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Lovely bit of PR tourism and unofficial PB! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
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Well what a lovely experience! I decided on parkrun tourism this weekend even though the friend I was going with got the wrong weekend (it’s next week she’s going!) It’s my mum’s 94th birthday today so I coincided it with visiting her in Weston on the way back. ❀️ It worked out perfectly, and what a beautiful warm morning. β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

I can highly recommend Burnham and Highbridge parkrun and its happy team of volunteers and friendly bunch of fellow runners. β€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ• Lovely flat out and back course alongside the river and seafront, with flat being the operative word for a still rather chesty me. 🀧🀧

If it hadn’t have been for a β€˜comfort break’ for my dog again (2 weekends in a row? Really - this is new behaviour!!), it would have definitely been an official PB. As it was, Garmin and Strava said it was (even with me forgetting to pause my watch) but PR itself put it slightly over by a few seconds but that’s ok. I ran well after an on-and-off week and felt good, albeit with the little tickly cough annoying me at times. There was definitely quite a slow walking bottleneck at the start too, but other than that, it was beautifully organised. I think I’ll go back next weekend and make the PB official. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ I’m so competitive with myself! πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

What also felt awesome was the smiliest β€œolder gentleman” marshal doling out wide grins and high fives to us all. He was taking his role very seriously and it gave me a massive boost! Lovely guy. πŸ‘πŸ‘ Isn’t it an amazing way to start the weekend? πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€

I hope you’re all having a lovely time in this gorgeous bonus weather. Happy running everyone! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈβ€οΈπŸ•

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Crawlhome
CrawlhomeGraduate10

Great run cheeky and sounds like a PB to me 😁 The route sounds lovely too, I've missed mine the last two weeks due to work, but next week for sure!

Have a lovely weekend πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Crawlhome

Thanks CH, yes I’m sure it’s a PB too, but I want to see New PB on the PR results list. I know, I know! πŸ˜…

Hope you get to run next weekend, I bet you’ve missed PR. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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grumpyoldgirl

That sounds like a great run cheeky, and happy birthday to your mum too. Definitely enjoying the weather, I've just posted my parkrun efforts too. Feels great after an enforced pause, doesn't it 😊 (my Garmin time suffered from operator error this week 😳 so official pr time is the one I'm going with this week)😁

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to grumpyoldgirl

You’re right GOG it feels awesome. And the lovely warm weather just added to the joy of running today. β€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

I do that too - pick which result is favourable and go with that! Often I’ll get 3 different times, with the parkrun official one the slowest as I always start near the back with my πŸ• πŸ˜€

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Tinker5393
Tinker5393Graduate10

Well done on your pb and happy birthday to you mum πŸŽ‚

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Tinker5393

Thanks Tinker! Mum is in a lovely care home and it made lots of sense to run first then pop in to see her. A lovely morning. ❀️

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Tinker5393
Tinker5393Graduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

It certainly is a glorious day done a very slow 5.5 today . Happy days 😊

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Tinker5393

Slow runs in the sunshine ..... πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈβ˜€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10

That’s a great write up cheeky. There was a really fast chap with a dog at my PR this morning. Poor thing. As soon as he passed the line the dog did a huge wee! Must have been hanging on for dear life the whole way round.

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to BrianUK

Oh no, poor pooch. 😩 πŸ•

Mine clearly finds that running about 0.5k is enough to β€œget things moving” as she did the exact same last week too and puts all the brakes on! I’ll need to arrive even earlier in future so she gets longer to run off the lead first. That’s with her having gone at home beforehand! πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ πŸ˜…

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Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10

Thats not a bad time Cheeky, especially as you had an enforced stop. Cant wait to see what time you get next week!

Maybe your dog has got runners bottom - happens to the best of us! 🐢

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Tartancat

She does get very excited during the briefing so maybe that’s it TC! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

I’m thinking I’ll run dog free next weekend and see what I can do! There are plenty of places to walk her before or after so she won’t feel left out. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

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Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Excellent plan!

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Tartancat

So I kind of HAVE to get a PB next week now don’t I? No pressure! 😳😳😳

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Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

No really, no pressure, just enjoy. But it will be interesting all the same!

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Tartancat

(I really want to get that PB!)

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Dave58
Dave58Graduate10

Yay well done. Sounds awesome. Parkrun is great and the volunteers are amazing

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Dave58

Too right Dave. It’s rare to see a grumpy volunteer. I love it personally and I make a point of volunteering once a month. Love parkrun! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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SANDI_runs
SANDI_runsGraduate10

Great run cheeky. I didn't make it to my parkrun this morning. I set off to go, but got caught up in traffic as there was an accident on the road. I got to the park run at 8.58, but then couldn't find anywhere to park.

So I decided to go to my body combat class at 9.15 instead . Back to the park run next week hopefully

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to SANDI_runs

Thanks Sandi, it was a lot of fun. I’m going to do a bit more tourism now I think. We’re lucky as there are plenty within a reasonable distance of Bristol. πŸ‘πŸ‘

I was thinking maybe you had the morning off, but I suspect body combat was harder than parkrun?! Kudos to you for doing that! I might have slunk back home for a bacon sarnie or something! 😈 πŸ˜…

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SANDI_runs
SANDI_runsGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Combat was indeed hard work, made more challenging as the air conditioning wasnt working! But im feeling cheated as was looking forward to a park run

I've not done one since the beginning of November! Didn't go for a while due to injury then my running confidence felt too knocked to go back.

These last 2 weeks I've finally felt back to my previous running form and was looking forward to ending the week with a park run.

Hopefully next week

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to SANDI_runs

Keeping everything crossed for you. 🀞🀞🀞🀞

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Beanjo

Lovely post cheeky and you’re definitely leaving that snail behind 🐌. Go you πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Beanjo

Aww thanks Beanjo, I’m shedding snails slowly but surely. I’ll always have a loyal following and I’ll never shed them all, but the slowest of the slow have left me now. They were good friends and kept me injury free! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘ 🐌

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BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

Well run. A PB including a doggy comfort break! Looking forward to reading next week's result πŸ‘

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to BaddieThePirate

Thanks Baddie. I’ve just made a mahoosive rod for my own back by deciding to run dog-free next weekend. I’ll have zero excuse not to get a PB. No comfort breaks and I needn’t start right at the back. What have I done?! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜³πŸ˜³

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BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

You've set yourself up to succeed , that's what you've done. Eat the right stuff next week, hydrate well and go out there and smash it! πŸ‘

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Wimborne
WimborneGraduate10

Whoop. Great time Cheeky and parkrun tourist too. Sounds fab. Hope your mum had a lovely birthday. 94. Wow. πŸ˜€

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Wimborne

Thanks Wimborne. It was a lovely run today. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Mum enjoyed her birthday. She’s in a lovely care home and they all sang to her this morning and they’ll have a cake this afternoon with their cuppas!

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

Well done! Another parkrun PB for me today!

😸 Katnao 😸

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Katnap

Woohoo well done you too Katnap! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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over61andstilltrying

Well done to you! So pleased you were well enough to run! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•πŸ˜Š

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cheekychipmunks

I wasn’t going to miss today if I could possibly help it over61! The cold didn’t really come to much. A slightly tickly/sore throat and a little cough that’s all. Hopefully it’s on its way out now - I have running to do next week! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Well done Cheeky - glad your tickle didn't amount to much. Wish I could say the same about mine - managed parkrun this morning, but slowest for quite a while. Still its not all about the time πŸ˜€

You'll just have to train your dog better! πŸ•

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to JonathanP

Haha, I know Jonathan, this is a new thing! I’m going to have to arrive at parkrun even earlier so she can get extra off the lead time to do her business!

Sorry you’re still not 100%. I think I was quite lucky. I’m still a bit tickly but that’s all it amounted to it seems. I hope you’ll feel better this week. 🀞

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JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks, so do I - next run planned for Monday!

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DressageRider33
DressageRider33Graduate10

Well done on a fab run and an unofficial PB, that’s fab! Sounds like a great run!

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to DressageRider33

Thank you DR! I’m determined to go back next week to (hopefully) turn it into an official PB! πŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate10

Well done πŸ‘πŸ» It was a gorgeous day for a run β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ dogs πŸ• mine only ever seems to have a comfort break with an audience 🀣🀣 glad you are feeling better and happy birthday to your mum πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Bridget007

I know, this is brand new behaviour Bridget, and of course it’s not her fault! I’ll need to get to PR even earlier and give her longer off the lead beforehand I suppose. Silly little girl! πŸ•πŸ˜…

Mum was being treated to birthday cake with their afternoon tea today! ❀️

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lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

Brilliant Cheeky! πŸ‘

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to lexi6

Thanks Lexi! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Hidden
Hidden

Sounds like a super parkrun Cheeky! Hope you had a lovely time with your mum celebrating her birthday! ❀️

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Hidden

Thank you star, it was a fabulous parkrun and mum enjoyed her day! ❀️

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Jell6
Jell6Graduate10

I didn't see this until now!🀯

Glad to see you are feeling better, great run and all those doggy gifts to collect !!!😬

My 5k had to be reduced to 4 this morning, I realised as I hurtled towards a junction that my headlamp wasn't cutting it as a fog lamp!.🌫

Common sense prevailed 😊

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Jell6

Thanks Jell. Yes, the cold didn’t amount to much I’m relieved to say. I really wanted to try that parkrun and I’m so pleased I did! πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

I’m doing it again β€œsans dog” next weekend to see if I can nail on that PB once and for all. I like everything to be official and I know I lost time at the start in the bottleneck and also whilst picking up madam’s gift! I’ll walk the course with her afterwards. πŸ˜€πŸ•

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to Jell6

And good for you doing the right thing this morning. It might not have ended well in the fog ...... 😩

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Jell6
Jell6Graduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

So true, I'm accident prone at the best of times 🀣🀣

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