choice of word, really! πŸ˜…πŸ˜… I would have bought a doggie onesie too, but I didn’t want to make her too hot. It was so much fun (maybe not at the time I was slogging up the hill!) πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ•πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ•

Reply

Your a a card cheeky, full of fun 🀩

1 like
Reply

You can say it OL, I’m a nutter! πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ˜…

1 like
Reply

Cheeky photo, Cheeky :D

Not sure where you are, but it was a beautiful morning here for a run too. Well done on your perseverance :)

1 like
Reply

I’m in Bristol Linda, and it was pretty misty to begin with - but disappointingly (for me) it wasn’t cold. I could have done with it being sub zero! But it was a hoot and I’m glad I did it! πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ•

1 like
Reply

Great pic and a great run cheeky!

1 like
Reply

Thanks Sask! I expect a onesie wouldn’t be warm enough for your conditions! ❄️ ❄️

1 like
Reply

Perhaps not but it sure would help, as an outer layer!

1 like
Reply

Well done! That sounds huge fun I bet you were roasting It’s so difficult to run when you're dying of heat exhaustion, so well done πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•

1 like
Reply

Thanks MW, oh yes roasting was the word! I get hot running even wearing the bear minimum, so it was a challenge for me today. I wanted to participate though, so I dug deep! πŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ•

Reply

Classic! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

1 like
Reply

Don’t fancy it yourself Mike? πŸ˜…πŸƒ

Reply

Not my colour Cheeky!

Reply

You look great! Wish I'd had a onesie on this morning. Marshal today and it was freezing! 😁

1 like
Reply

I missed a trick there Ang, I should have volunteered this week, not last week! Standing around in a onesie is a whole lot different to running in one! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ˜…πŸ•πŸ…

Reply

Oh cheeky you look great. So glad you had fun. No way I could have stood it in that onesie. I am too hot just thinking about it! Well done πŸ‘ 🐘

1 like
Reply

Thanks jayval, I was still the colour of a πŸ… when I got home. The hottest I’ve been running yet, and that includes August! Happy I did it though! πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ•πŸ…πŸ‘

Reply

Well done Cheeky! You look fabulous in your ellie onesie! That's sheer determination to run all the way up the hill inside your elephant sauna ! Kudos to you! πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜

1 like
Reply

Thanks MS, sauna was definitely the word! The things us runners do! I undid the front and tried to pull it off my shoulders, but I had my phone armband on and it wouldn’t go low enough! πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ•

1 like
Reply

Raising my trunk to you Cheeky (🀣) for not keeling over whilst running up that hill!! I'd have boiled over and stopped functioning!πŸ˜±πŸ€£πŸ™ˆ Well done you, and cute pic πŸ€—πŸ¦‹

1 like
Reply

Thanks Flara! I couldn’t have run any slower up the hill if I tried - but I was still running! I yearn for a lovely chilly run next, and I have a feeling it’s going to be judging by the forecast. Yesss! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ…πŸ•πŸ˜πŸ˜…

Reply

Lovely pic cheekychipmunks, and well done for throwing yourself into the spirit of the first birthday run.

How great to all bring cakes too πŸŽ‚ 🍰 🧁. We have over 400 runners so it’s a bit too big for such lovely happenings, but little groups do it for major runs.

You look great!

1 like
Reply

Thanks Dexy! Ours had over 400 yesterday too, but the serious athletes and super gazelles take themselves seriously and leave immediately (or run it again), leaving the rabble and snails to scoff cake! Marvelous! πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ˜πŸ•πŸ…πŸŒπŸ€ͺπŸ‘

Reply

That is even more fantastic then cheeky

Yes it’s quite disheartening to see the speedsters running back home while were still trying to complete the 5k. But I think I have more time to enjoy the view and the happenings and chat en route (something UpTheStanley doesn’t really understand) πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

1 like
Reply

Well. Umm. Err. Well done!

1 like
Reply

You too could rock a onesie Jay - maybe for your HM training? πŸƒπŸ˜

1 like
Reply

It’d needed to be thin and breatheable!

1 like
Reply

I’m sure there’s such a thing. Not my 🐘 though! πŸ…πŸ˜³πŸ₯΅

1 like
Reply

You may also like...