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What a day, and arenโ€™t runners wonderful? ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ˜€๏ธโค๏ธ

A totally pointless post, but Iโ€™m walking my dog and my โ€˜nieceโ€™ dog at Ashton Court this morning, ahead of PR tomorrow. I love it here, and I always marvel at the fact that I CAN run the monster hill without stopping. ๐Ÿ’ช

But the reason Iโ€™m posting is that Iโ€™ve seen many runners, and theyโ€™ve all been friendly. Maybe itโ€™s me. Maybe, before becoming a runner, I didnโ€™t used to give them the time of day, but now itโ€™s different. I know how theyโ€™re feeling .... either slogging (or, less frequently, bounding) up the hill - and then freewheeling down again. Theyโ€™ve all given me smiles back, and the occasional word too! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Pic is from the top of the hill. You can see why itโ€™s epic running back down from up here.

Anyway. what a lovely pastime we have, with amazing people. โค๏ธ

Enjoy your runs everyone, and try to smile to other runners/walkers. It can make someoneโ€™s day. ๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธ

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You are right cheeky I always lift a hand as I pass a runner. Sometimes they do the same, sometimes they donโ€™t notice as they are so focused, but thatโ€™s okay. Enjoy tomorrow

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Thanks, you too. I will definitely make it down your way this summer. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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What a fabulous view Cheeky - I can see why you love running there ๐ŸŒž

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The view is made even more sweet because itโ€™s what youโ€™re treated to on the way back down TC! ๐Ÿ˜…

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Looks like a lovely run in spite of the hill! I remember having quite a few ciders at the Ashton Court festivals lol! I dont see many runners at the time I run in Keynsham but would definitely smile as I pass..it doesnt take much to make someones day. Have a good PR tomorrow! :)

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Yes, I used to ride in AC as well as go to festivals and drink cider, CCM. Itโ€™s a great place to do all sorts, riding, cycling, walking, music venue - and now the best of all, running! You should give PR there a try one day! Youโ€™d deserve a cider at the end! ๐Ÿ˜…

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What an awesome view!

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It really is Pancakes, especially on a day like this. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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That looks beautiful cheeky, your dogs are so lucky. ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜„

I've actually started waving and smiling at runners more now that I've been on this forum. I've always enjoyed the solitude of a run, I like my alone time. So I'm in my own world when I'm running, in fact it's pretty hard to disturb me from my 'zen state' for want of a better word.

But reading comments on this forum and seeing how a wave/smile to another runner, maybe just starting out, can mean a lot to them... I'm doing it all the time now, I actually think... they might be on week 5 run 3, and I give them a smile/wave

And now I'm getting smiles and waves back... it's all great stuff.

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Itโ€™s so true isnโ€™t it clubberlang? Runners seem to look out for each other. Itโ€™s fabulous! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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Ashton Court is truly beautiful Cheeky!! Iโ€™ve been there, but not for running! Youโ€™re right, a smile and a hello gives an extra pep in the run!! I find it works well in all circumstances too!! Itโ€™s infectious!! โค๏ธ

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It certainly does Fab. โค๏ธ Itโ€™s amazing isnโ€™t it? ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ˜€

Iโ€™m so looking forward to Ashton Court tomorrow. Talk about a runnerโ€™s high - the moment you get to the top is the hill is unreal! ๐Ÿ˜€ Enjoy your next run! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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Iโ€™ll be out for my next run tomorrow. Just have to do it early. Enjoy Parkrun!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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Hope you enjoy it Fab - by the sounds of the last few youโ€™ve done, something tells me you will! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

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Me too!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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Canโ€™t wait to hear all about it! โค๏ธ

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Yes, once you understand what runner's are up to it's nice to give a wave/smile/hello. I got a couple of grins from cyclists as they whizzed down the hill I was running up yesterday ๐Ÿ˜

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Haha, theyโ€™d probably been up that same hill on their bikes and had some idea how it felt for you CH! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฒ

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As we were running down from Taxal Edge last week there were 2 cyclists ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™‚๏ธ riding up. I just shouted โ€˜youโ€™re going the wrong way, itโ€™s easier this way!โ€™ They grinned too ๐Ÿ˜

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You probably gave them an expert surge of energy by doing that! It always helps me if Iโ€™m running up a hill and someone comments to me! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Looks beautiful Cheeky. Enjoy tomorrow - we will be thinking of you at Southsea!๐Ÿ˜€

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Thanks Jonathan! You guys have fun too! Iโ€™ll definitely be down your way this summer one weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

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Great photo, what a lovely place to run (not sure about the hill though!)

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It is truly lovely skysue - and the hill is, well, character building! There are 2 particularly steep sections which, on the plus side, make the rest of it seem like a piece of cake! Running down makes it all worthwhile though! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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No such thing as a pointless post!

Maybe you should atop walking the dog in your jogging garb? ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ˜ธ Katnap ๐Ÿ˜ธ

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I do take the dog there if Iโ€™m feeling particularly feisty Katnap! Sometimes I like to โ€˜treatโ€™ myself to a long hill run and then she can run off the lead and pick her own footing. We arenโ€™t allowed to use the grass during parkrun unfortunately, and the stones arenโ€™t her favourite. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

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Awww.. Bless!

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