Rocky Park Run: I did Rockhampton Park Run... - Bridge to 10K

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BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
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I did Rockhampton Park Run this morning. My Godfather has been walking 5km a day 6x per week since he retired and was going to walk it, but spurred on by the Park Run scene he walked/jogged it. Aged 75 he was placed first in his age category and only came in a few minutes after me! What a great 1st Park Run πŸ™ƒ. As for me I came in the first half of the field for the first time ever, and actually overtook a couple of runners, not just those walking it. It's my last Australian Park Run. I'm looking forward to getting away from the dreaded Sabre Toothed Ozzie Mozzies as they have been eating me alive. I fly home early next week, so there will be some interruptions to my runs while I sit on various aeroplanes for a couple of days.

Got a topical photo from the Botanical Gardens for you today...

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ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate10

Well done you

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to ChrisAllen1

Thank you. And well done Godfather!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

We’ve so enjoyed your Aussie parkrun posts Baddie, and it’s great to hear you’ve inspired your godfather to do parkrun too. Safe journey home. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ›«βœˆοΈπŸ›©πŸ›¬πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

Wow!! What an amazing achievement! Both of you!! Fantastic!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½! 😍😍❀️

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you πŸ™ƒ

Amazing achievement for both if you and well done on overtaking non stationary! As a beginner, I am the one being over taken ... for now !

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to Couchpotato2

I was overtaken many times, even on my 'sprint' finish, by someone who was about 12 who was actually sprinting. It's good to see the young ones out πŸ™ƒ

yes definitely! I saw one with her mum earlier today and was pleased

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Wonderful Baddie, all except the mozzies which seek me out wherever I am, and feast heartily on me! πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Do they bite your A.S.S. too? I fail to understand how they got there!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to BaddieThePirate

They get everywhere Baddie. I often wonder how too! πŸ˜³πŸ˜…

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Well done on first half Baddie - I nearly made it this morning (179 of 357!). Have a good trip back

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to JonathanP

Close! I'm sure you'll make it very soon!...

Well done to you and your Godfather! πŸƒπŸ»πŸƒ

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Wow that looks so lush.... and so neat!! Well done 😎

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks Ju-Ju. I'm following your plan again to get back to 10km πŸ‘

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator

Great way to sign off down under... congrats on being in the top half, that’s a big achievement. Your godfather is amazing, congrats to him first finishing his age grade. Have a good relax on the way home, and enjoy a nice winter run when you get back 😱 mozzie free though!

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you. I'll think 'mozzie free' instead of free-zing when I get home πŸ™ƒ

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Well done Baddie! I’m not quite as envious now I’ve heard about the mozzies...😧❀️

Wishing you a safe journey home 😊❀️

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

Thank you!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Nice run there BaddieThePirate...and well done to your godfather too, 75 and running is amazing?! Those mozzies will be hungry when you leave by the sounds of it! Safe journey....and I hope you’ve packed a jumper...

Baddie, that sounded brilliant, and big congrats to your Godfather. He must have been mightily pleased with himself.

Safe journey home and prepare yourself for some chillier weather.

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to Razouski

Thanks. I got to 8km on my last Oz run this morning. On track for the 10km, but think I'll have to buy warmer leggings for winter running. I leave Oz tomorrow.

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