Happy 50th Dexy! πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸŽ‰ β˜€οΈ - Bridge to 10K

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Happy 50th Dexy! πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸŽ‰ β˜€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
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Thank you so much for letting me celebrate with you Dexy, I had an amazing time. πŸ‘ The (unnecessarily early) 5:15am alarm was well worth it. πŸ˜€

I drove through mist, fog, saw a red sky so assumed rain - but no, Southsea was perfect. Beautiful sunshine and a refreshing breeze on the 2nd 2.5k. How lovely that everyone’s pirate costume speed was my normal speed! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

I loved meeting Mr and Mrs Coddfish and JonathanP - great to put faces to names! Of course I’ve already met Dexy5 and UpTheStanley several times already, but it’s always lovely to see you both!

My shoulder parrot ended up being a handheld one and it was amusing to note that Jonathan (or was it Mr Coddfish πŸ€”) and I had been shopping for the same sword, eyepatch and earring set on eBay! πŸ˜…

What a great day! I’m at home now, and I plan to do nothing. πŸ˜€

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Great pics cheeky and so much fun running with you. I’m not sure what I was doing in the top right picture - maybe working out how to deal with that wayward parrot.

Not long till the GSR now. Only 3 parkruns and a bit.

It is now cloudy and cool β˜ οΈπŸ¦œπŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Apparently it poured down in Bristol this morning. We were lucky! β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Crikey that seems really close for the GSR! The butterflies will start before long! πŸ¦‹ πŸ¦‹

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Oh no I meant that 10 miles is 3 parkruns and a bit πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Oh good! Yes that seems more like it! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Chris141
Chris141Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Congratulations on your 50th Park Run!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Chris141

Thanks Chris

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Arrrgh matey. Looks like a great time had by all βš”οΈπŸ΄β€β˜ οΈπŸ¦œ

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

It was so much fun Allie. Ooh I missed the swords emojis- very apt . βš”οΈ πŸ—‘ πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈπŸ¦œ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

It was such fun Sask! Can’t beat a VRB meetup, especially special occasion ones. ❀️

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Those are all lovely photos, you deserve a medal for getting up at 5.15am and travelling that distance from Bristol to Southsea to run with Dexy on her 50th parkrun, well done. 😊 πŸƒ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al, don’t mind if I do - πŸ… πŸ˜…

It was fantastic fun and I love travelling to meet my VRBs. Shame you’re a bit far, even for me!

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

Those pesky parrots do not keep still!

🐱 Katnap 🐱

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Katnap

Dexy won the parrot-off - hers was huge, but well tethered! 🦜

backintime
backintimeGraduate10

Congrats dexy and looks like a great tine was had by all

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to backintime

Yes we had a blast BIT. πŸ‘πŸ˜€

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Great photos Cheeky! Sounds like it was a fab run πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ¦œ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Brilliant fun Sandie. We missed you - see you at the GSR though! πŸ˜€

Well that's a motley crew and no mistake! Happy 50th Dexy, well done cheeky on - well, on getting up and out at stupid o'clock! Arrr!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Definitely motley - but the number of ooo arrggghhhs we attracted was impressive! πŸ˜…

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yes didn’t they all get into the spirit.?

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Thanks - yes we thought it was bad enough leaving at 6.45 last weekend. Posrtmouth Lakeside would knock 20-30 minutes off that journey.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Practically a local one for me then! I’d love to go. πŸ˜€

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Floss would like that too. And then we must visit you and some other VRB s oop north. Everywhere is north of here. πŸ˜‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Haha yes it is! We’re not much better placed - we’re stuck in a corner, as well as being south! πŸ™„ Lucky I enjoy driving really. πŸ˜…

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I’m in Shropshire this weekend with the grandkids, not far from Oldfloss I was very tempted by Telford parkrun, but, as we are in the campervan, OH wasn’t keen on packing everything away to get me there 😒😒

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Hope you’re having a lovely time with the grandkids regardless of no PR, Sandie. πŸ˜€ Our daughter is due this week or next! πŸ‘πŸ‘

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

It’s lovely! They are such gorgeous girls, real livewires and so funny πŸ’• The last few weeks seem to last for ever don’t they?

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10

Nice to meet you too Cheeky. Hope you had a good journey home.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Coddfish

Thanks Coddfish, yes it was uneventful and fairly traffic free. I really enjoyed today. πŸ˜€

You all look like you had a brilliant time πŸŽ‰πŸ˜ƒ and the weather looks lovely β˜€οΈ 🦜

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Bridget007

It was lovely Bridget. πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

No sword for me Cheeky! Great to meet you and put a face to a username.πŸ‘ Your dedication to parkrun tourism is amazing - I may hold you to another visit to the south coast for my 50thπŸ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

I thought so once I’d typed it Jonathan! πŸ™„πŸ˜…

Oh yes I’ll definitely be there for your 50th .... just say the word. πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10

Happy Birthday young Runner!!!

:) :) :)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Ahh misleading title IJ - it was Dexy’s 50th PR today. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸŽ‰

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ah! 😬

Ahem...

Happy Fiftieth Park Run Dexy :) :) :)

(I'm not able to tag names on my phone, sorry)

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

Looks like such fun. Great event. Rest well.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to paulanoo

Tons of fun thanks Paula, a great excuse for some PR tourism. πŸ‘

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKGraduate10

Well done, Dexy, and congratulations to all of your pirate pals too.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Stephen_UK

The Dexy pirates certainly attracted plenty of attention Steve! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I hope you didn’t scare too many people!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Stephen_UK

Ask UpTheStanley about the young boy who kept sprinting past us with his mum in tow .... UTS took chase at one point! πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ha ha. That boy can tell his friends he was chased by an actual pirate.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Stephen_UK

His face was a picture! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Nah he loved it - according to Mr Garmin I was running at 4’27”/k to catch the little sod, I was glad he wasn’t able to keep going for another 100m πŸ˜€

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to UpTheStanley

I don’t think you meant that the way it came out. He was a lovely little chap.

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Term of endearment, my dear πŸ₯°

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

Hearty congratulations Dexy5

Sounds a brilliant day, how fab to meet up with so many buddies. Looking good everyone!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

Thanks Irishprincess. Being a pirate certainly brings a smile to people’s faces and the kids loved it.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

*Except one maybe!!! πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I hope he doesn’t grow up with a fear of pirates 😳

Hidden
Hidden

Congratulations, looks like you all had a great time.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

A brilliant occasion Rainbow! It’s so lovely making RBs out of VRBs! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒ

Hidden
Hidden in reply to cheekychipmunks

All these posts and the friendships you see being formed really keep me going. What a great forum this is. I’ve never been in one before.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

I agree Rainbow. I dislike social media as a rule and hardly use it any more. This forum is truly special (thanks to the wonderful admins), and people are genuinely friendly and supportive. Parkrun meetups are the icing on the cake! πŸ˜€

Windoze
WindozeGraduate10

Awesome! Pirates! Brilliant 😜πŸ₯³

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Windoze

It certainly was Windoze! πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈπŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

Happy 50th Parkrun Dexy!! Hope you all had a wonderful time afterwards!! Sounds like it!! πŸ₯³ πŸŽ‰ ❀️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

We had such a great time before, during and after the run Fab! We deserved our delicious breakfast that’s for sure! πŸ˜‹ πŸ¦œπŸ΄β€β˜ οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸŽ‰πŸ‘

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks fabulous. It was great.

damienair
damienairModerator

Love the pics. A huge congratulations Dexy5 on your 50th parkrun. I’m delighted for you. Great idea marking the occasion in pirate πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ outfits although I’m sure loads of people were wondering if you were doing the pirate challenge. Glad you all had a lovely time.

Damien

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

We had so many people ooo’ing and arrgghh’ing at us Damien! Such fun. πŸ˜€

Run46
Run46Graduate10

Fab, well done on the 5am start 😳...looks like great fun was had by all πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Run46

Thanks Run46, I find early starts fairly easy - in fact they add to the excitement as far as I’m concerned! It was well worth it yesterday too. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Run46
Run46Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Early starts add to the excitement?!! Definitely a crazy runner πŸ˜‚

Kevtrev
KevtrevGraduate10

Well done Dexy on your 50th parkrun that’s a fantastic achievement I’ve only got 41 to go before I can get my 50 parkrun T-shirt πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Kevtrev

Something tells me you’ll get that 50th in record time Kev! You’re on a roll. πŸ˜€πŸƒπŸ˜€

Kevtrev
KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Lol πŸ˜‚ yes the way I’m attending them I might have 25 under my belt at Christmas time and thank you the thing is they are so very addictive πŸ˜‰

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Kevtrev

Thanks Kevtrev. I have to confess I do love fancy dress - something UpTheStanley only found out after marriage πŸ˜‚

Kevtrev
KevtrevGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

You are welcome πŸ˜‰ nothing wrong with dressing up it’s a bit of fun isn’t it πŸ˜‰

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10

Lovely pictures cheeky! Wish we could have been there, looks a great morning. Congratulations Dexy, a wonderful achievement x πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ 🦜

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Aww we missed you guys TC! Hope to see you soon! Are you planning on doing Lyme Park at some point? I know it’s off the scale ridiculous for me to go, but ......... 😈

Yesterday was fabulous fun! πŸ‘πŸ‘

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yes, I do hope so! We were all thinking of you yesterday! Lots of 50s at ours yesterday.

Lyme Park is 5th October 😱 it would be a mad journey for you...but!!! πŸ˜‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

I certainly haven’t ruled it out! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

That looks SO much fun. I think there should be a pirate run every year.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

It was Baddie! And yes that would be a fabulous idea! πŸ‘πŸ˜€

skysue16
skysue16Graduate10

Ahh, lovely photos! looks like you all had a good time :)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to skysue16

Yes we did SS, thank you! πŸ˜€β€οΈ

Slinkymalinki
SlinkymalinkiGraduate10

Congrats on your 50th Parkrun! πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ Sounds like you had lots of fun channelling you inner pirate and meeting up with other VRBs. Wishing you many many more... πŸ™‚ x

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