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Record parkrun time!

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10
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Our parkrun always suffers when it’s been wet as it’s around the edge of fields and gets VERY muddy. Today was one of those days and I’d be surprised if anyone managed to run the whole route - especially after Carnage Corner 😳. Purely due to health and safety concerns 😆 I didn’t even consider it. It all contributed to a time which was 7.5 minutes slower than my best!! It did mean however that I was able to chat as I went round so all was good. The photo shows one of the muddy sections I was marshalling last week. Not even the worst spot either!! You should come and join us one week - I’m selling it well 🤣🤣🤣

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Debston
DebstonGraduate10

Carnage Corner, love it! 🤣 Great for toning your calves if not for speed!

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Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10
in reply to Debston

Definitely no speed today! Although some managed 20 minutes 😱

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate10

Yuck guess your shoes will need a bit of TLC after that 🤔

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Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10
in reply to Grannytobe

Yup!! 😳

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Carnage corner, just a quagmire, no doubt it will be carnage for some runners shoes when they lose them in the thick mud, at least you have warned us. 😊

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Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10
in reply to AlMorr

It’s called Carnage Corner all year - it’s at the start of a long haul uphill with tractor tracks to contend with. Not pretty today! Tbf it’s not that steep but just seems to go on and on . . .

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trogdelight

which parkrun is this? Scarily, it actually sounds fun.

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Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10
in reply to trogdelight

It’s Letchworth. Beautiful ‘rural’ run. Small (average around 130) but perfectly formed. You’d be very welcome.

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Oldgirlruns

Carnage Corner? 😱!!

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Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10
in reply to Oldgirlruns

90 degree turn onto an uphill track (very rutted) alongside a field. Not my favourite part of the course. And we have 2 laps!!

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

It looks like trail shoes are needed there Sybilw, or spikes. My niece came to our parkrun today and said people have lost shoes in the mud at her local run in East Grinstead.. Well Done for getting out and we should thank our lucky stars that our parkruns weren’t cancelled due to flooding this week. Many were.

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Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10

We had a tourist from Portsmouth running too. I heard him say how flat his was and when I commented he recommended yours! My next run there (marshal next week, away the one after) will be the last in my age group so 🤞🏻 for better ground. I’ve just met 2 ladies in that group and could have set up a good friendly inter-age rivalry. I’ll still aim to beat them!!

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Sybilw

Oh yes there’s nothing like a bit of rivalry. There’s a friendly rivalry between me and a 70 year old man ( who also was far faster than me in the GSR). This weekend I was in front of him and his 2 daughters - I was well chuffed.

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