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The Double. Done βœ… Yes! πŸ’ͺ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
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Happy New Year VRBs. Hope you had a great evening celebrating or not, whatever took your fancy! πŸŽ‰

So I kicked off 2019 in style running our 2 local parkruns back to back! Let’s just say I’m happy it isn’t a regular thing! πŸ˜… My legs are like limp pieces of rope, muscle-free at the moment! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

It wasn’t a great preparation day yesterday - monster amounts of food consumed, a late dinner, some G&Ts, awful hydration and about 3 hours sleep. But, being the stubborn soul that I am, I flipping well made sure I ran those babies, hills included! My feeling of accomplishment is through the roof and I’m so proud that I did them both. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

I very nearly didn’t make the second one at Eastville Park. My daughter had driven me in so I could leap out of the car while she parked, as we were warned of the potential numbers participating. But the battery was flat in the Ashton Court carpark! 😫😫😫 Hubby was duly called to come to the rescue with jump leads, but I could see the minutes ticking by and my hopes of the double were waning. Oh well. πŸ™

But my daughter spotted 2 lovely ladies in running gear and asked if they could take me! They did - so a massive thank you to Lindsey and Vikky of Weston-super-Mare! Saviours, both of you! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Too many runners for finish tokens today, so us snails had raffle tickets and we were manually recorded. The volunteers did an epic job with over 1,000 runners at Eastville! 😲

So an amazing start to my year. I’m headed for the couch now! πŸ˜…

Happy running everyone. ❀️

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Happy New year Cheeky, great start to 2019. Over 1,000 runners, that is a lot for a parkrun.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al, yes it took ages to reach the start line and get running. The volunteers did a sterling job though and it was all very good humoured. πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ˜€

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

There seems to have been record numbers at all the parkrun's today, perhaps a lot to do with the weather and people making new year resolution's to run more parkruns.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to AlMorr

Bet you’re right. The weather was superb today. πŸ˜€

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Boom πŸ’₯ great start to the year well done!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks ju-ju, I have a great feeling of satisfaction now. πŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

I’ve been waiting with baited breath for today’s post. Massive congratulations, that’s a fantastic achievement. Thank goodness for your friendly saviours. If not, you might have had to run between the two parkruns πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ Hope the legs recover quickly and happy running in 2019 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Sandie1961

You know what Sandie? I fleetingly contemplated running, but it’s 5 miles away, literally the other side of the city!

Happy running to you this year too. More adventures to be had I’m sure! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Fabulous! Go you πŸ™‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda. πŸ˜€ My legs are good for nothing at the moment. I’m watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! πŸ‘

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Enjoy

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

I will, thanks! πŸ˜€

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10

Wow, what a start to the year Cheeky! You deserve to relax on the couch with a smug face for the rest of today. Well done!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Tartancat

Thanks TC. Even though I’m fatigued it’s in a good way. I’d have felt worse after all yesterday’s excesses if I hadn’t gone out this morning. Running - got to love it! ❀️

Well done cheeky. Great start to the New Year. Think you’ve earned a bit of couch time telly πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Beanjo

Thank you Beanjo. I intend to stay here pretty much all day now! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

SANDI_runs
SANDI_runsGraduate10

An amazing achievement you have come so far over the last 12 months. Well done you - a great start to the new year.

I am gradually building my strength and distance back up after my injury in oct/Nov. Hoping to be back running 5k regularly by the end of this month. Really missed my park runs.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to SANDI_runs

And make it back you will Sandi. We’ll be here to spur you on, and you’ll be back at parkrun before you know it! πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

I wasn’t even running this time last year! June 11th was the day I started C25K. I bore anyone who’ll listen telling them how awesome it is! πŸ˜…

Happy New Year Sandi! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate10

Well done Cheeky! You've been a great motivator πŸ€—πŸ¦‹

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thanks Flara, and these forums motivate me. ❀️

sunshinefish
sunshinefishGraduate10

Well done CCM on your double! Great acheivement! Really nice of the ladies to give you a lift too.

I can't imagine a 1000 people doing a park run!!! Must have been so crowded.

Here's to 2019 and many more runs!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to sunshinefish

Thanks SSF, the ladies couldn’t have been more helpful and willing. πŸ˜€ It was crowded and the delay at the start was quite lengthy but no-one minded. It was a fabulous atmosphere. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ‘β€οΈ

Happy New Year and here’s to lots more lovely runs! πŸ‘πŸ˜€

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Wow! Great job! Runners sure are a friendly sort, aren't they. I couldn't imagine over 1000 runners at a parkrun; wow!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Oh yes Sask, they definitely are friendly. It could have gone so wrong with so many runners, but all the volunteers did their thing uncomplainingly and it went really smoothly. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ˜€β€οΈ

Brilliant! Amazing! After little sleep and lots of food! Crumpets! Fantastic start to the new year! Well done you! 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ‘β˜€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ 🏁 πŸπŸ•πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Thanks 61! I don’t see myself moving much this afternoon. I don’t think I could if I tried anyway! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Wow cheekychipmunks, you certainly did do parkrun today. What a magnificent achievement. And to keep going when the car let you down too. The helpfulness of other runners giving you a lift to the next one just proves what parkrun is all about. A community getting together. I can’t imagine 1000 runners at parkrun.

You definitely deserve to head back to the couch πŸ›‹.......πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ........πŸš—........πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ.......πŸ›‹

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

I know Dexy, I was so thankful. They even offered to go out of their way and drive me home too - which wasn’t necessary as my husband got the car going. I’m so impressed by the wonderful running community. β€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ‘

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

😍

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Wow, well done Cheeky! (And well done to the lovely ladies who got you to number 2.) 1000 runners is an incredible number! I wonder if someone got sent off to acquire emergency raffle ticket tokens in the middle of the run, or if they’d got them just in case! πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

Happy New Year! 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰πŸ˜Šβ€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

Haha, I expect they got them in especially as Eastville was the only local 10.30 parkrun today, and at least 2 were held at 9, which attracted quite a few doing the double. πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ˜€

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Think my speedy OH got a shock at the Chester Parkrun today. It was the one running later for other double runners, but he got back and said he’d be happy to never run it again! Apparently narrow tracks and ridiculously muddy! 😳

I’d originally eyed that up as our local Parkrun, before he convinced me we should go to Birkenhead, where his work friends ran. Makes me now wonder if I’d have enjoyed Parkrun at all if we’d started at Chester! Funnily, he did the Delamere Forest one first, which I thought would be horrendously muddy, and he said the tracks there were fine! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

You had a lucky escape I’d say! Narrow and muddy? No thanks! πŸ˜…

I was talking to several other runners this morning and comparing parkruns. I’ve only run the ones I did today, but we have quite a few others nearby. Some on soggy playing fields, some through the woods, some in the mud, some along the windy seafront ..... I think I’m lucky in that my 2 local ones are paved, fairly wide and can be run in all weathers. But they have hills! Can’t have it all! πŸ˜…

Wimborne
WimborneGraduate10

Omg that’s mad but brilliant. 2 park runs back to back πŸ˜€.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Wimborne

Totally mad Wimborne! I was talked into it a couple of weeks ago and I’m so glad I went. My legs aren’t so convinced though! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Abaggs
AbaggsGraduate10

Fantastic, well done on the double! A great start to 2019 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ˜„

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Abaggs

Thanks Abaggs! Definitely a good start. Happy running in 2019 to you! πŸ‘πŸ˜€

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10

A lady at Keswick this morning asked me if I'd run the Whinlatter Parkrun first, we were late away so it was possible. I was totally flattered to think I looked fit enough to even contemplate Whinlatter!

So I am in awe of anyone running 2 parkruns, back to back. What an amazing story of other's kindness too.πŸ‘

Well done! And have a Cheeky Year!

❀❀❀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to theoldfellow

Thanks TOF! I bet you’d have managed the double, you’re a speedster. I snailed around our 2 courses and I’m certainly no athletic gazelle! Ashton Court is a toughie hill-wise with 2.5k up, 2.5k down. Mighty pleased it was first or I might have ground to a halt! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Hidden
HiddenGraduate10

Awesome post Cheeky! 🀩

You are the queen of the doubles! πŸ‘ΈπŸ’›

Enjoy some relaxation this afto! πŸ™Œβœ¨

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10

Excellent!!!! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘Well done.

Happy New year

Crawlhome
CrawlhomeGraduate10

Wow cheeky, brilliant running! So glad someone was able to help you out getting to the second one and what a huge turnout!

Happy New Year and here's to even more great running πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate10

Well done, a true park run warrior!!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to ChrisAllen1

I love it Chris! I’m volunteering on Saturday - which I also love. πŸ˜€

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Fantastic Cheeky - amazing start to 2019! 1000 runners is quite something too. Happy Running New Year!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to JonathanP

Thanks Jonathan, it was such a fabulous atmosphere today! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Massive well done..on all levels... 1,000 runners!!!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

It was totally bonkers OF, but in a good way. Such a lovely friendly atmosphere and no frayed tempers, even with a longish wait to get through the start line. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

You cheeky are amazing and inspirational as always 🌟

Well done, what a fab start to your running year! πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to uncle_wiggy

Thank you Uncle! I was resigned to not making it to no 2, but I know I’d have been gutted really! Happy running in 2019 to you. πŸƒπŸ‘πŸƒ

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