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Tourist at Katnap’s 50th parkrun!


Mr Sandie has gone skiing, leaving me and the dog to our own devices for a week. As it was Katnap’s 50th parkrun and Stratford-upon-Avon’s 200th run, I set the alarm for 5.45am (imitating cheekychipmunks), chucked the dog in the boot and set off on the 100 mile drive to Stratford. It was a beautiful sunny morning but -1c when I arrived. Met up with the Kats and their kittens and Shake-and-run was volunteering as she is still not very well. It was a slow start due to the sheer number of runners and I could feel my feet slipping all the way round on the frozen ground, but my Strava time was still 30:40 and my final sprint was 4:36 per km 😳😳😳. Official time still to come, but, for the conditions, I’m very happy with my time. Coffee and pastries at the Pantry afterwards and then I’ll head back home after lunch with Shake-and-run. I am so glad it wasn’t cancelled and hope those of you who were, managed to get a run in.

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Well done Sandie, especially after that early start.


Well done for your cheeky style commute Sandie. A brilliant time in icy conditions, and what a fantastic last km time. .

So many parkruns are cancelled due to floods, mud and ice that a long drive can be a bit risky.

I hope Ben got to join you for a nice walk after

I look forward to Katnap ’s celebration post. 👏👏👕

Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Haha, I wish it had been the last km Dexy. It was actually the final 100m sprint! Still fast for me though. After a quick lunch, we took the dogs for a 7k walk along Stratford Greenway. I only have 3k left to complete my Strava 50k in 30 days walking challenge 👏👏 A lovely day!

Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

walking, cycling, running - Wonder Woman


What an ARB you are Sandie! No distance too great. Brilliant time in the circumstances.

I don’t do ice I am afraid; one fractured vertebra is enough for one lifetime! Will be ok for long slow runs in the woods though. It will just harden the mud.

Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

I don’t blame you, but having driven that far, I wasn’t going to wimp out. I thought I had reined back a bit, but the time seems to belie that theory!


Yay, well done for going Sandie. I’m just waiting for my lift to the choir workshop. I’m still recovering from the FOMO of not joining you all, it sounded lovely! 😍

Eastville cancelled today too, to add insult to injury, but I did 6.5k with Flossie elsewhere to make up for it.

I’m glad you had a lovely meetup. It’s a lovely PR isn’t it? 😀

Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

At least you managed to get a run. Yes, Stratford is lovely - muddy last time, icy this time. Maybe we should do it in summer! And the dogs got a 7k afternoon walk as well 😃

You super star you! ⭐️ Wow husband away and the mouse does play! (And run brilliantly too!)

Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

Well, it seemed silly not to. Back home now to watch what I want to watch on tv tonight 😊

over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

I hope that you find something that you enjoy 📺😊


How fantastic Sandi, that you made it to Stratford. Brilliant time and I love those leggings. 🙂

Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to lexi6

Thanks Lexi. Worn specially, as my Xmas pressie from Shake-and-run. Campervans, which is very appropriate!


Great run and fantastic time especially considering the conditions- very well indeed 👍


Thanks for your support Sandie! An excellent time in the conditions

And thanks for looking after Tailchaser while I disappeared off to my pre-C25K meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

🎉🐱 New Year's Katnap 🐱🎉

Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Katnap

Really no hardship looking after Tailchaser in a cafe Katnap 😂


It was great to see you and Shakes Sandie! Hope Shakes gets better very soon. It was a lovely day to go down The Greenway - the town centre was really busy so that was definitely a better place to go. All the best with the HM training x


Wow, you are super speedy! And just love the leggings. As another campervan fan I might have to get some!

Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Gwenllian1

Lucy Locket x


What a great time, lovely picture too

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