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VRB meet up at Boston parkrun

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

What a great morning with lovely lexi6 and Mr Lexi. It was a first time for me at Boston even though it is only about 45 mins away. A really nice course of 3 laps around the Country Park, starting with a run through the trees, then turning onto the old towpath along the river and back through trees at the end. Only 156 runners as well. I think the chap from Whitstable thought he’d come a long way until they mentioned our Lexi 😂 Then we toddled off to the Brewer’s Fayre for coffee, bacon buttie for me and omelettes for the lexis and a long chinwag! Lexi it was a delight meeting you. Enjoy the rest of your stay. VRBs a heads up that Wilmslow parkrun is next on her list 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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damienair
damienairGraduate10

Well done to you all. Sounds like you had a wonderful morning.

Damien

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to damienair

It was lovely damienair.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Great leggings ladies! How lovely to catch up with the lexis Sandie and well done for getting out of bed earlier to get to Boston. VRB meet ups are the best.

Hoping to catch up with a few in the New Forest tomorrow but there will be thousands of runners there!

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy, my leggings were my bigger pair (after sampling all the local cuisine and beverages, I was worried they wouldn’t fit 😅 although there’s still 3 weeks left to fill them) I had a wonderful time with Sandi1961 New Forest sounds like a lot of fun, especially meeting VRB’s

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to lexi6

So glad you are having a brilliant time and that your OH is happy to tour around parkruns with you.

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

All the best for tomorrow Dexy 👍

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks Jonathan. An early morning to miss the traffic.

Debston
DebstonGraduate10

Lovely pic! Sounds like a great run and nice to meet up with VRBs. ☺

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Debston

Thanks Debston it was just the best.

Skeg
SkegGraduate10

Well done on the run and fun. I should be up in Boston Oct/Nov to see family so could well give it a whirl.

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Skeg

Ooh, let me know when and I’ll try to come down again!

Skeg
SkegGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Sure will thanks

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Skeg

Its a beautiful park Skeg and as always the volunteers are amazing

Skeg
SkegGraduate10 in reply to lexi6

We lived in Skeggie (hence user name) for 2 yrs about 9 yrs back. Yes nice people and trusting then as top of road was fruit and veg on wall with a honesty box

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

That is such a lovely photo of you and lexi6 Sandie. I’m so glad you guys were able to meet up and have a lovely run! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

It was just great cheekychipmunks, perfect weather and a lovely course and company. At breakfast got to watch how all the results are collated before they are posted online ( he was sitting at the next table) really fascinating stuff. Back in NZ I’ve never been for coffee after parkrun always too tomato red and sweaty, but breakfast with Baddiethepirate and Runningroni in Marple and now Sandi the idea is starting to grow on me, bit more than the idea starting to grow on me, but thats another story 🏀 🚶🏼‍♀️

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10 in reply to lexi6

Breakfast is the best bit!

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Coddfish

Cor! Yeah! Yum!

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

It was lovely! We discovered that we also have a common interest in family history, so I have now got a free website to research my family tree further 😃

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

No way! Amazing. 👏👏

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yes, one of the things they are doing while they are here is delving into the past. So fascinating!

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

It was great to confess Sandi to not only being a running bore but a family history bore too and then find that actually I’m really not after all. 👍

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

Ditto Sandi1961 what a lovely morning and so brilliant to meet you. Funny driving up from different directions and arriving at the same time, parking next to each other! Lovely parkrun and even better company. Loved our brekkie and natter. Hope you have a wonderful time next week. Now all I need is to win our Lotto and head back next October for a run in Ireland. 🙂🍀🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🤞

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to lexi6

That would be fab 😃

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

That really was a good run today for you all, meeting Lexi6 from New Zealand would make your run all the better.

I am a happy laddie as well, this morning at Dunfermline parkrun I got a PB of 32.01, the only disappointment was that no one was handing out any jellybabies after the 🏃 😊 run.

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Wow, that’s brilliant Al. Great time 👏👏👏👏

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Brilliant run, Wow! what a great time. I was considerably slower than you today AlMorr but loved my run today. I just can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning. 👍🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️ Although jelly babies would have been nice. 😀

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to lexi6

I could buy a packet of jelly babies and take them to my next parkrun, however, with an average of 180 runners to share them with I would have to buy them all in bulk. 😊 🏃

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

Excellent conditions today. Well done Sandie and Mrs and Mr lexi6 😁

🐱 Katnap 🐱

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Katnap

The weather was just perfect - about 13C, sunny with a few clouds, coolish breeze! No PR but that wasn’t the point 😃

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Katnap

Thanks Katnap it was perfect.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10 in reply to lexi6

👍😁👍

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10

I am glad it worked out and it sounds a lovely run.

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Coddfish

It was Coddfish It’s always so nice to meet up with VRBs especially when they have come from the other side of the world!

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Sounds like a great experience Sandie and lexi6 . Yes any parkrun tourist would have struggled to trump your NZ! 😀

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

It was funny though JohnathanP a couple came up to us after our run and said they had visited New Zealand and done 3 parkruns there. Up until now I’ve only ever done my local parkrun, so I have some serious catching up to do. Can’t wait.

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to lexi6

They were very keen to tell you how much they live NZ weren’t they? 😂

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Love

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

They sure were and I’d only been to one of the places they mentioned. Golly! lots of parkrun tourism on the cards, might have to pack the dogs into a campervan and make a start. Sure my future Lotto win will cover cost of van and GC. 🥂

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to lexi6

I think Coddfish has also done parkruns in NZ so not that uncommon!

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

I seem to remember? scary Dunedin was one

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10 in reply to lexi6

Yes - over a 4 week stay I manage to organise my travel to complete Lower Hutt, Blenheim and scary Dunedin. I also ran the Hayley Park course but not at parkrun (couldn’t get that one to coincide with a Saturday).

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Coddfish

Next time I come to the UK (🤞) I think I’ll book you as my travel agent. Such organisation to take in parkruns very impressive Coddfish 👍

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10 in reply to lexi6

Our actual travel agent thought we were mad when we decided to add Dunedin to the end of the holiday largely to add another parkrun. Being in Wellington and Blenheim on two consecutive Saturdays had dropped out naturally.

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

There were several British tourists at all 3 NZ parkruns I did. I am not the only parkrun addict!

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10

What a nice event :) And what nice Runners :)

Well done all :)

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Thanks John. Now to persuade Lexi to come back for the GC meet up!

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

No arm twisting required.

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Irish-John

It was great IJ, just couldn’t have been better 😀

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to lexi6

I am so pleased for you both :)

molly1973
molly1973Graduate10

Sounds like the perfect morning x

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Wonderful meetup and run all of you!

It must be so nice to support and actually run with forum friends.

Lovely photo! 😊xxx

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks Bluebirdrunner, living so far away I never thought I’d get to meet anyone from the forum so the run and the breakfast after with Sandi was very special, still smiling now. Xx

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