Wet, windy, chilly and fun! 🏃‍♀️💦🏃🐕💨💦 - Bridge to 10K

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Wet, windy, chilly and fun! 🏃‍♀️💦🏃🐕💨💦

Well done to everyone who braved parkrun this morning if your weather was anything like ours! Officially my most extreme one yet, and we had to run our B course because Santa’s Grotto had been set up down by the lake. We missed out on our one flat section and had to run the hill 3 times! 😫👍💪

Fortunately one of our lovely runners was running her 50th parkrun today and she brought along home made Mars Bar bars. Rude not to have one I thought. And rude not to have a second one seeing as how she offered. Yum! 😋 😋

My running buddy still had fun though, and now she’s curled up on the bed. I *think* she’s dried out ğŸ¤ž

Happy running this weekend guys. Stay warm and dry. ❤️

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Mm. That sound like a nice treat at the end! Hope you've warmed up now 🙂

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Would it be shameful to say I had one of them before we ran ....... 😅😅

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Actually, I would say that was strategic rather than shameful! Very well thought out strategy :D

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Totally justifiable then, good - and thanks! 😅

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Another confession, heading into fish finger territory again!🤣🤣

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Oh crikey Jell, you’re always catching me out! 🤣🤣🤣

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Sometimes my focus seems to zoom in on these things. It's a curse....🤣🤣

Please provide me with a prod to make me go out tomorrow. 🤯

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Out ➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️

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Thank you! That seems convincing, I'll let you know if it works😬

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Well done cheekychipmunks. I confess I stayed in bed.

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Got to say, Dexy, we were standing at the start listening to the briefing and wondering what on earth we were doing! 😅😅

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You certainly deserved the treats

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I think we did indeed. 👍

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Your dog looks adorable. There was a lady with a dog on my parkrun this morning. She had to stop and pick up a poop which she had to run with for a while, I guess you can't get a PB with a dog in tow !

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Thanks Snuffy, she’s a good girl. ❤️ I’ve yet to need to stop for her at parkrun. I tend to get there early and let her run off the lead for a while first, and that usually works! 😀 And being a girl there’s not much sniffing either so she’s a good running buddy. ❤️🐕

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Yay! Well done you! I love your running buddy, she’s lovely! Yep, ours wasn’t wet, but very cold with a biting side wind bbbrrrrrrr! ❄️ But hey, it’s parkrun.....why wouldn’t you? 💪🏃‍♀️👏👍

Mx

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Exactly Madge, we take the rough with the smooth! I’ve even been talked into ‘doing the double’ on New Year’s Day and running the neighbouring one at 9am (very big 2.5k hill 😳) followed by ours at 10.30! What am I letting myself in for? 🤣

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Oh yes, it’s just fab isn’t it, we did Xmas day and new year double for the first time last year, best start to the day! Loved it. We’ll be doing Xmas day and the double on New Year’s Day this time too.......ours are mostly flat.....thankfully.......I think I’d cry for a bit at the hill, but then you’ve only got to do it once......(that’s what I’d tell myself anyway 😂💪)

Mx

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Ooo Christmas Day too! I’m not sure we have one that day. Must find out!

I’m all psyched up for the hilly one now. It’s literally 2.5k up, 2.5k down, but I’m banking on there being quite a crowd so hopefully everyone will be going slowly up to begin with. I’m totally hooked on parkrun and I’d have massive FOMO if I didn’t do the double! ❤️🏃‍♀️🏃🐕👍

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Check out the ‘christmas Compendium’ on the parkrun uk website, put ‘Christmas compendium’ in the search and you’ll see a list of all the parkruns that will be going ahead......ğŸ˜‰ğŸƒâ€â™€ï¸ğŸ¥‚ğŸŽ….....there must be one near you, if there’s a NYD double going on......🤔

Mx

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I’m going to check right now! 👍

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Ahhh there is a local-ish one on Christmas Day, but not one of my 2 closest. It doesn’t start until 9.30 and we’re going out for lunch. Boo, won’t have time. Never mind, will need to be content with the 29th, then 2 on the 1st! 😀

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Luckily our Xmas lunch has to wait for me, as I’m the cook!

Any bonus parkrun is always good!

Have a good one ğŸ¤—ğŸŽ…

Mx

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You too Madge! ğŸŽ… ğŸŽ„ğŸƒâ€â™€ï¸ Looking forward to all festive photos - I might take one of my new Garmin! 😍😍😍

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Just over three months since graduating C25K, and I eventually managed to run 5k in under the promised 30 mins, at a chilly Guildford parkrun this morning :-)

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You did not!!! 😮 Very very well done on that fabulous achievement. 👏👏👏 I’m wayyyy off that time but can run 5k happily. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Congratulations, I’m still working on that one.

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Well done for braving this rain and wind Cheeky! 🌨🌬

Isn't it strange though, if I was going out for a walk I would wait till the rain eased off, but I'm quite happy to run in it! Well, tbh , happy might be too strong a word! But the rain doesn't stop me🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Definitely right there TC. My dog would have had to wait for her walk if I wasn’t running! It was cold though, and even hot little me took a while to warm up. 🥶🏃‍♀️ I had to scrunch my fingers up in my gloves as they took nearly 2.5k to defrost! Felt great at the end though, nice and warm. 😀

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Well done cheeky, yes wet and windy too here at Portsmouth Lakeside - no Mars Bars though! 🙄

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Well done to you too Jonathan. We’re made of tough stuff, us runners! 🏃‍♀️💪🏃

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Definitely! Although I was volunteering this morning, I think I would have been warmer if I was running!

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Well done for volunteering JonathanP, I couldn’t even bring myself to avoid the exposed prom to go to Lakeside. And it still hasn’t stopped raining. 💦☔️💦☔️💦

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Thanks Dexy, I enjoyed it. Yes I definitely prefer chilly & clear to wet & windy! 😀

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Well done to you! Can you pass some of the running bug over the forum. I don't think that I have properly caught it. Not at all sure 3 runs per week will even happen over the next 2 or even 3 weeks. Did run delivering cards yesterday, but only took 21 minutes. I'll try, I'll promise. So many pulls on time. Well done again to you! ğŸ˜ŠğŸ•ğŸ…ğŸŽ‰ğŸƒâ€â™€ï¸ğŸ¤¸ğŸ»â€â™€ï¸ğŸŽ…ğŸ»

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I know, this time of year is bonkers isn’t it 61? I have to shift my runs around a bit this week, but I think I can just about manage them. Can’t wait for the days to start getting longer again .... not long now! 😀

Have a wonderful week whether you fit in some runs or not! 😀👍🏃‍♀️

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And you! 😊

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Well done Cheeky. Thankfully, we just had the cold and wind, no rain, but boy was it cold. Lincoln numbers down to 295 when normally over 450 - fair weather runners, not like us eh? ❄️❄️❄️😃😃

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Haha, yes I noticed ours were down in the 200’s too Sandie. We’re right toughies (or nutters!) aren’t we?! 😅

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Well done cheeky- and we’ll done for signing up for what sounds a challenging run. 2.5k uphill. Go you 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Oh crikey Beanjo, I have no idea what I’ve let myself in for. I checked the difficulty list, and that particular parkrun is in the top 10 or so! 😳😳😳 Arrggggh! 😫😅

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Oo err 🥵😯🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

I’m sure you’ll attack it with your usual enthusiasm and determination though. Think of the sense of achievement at the end 😊

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Oh yesss! 💪💪💪

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Good run CC. Tough as old boots !! I like the mars bar dessert in particular 🤪All set to go for my 5k this morning when I got a call to say that the fire alarm at church was misbehaving. Result; run abandoned . It is 1c today and wind chill on top. Tomorrow is forecast to be much warmer.....maybe not a bad outcome!!⛄️🐌🐌

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Every cloud has a silver lining doesn’t it BC?! Hope you got the alarm sorted out and you get to enjoy a more pleasant run tomorrow instead! 👍👍🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Look at that little face ❤️ And homemade mars bars??? Sounds like a fab if cold time.xx

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Thanks Flick, I love running with her! ❤️❤️ Yes those Mars Bar bars were awesome. I asked the ingredients - probably better if I hadn’t! 😈😈😈

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Aw look at little mutley, such a sweetie! Hope you are both warm and dry and feeling smug for your winter endeavours! 😊👍💪

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Thanks MS! I’m definitely warm and dry, but my son called to see if she was free as he and his girlfriend wanted to take her for a walk in the woods! So she’s out again! 🐕❤️🐕

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Ha ha I'm sure she's not complaining! 🤗🐾🐕

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I admire anyone who ran this morning and survived the biblical wind and rain. I'm also in awe of anyone who runs with a dog (yours looks gorgeous) - I know I'd tangle myself up in the lead and face plant often! 🐕🏃‍♀️

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I must admit I’m cautious at the start of the run as there are so many human and dog legs in close proximity. No accidents yet .... but I don’t want to get complacent! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🐕🐕🏃🏃🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🐕🐕🏃🏃

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Lovely Doggo!! Been a bit of a crazy weather day today!! Well done for getting out there.

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Aww thanks Dave. She has so many fans there as she’s a massive fan of people and sticks! 🐕🐕

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We thankfully didn’t get rain till after Parkrun had finished, but boy was it a cold wind! First time I’ve worn a fleece thermal top and fleece lined leggings, and I was still cold at the finish! 😂🤣😂

Well done getting out in it Cheeky! 😊❤️

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I know what you mean MD. 🥶🥶🥶 I ran in long leggings, a vest top with my thin running jacket, a fleece headband, buff and gloves and, very unusually for me I could have worn more and not been too hot. Looks way more benign this morning. Never mind! 😀

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Mars bars 😊 perfect for such a harsh day. that wind was extreme I had brain freeze from the off sea wind at parkrun. That hill of yours is like a familiar sparing partner and it hasn’t got the better of you yet. 👏👍😀

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I absolutely will not let the hill defeat me Runsome, although the week I ran it in a onesie was a mighty close call! Next weekend I’m going to run a scary 2.5k hill at a different parkrun - it’s 2.5k up, 2.5k down. I’ll be begging for my old familiar hill after that one! 😳🏃‍♀️😅

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Wow You do pick them 2.5k uphill Its clear your the sort of person who doesn’t believe in can’t👍. if it snows perhaps a snowboard for the way back down🏂 . good luck with the parkrun hill and then perhaps your old hill will literally be a walk/Run in the park😀

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I know, I’m bonkers, but the reason I’m doing it is because I’ve agreed to do the double on New Years Day - the hilly one at 9am and my regular one at 10.30am. I thought it best to give the hilly one a trial run (slog!) next Saturday! And yes, a snowboard for downhill and how about a pack of huskies to pull me up! 😅

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Wow bonkers is an understatement. Good on you👍 I think your running buddy 🐕 may hide if you pull a pair of roller skates out one week😀 well let us know how it goes I’m sure you’ll smash it💪😊

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Yes she will! 🐕😅🐕

I’ll definitely report back after the run. My friend says it’s fine - but she runs parkrun in around 24 minutes and has signed up for the London Marathon, plus she’s 10 years younger! Possibly in a different league to me?! 😳🏃‍♀️😅

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You go for it😀

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Oh your dog is gorgeous! What breed? Just started following you and well done in the 10km 👍👍👍🏃‍♀️

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Hi CatMo13, thanks so much! She’s a petite working Lab, only about 22kg. She’s quick and agile and loves to run with me, although her favourite thing in the world is to retrieve - balls, sticks, anything! She’s a huge hit at parkrun as she wears a little high viz when I volunteer so she looks the part! 🐕❤️🏃‍♀️🏃

I’ve signed up for 3 10k races this year, so plenty more running to be had. Hope you’re enjoying your running too. 😀

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Arh she’s a star, how lovely. I do have my running partner too, a springer spaniel. Thank you, I love running but still have a long way to go regards mile stones 🙃 ☺️ maybe 2019 will be my year 😁 Good luck with the planned runs ! I’ll keep an eye out for how you’re doing 👍👍🐶

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Thank you! I’m just about to do the Magic 10 plan for the second time to see if I can get a little bit quicker. I flew solo for my first 10k, then shaved 5+ minutes off when I did the Magic 10. I’m hoping to shed some more of my snails this time round! 🐌🐌🐌

Good luck this year, and have fun running with your dog too! 🏃‍♀️❤️🐕

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Oh wow you’re a seasoned pro then ! Thank you 😊 Happy running too🙌 throw those snails to me I’ll take anything 😂

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