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From Jane Austen to William Shakespeare: the next HU VRB meetup

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Stratford upon Avon Parkrun - Saturday 9th November 2019

(Excuse the quote, funnily enough there aren’t many Shakespeare quotes to do with running πŸ˜‚)

So we leave the hilly, trail shoe fest, BBC Pride & Prejudice location of Lyme Park, for the flat as a pancake, mainly tarmac, β€˜get your 5k PB here’, delights of Stratford upon Avon. If you can join us then you will get to see this view of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre 3 times during your parkrun, going around the Recreation Ground and along the banks of the Avon over 3 laps. I can’t guarantee it will be this gorgeous and tranquil but you never know!

We are hoping to have the usual suspects: cheekychipmunks, Sandie1961, Dexy5, UpTheStanley and Windoze who will be joining Katnap with his latest C25k group’s graduation run.

It would be lovely if you could join us!

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Controlled stumbling! πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘

TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Katnap

That’s after a trip to The Dirty Duck surely?

KatnapGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

πŸ˜„πŸ»πŸƒπŸƒπŸ€Έ πŸš‘


Firmly in the diary TC! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Fab cheeky! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


Wouldn’t miss it πŸ˜ƒ VRBs please come and cheer for my bestest friend Nikki (who I met as a Girl Guide on a trip to Switzerland in 1975 😳😱) who will be one of the C25k graduands πŸŽ“

Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Wow what a coincidence.

Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Well sort of! Nikki challenged me to do a 50k bike ride with her if she did C25k. As she lives in Stratford I put her in contact with Katnap. My bike has so far been to Halfords for a service, having languished in the garage for 10 years πŸ˜‚

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Exciting times ahead Sandie! πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ


Ohhhh flat and fast park run...I'm in πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ


Flat course sounds good to us . The date is in the diary.


Does anyone live anywhere near me here or passing through Staffordshire, who is travelling down and back on the day, I wonder.... who could pick up a hitch hiker... aka me?????

I would so love to do this one!!!

TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss


Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Sorry Oldfloss, we are doing it as a weekend trip.

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Dexy5

I would too..if I could πŸ˜₯


Oh if only I was not going away for November-December - I have friends down there and I would have loved to join you all (flat sounds good πŸ‘Œ).

But good luck to everyone and enjoy 😊 hope the weather is kind - will join you somewhere next year?!?

TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Carowood

Thanks Carowood, that’s a shame but we’re there most weeks if you’re ever in the area πŸ‘


That DOES sound tempting! I'm only 73 minutes away according to Google Maps...

TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Rowers

C’mon, you know you want to 😁


Sadly this one is out of my regular Saturday morning range as I’m tethered to Stockport until 7:50am or I’d be there!

Obviously Little Miss UNM will need to visit at some point though, it’ll bring her English Lit to life, so we will come run this one eventually.

Have a great one everybody... and tell those new grads well done from me.

TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Will do UNM! Let us know when you’re coming down πŸ‘

UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to TailChaser

Of course!

Hi TailChaser! Dexy5 mentioned your meet-up while we were having coffee earlier (but no cakeπŸ˜‡!). As I’ll be staying in Redditch the night before I thought I might join you if that’s OK. After all you all need to see just how slow, slow running can be!

TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Brilliant OG, I’ll add you to our chat! I think our tailwalkers come in at 50 minutes to an hour. After seeing how slow I could run for 45 minutes last week, I’ve developed a bit respect for slow runners - it’s really hard work! I forgot mention our refreshments table at the end of our parkrun - it creaks with cake, biscuits and fruit! It will be great to meet you πŸ˜€

I look forward to it!

Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

And the 🧁 πŸŽ‚ 🍰

Oldgirlruns in reply to Dexy5


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