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After being bribed over the holidays by my teenage son into playing twister in exchange for him finally coming to a parkrun, I thought I would have to drag him out of his bed this morning. But no, after reassuring him that I would run with him, he came sleepily willingly!

He set off at a sensible but decent pace and managed to maintain it well throughout, with a nice little sprint finish to boot! He's quite a fit lad but I wasn't sure if he would manage the whole course without walking at all! He showed true grit and ran great... Really really proud of him, and it was fab to have his company! All in a great first time of 33:21! And 1st in his age cat.

As a double surprise and bonus, mrs wiggy came to her first parkrun too! She's quite a fit lady but suffers with some joint pain sometimes and doesn't run distances generally but swims and walks for miles! At 38:33 and finishing with a last minute surge and a great big smile, we were on a bit of a high..... So we headed to the local for a full english treat!

Wonderful happy start to my parkrun year.... And I reckon that they'll be back for more! Runs, not breakfasts!!!

Happy running weekend everyone! 😁

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BaddieThePirate profile image

Great! A marvellous time for a first Park Run (beats me hands down). Well done to all the Wiggy family πŸ‘

Thank you BTP, fab start to the weekend/year!

cheekychipmunks profile image

What a wonderful morning Wiggy! Having your fam running with you must have been amazing! ❀️ This time last week my daughter was running with (far ahead of!) me, but she’s back in London now.

I bet your son and Mrs W are proud as anything. Well done them - and you of course! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thanks cheeky, I don't think it'll be long before I'm chasing my son if he keeps it up, when he set off with 200m to go I really had to go some just to stay with him! πŸ˜‚ And I don't mind one little bit!

Katnap profile image

Great running from team wiggy! 😸

We had a celebrity guest at our local parkrun today. I posted on C25k forum..

😸 Katnap 😸

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uncle_wiggy in reply to Katnap

Intrigued πŸ€”....

Deals1 profile image

Sounds a great start .... And runs and breakfast go well together 😁

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uncle_wiggy in reply to Deals1

Yeah... They do, thanks deals πŸ˜‰

ju-ju- profile image

High fives all round. Well done to you all πŸ’₯

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uncle_wiggy in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks ju-ju, it was rather brilliant to be out together! For me, I'm keen to get going with your next 10k group! πŸ˜‰

UnfitNoMore profile image

Great first parkrun of the year and one that will live long in the memory... well done Wiggy Clan!

Quite right UNM, lovely memories, great foundations πŸ˜‰

Dexy5 profile image

How great to have the family run with you uncle_wiggy. You won’t be able keep them away now. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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uncle_wiggy in reply to Dexy5

Let's hope not Dexy, it was kinda fab!

SaskAlliecat profile image

Yay! How wonderful to have the whole family running today! A great start to a great year.

Not quite all of us as daughter works on Saturdays. She's not so less keen to run but loves what parkrun is about and would volunteer if not working, one for the future 😊

Mummycav profile image

What a lovely family start to the day, topped of with a yummy breakfast! That’s a great time too...well done you lot! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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uncle_wiggy in reply to Mummycav

It was really good to run with them, breakfast was great but I fear I consumed way more calories than than I burned 😳 πŸ˜‚ worth it tho!

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MummycavAdministrator in reply to uncle_wiggy

Haha...well deserved extra calories can always run them off next time! πŸ˜‰

How marvellous to have a family outing to park run. I'd love it if my daughters would run with me - but there's no chance of that.

Hope you enjoy many more.

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uncle_wiggy in reply to Razouski

Hi Raz, I found that a general wear him down over a long period of time followed by allowing him bribe me into something and then offering a hearty breakfast worked wonders! 😁

A teenager at parkrun had previously suggested giving him a tech ban might prove effective too but thankfully I didn't have to resort to that!

Now that he's been once though, I'm sure he will come again, so I say, find whatever you can to get your daughter there, she'll probably love it after her first one 🀞

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Razouski in reply to uncle_wiggy

Unfortunately they are 22 and 24 so they know their own minds. No longer bribable.

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