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Parkrun this Saturday 06/07

I know it’s 2 days away! Shame on me being so excited! Who else is in on a Parkrun this Saturday, let’s hear from you? Good luck! 🍀🍀🍀

This will be my 5th in a row, just a tad obsessed 🙈 I also spoke to the run director for this week and he’s kindly offered me the chance to write the run report as my first volunteering stint! Yay!

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Yes, I’m in and it will be my fifth too. It IS exciting. After last week I just want a good run and I’m not too fussed about getting a PB.

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Hey Stephen, it’s great being on this Parkrun journey with you. I hope it will not be as hot as last Saturday.

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Thanks, JaoJao, and likewise. The forecast says 18 degrees at 9am. So that’s warm but not ridiculous.

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I'm hoping to but my right hip is playing up at the moment so fingers crossed I'm OK to run by Saturday morning... It'll be my 4th Parkrun and I'd love to beat my pb from a couple of weeks ago.

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Hey Debston, I hope you are feeling better but if it’s giving you gip don’t risk it. You could walk it if you still wanted to take part in the Parkrun just not in a running capacity xx

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Thanks, I will definitely not try to run if it's not feeling right.

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Hi Debs. Hope that hip improves soon. Take it easy!

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Thank you. Fingers crossed!

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Bummer, I hope it gets better very soon debs

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Thanks! Just when it was all going smoothly... Doh!

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I love parkrun and have also volunteered a few times. Well done u 😊 👏 enjoy Saturday.... Maybe share your report on here too?? 🤔 Have fun

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Thank you Deals. Ah yes, I didn’t think of that but yes I will share the run report so you can all cheer me on my first volunteer stint!

Will you be running on Saturday too?

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Hi. That's great looking forward to reading it.

Yep I'm planning to

Enjoy it 👍

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Have fun JaoJao! Let us know how it goes

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Thank you, I will post a report for sure.

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I will be doing my 45th parkrun on Saturday; proof that it’s totally addictive. I’ve also managed to volunteer 14 times which is really rewarding and I would encourage everyone to sign up to volunteer at least once for every 15 runs. In just over a year, it’s only pelted down with rain at 9.00 on a Saturday morning in Southsea twice, and I wasn’t running. Isn’t that incredible ? We do get strong winds occasionally, which can make our flat course a bit tougher on the homeward leg.

Have fun on Saturday everyone

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Wow Dexy you are so close to the 50! That must feel really great! Well done on your volunteering too.

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Yes it’s getting close- looking forward to wearing fancy dress for no 50.

Volunteering has been when on the IC, before a race , or sometimes in addition to running by sorting tokens afterwards. It’s good to give something back.

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Number 14 for me and my first bit of Parkrun tourism (have volunteered 3times so far too).

Going to run around lavender fields and apparently up hills at Lullingstone! Anyone been there?

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I’m looking forward to it too. My local ParkRun is two laps of a clockwise loop but the first Saturday of each month it is run anti-clockwise. It is surprising how different the same loop can be in the opposite direction because of the ups and downs! Happy parkrun day everyone.

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Hey there, it’s nice your park run mixes it up! Stops it getting boring x

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Yep, I shall be there. Should be cooler than last week as well. 🥵 Happy Parkrun everyone!

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It would be so nice for a cooler morning indeed! Last week was too much!

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Last week was tough in the heat. I never thought I'd prefer running in the rain but I do compared to what felt like a million degrees 😎😆

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Yep - parkrun 153 for me!

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Wow! Impressive!

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You really have got it badly haven’t you? Number 20 for me this week, first anniversary of C25K graduation and a VRB meet up in Leamington Spa. So excited 😆

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Hey Sandie, yes I’m addict now but there are worse thing to get addicted to! I hope you a great celebratory park run.

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Have a great meet up Sandie and happy runniversary for tomorrow.

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Thanks Dexy. Sorry you can’t join us 😥

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We’ll definitely try and catch the next one Sandie. I will be running with you on the prom.

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Definitely! 37th for me. Looking forward to it as in Guernsey with family last week - but I did get a nice run along the prom!😀

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Enjoy Jonathan! I’m trying to do a Parkrun every Saturday and so far so good, I’m not sure how I will feel if i miss one 😳

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Sometimes life just gets in the way!😀

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Saturday will be the last run in my c25k so i am trying a park run hoping to do it in 34 minutes

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All the best for your graduation run and what a great way to finish, you will not look back. Your time is impressive, please report back how you get on.

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I’m gonna say it....I’m doing Parkrun for the 1st time tomorrow. I’ve not yet got to 5k since finishing couch25k and I also need some motivation at the moment!

I’m bloody nervous about it though, around 500 people do the one il be going to and I checked and they all get good times eeeekkkk!!!

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You will enjoy it I am sure. When I did my first one 5 weeks ago I didn’t reach 5K in 30 minutes but I kept on going and realised I had it in me to run for longer, over the weeks I have been getting PBs (Personal Best) every park run so improvements have given me a boost.

The nice thing about a bigger park run is that you can blend in, don’t forget to have your first timers briefing 😊

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At the one I am going to tomorrow theres going to be about 700 as running graduation courses will be there. Only my 2nd time there tomorrow. Last week I walked for .5km at about 4.2 then ran last bit. Great atmosphere. Always shout thanks to marshals. They're fab.

Good luck to you. You'll be fine. Its YOUR pace.

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700 wow! It will be a party then! Great atmosphere at these events.

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I’ve done two parkruns and had to walk a bit each time but you get nothing but encouragement. I’m aiming to run the whole way this week fingers crossed.

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Good luck!!!

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You can run, walk, jog, bring a buggy, bring a dog... it’s so inclusive x

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If you start at the back and go at your own pace, you’ll have a great time Milajayne. Get there in plenty of time so you can chat to volunteers beforehand and let them know it’s your first one. Don’t forget your barcode. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🚶‍♂️🚶🏻‍♀️🚶‍♂️🚶🏻‍♀️🚶‍♂️

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Go and enjoy it, don’t put pressure on yourself just experience the fun of being one of the ones not on the couch! X

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No.10 for me this week.

I was only going to do one just to say I did it,that was my c25 aim.

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And now you’re on a roll amazing, brilliant. I was sort of the same, thought I would try it out for the experience, now I am hooked

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Amazing to hear!

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Hi JaoJao

Which park run is it you are doing?

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It’s Upton Court (Berkshire)

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I’ll be thinking of you as I shuffle round The Kettering park run. Lol! Just hope l don’t get burned to a crisp by the sun out there!

Wish you the best with yours and will be my fourth one. So I guess by the fifth one I’ll be obsessed too from what you guys on here are saying. 😱😁

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Yay! Well done you for making it four tomorrow. I think the weather might be kind as I see clouds and it won’t be as hot as last week! Phew! Xx

I would love to follow you as we have the same number of runs almost! Xx

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Alas I was not able to participate in the park run this morning due to be out of town..... l know! Tut tut! Excuses excuses!

I have decided to ‘treat’ myself to a run tomorrow to make up for it. 😁

I hope you and anyone else on this forum had a good run today!

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Park run is AMAZING! The marshals are awesome as are other runners who encourage me/others along.

I got a new PB 2 weeks ago of 34mins. . Trying a different route this week with a running group. Very excited.

I will marshal one day. But tough with 4 kids under 6. Just signed elesdet 2 up to junior park run 👍 they loved it last week. Good incentives too.

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Well done on your PB! That’s an impressive time xx

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Thank you. It's so much fun. Enjoy it x

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Can I ask what was your time when you first started parkrun? And how many park runs have you done?

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I took a screen shot but it wont let me attach it here...

6 park runs January to yesterday.

Walked first one 56mins. Yesterday non stop running for 34 mins exactly.

How are you getting on ? X

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Yes I’ll be at Raphael parkrun on Saturday my 177th

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Well done Mumpark, the highest so far.

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Wow! Proud of you! Xx

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I wish I had found Parkrun earlier!

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Gosh that’s amazing! What keeps you motivated?

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I have been running for 10 years after being some one that has never liked any form of exercise.

I have always walked because I don’t drive but wanted to get fit and started running with no plan whatsoever.

I got to 5k and did just that for 9 years.

Not really loving it.

But then I injured my ankle and had to build up very slowly I did the C25K and went from there I love running now and can’t wait for Parkrun every week.

I did bridge to 10K and I am building up again I have just got to 12 and half K

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I’m going for number three this week and am aiming to run the whole way this time. Still 52 seconds off the elusive 30 mins, but I WILL get there eventually. Our park run had pacers last week which was great, I just kept my eye on the 30min guy and trailed round after them, it was just too hot for any major thinking!

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Last week was challengingly hot for Parkrun. Your so close to 30 mins I really hope you make it soon, that’s inspiring.

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Made it, 29.20, still too hot and Strava timed me at 29.38 but either way I cracked the 30 and I ran all the way. Hope it all went well for everyone else.

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Well done. Imagining for sub 30. Still a way to go. Need to quicken up to reduce from 34 to 29!

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That’s great! Where do you do yours?

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I’ll be running my 54th parkrun at Brundall this week (still waiting for my tshirt!). I volunteered last week to avoid the heat. Bit sad that I’ll miss my home parkrun’s 7th birthday (Southampton) but I’m parkrunning so I know I’ll have a great time 😊😊

Good luck with your parkrunning!

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Thank you! And I bet you cannot wait to get your tee shirt!

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I'll be doing the Tredegar House parkrun in Newport (my third) - not quite finished C25K yet (just finished Week 8) but enjoying doing something different to help improve my running

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Indeed, changing scenery for your runs keeps you going, you need it on your last weeks of c25k and also beyond that if you want to be a runner beyond the programme. Parkrun is great for that and it’s addictive.

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Was a good one

Got my PB down to 33:34 and managed to get all the way round without slowing to a walk

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Planning to do the Edinburgh parkrun on Saturday, I love it. Hard at the time though!!

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I’m hoping to do that one when were there for the fringe in August. Am slightly concerned about the lack of loos though 🙄

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There is really good cafe nearby, called something like Boardwalk beach club. I'll check.

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Oh thanks, that would be really great 👍🏻

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Yes, thats the name. The parkrun is very flat and right beside the firth of forth. Maybe see you there in August!

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Oh I thought it was at portabello? Are there 2 in Edinburgh? I’ll have to do some research! Yes, we could meet up!

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There are two in Edinburgh. The one I am doing tomorrow is the Edinburgh one, running along the seafront at Cramond/Silverknowes. The Portobello one is round a park I think, not done that one

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Your one looks better/nicer but as we’re staying pretty close to the Portobello one (5mins vs 40mins) we are more likely to run there realistically 😔

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That makes sense. Hope you enjoy it. Keep on running🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Good luck, sounds awesome x

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I’ll be at the Burnham-on-Sea one, start and finish in the park with a lovely trot along the prom in the middle. I’m one of many and try to get lost in the crowds, it was daunting at first being a lone runner adjusting to the numbers but it was so worth it!

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I felt weird on my first run but my run 2 I soaked it up for what it was, and didn’t look back.

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I’m excited too, I graduate with my running group Broseley Joggers. We all started C25K together 12 weeks ago. It’s been an amazing journey and a very supportive environment would recommend running with a group any day.

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I see loads of running groups at my park run, it looks like a nice setup! X

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I shall be volunteering tomorrow, as run my 5 k run today on the Bridge to 10k plan. Park run is amazing. Everyone is welcome no matter the pace that they run at. Enjoy everyone

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What role will you do tomorrow? I am writing the run report.

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I’m marshalling tomorrow

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I'm planning on it! Will only be my 4th - other stuff gets in the way - but looking forward to it as I haven't been able to run since last Thursday (daughter #1 has been in hospital).

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A fellow park run newbie, hope you can make it back to Parkrun soon and wishing your daughter well.

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Ha ha I’m on 68 in a row less about 3 🤣

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Good going, I am envious!

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Would be number 22 for me this morning, but I'm saving my legs for my 10k race tomorrow. Therefore it's my first time volunteering. Looks like it'll be a muddy one at Marple and so I'm not that sorry not to be running. :)

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Good luck Pianism and hope you enjoy your volunteering this morning x

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Thank you. Enjoy your run - it's strange being here but not running! :)

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Had a great Parkrun this morning! Managed a PB, knocking off 1.5 mins off my PB last week! So thrilled, the improvements keep coming. I actually think running 5K in 30 mins will be possible!

Run report hasn’t been uploaded yet, will share that soon.

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Hope I haven’t missed it, JaoJao. How did it go?

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And well done on that PB!

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I think I make it difficult for myself every week by getting a new PB 😳 Surely my running streak will end at some point 😌

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Here is my run report... it’s the second news item, event #339

parkrun.org.uk/uptoncourt/n...

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That’s great. Very nicely written. Well done. Love the enthusiasm and lots of great insight. This is surely worthy of its own thread so that more people get to see it.

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Ah really? Maybe I will! Showing off my run report haha

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Well worth showing off.

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