We’ve been loving the tales of VRBs meeting up with Lexi6 at different parkruns around UK while on her holidays from New Zealand. So when she said her next parkrun was Wilmslow, I googled it to discover it was not far from Macclesfield where we have friends. 💡
So with nothing planned for the weekend, Accrington Stanley due to play Blackpool at home only 30 miles further north ⚽️, and friends saying do come and visit, the decision was made.
No sooner had Stanley put his viking hat on in the parkrun car park than we were surrounded by Baddiethepirate and Mr & Mrs Lexi.
We introduced ourselves to volunteers and they were pleased to have a kiwi runner joining them and pretty gobsmacked that we had driven from the south coast to do parkrun with someone we hadn’t met before. So shouts were given out to us all in the brief and to a chap who had volunteered 200 times- it was something he clearly loved doing. The volunteers were all totally amazing over this route which consisted of 2 laps plus a beginning and an end. This is a proper park run and complete with a river and fly fisherman. There was one point where we had to walk over a narrow bridge due to congestion. The laps are best described like a bath tub with slopes at both ends . A tough little run for us flat runners, especially after long distance runs this week. I walked up the steeper slope and ran down it. Most enjoyable. We all ran in with Lexi at the end and cheered her final sprint.
We signed the visitors book before heading off to Nourish for a lovely breakfast and natter. Thank you Lexis.
So lovely to put more faces to names, and Mr and Mrs Lexi and Baddie were as lovely in the flesh as on the forum.
Back to Macc for quick shower and change and off to the footie with the Viking hat. We were 1-0 up against Blackpool until 93’ and then calamity 1-1. Poor Stanley. Say no more.
We also got to visit Baddie on her pirate ship on Sunday, before leaving Cheshire 🏴☠️