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VRWC weekly goal achieved!


I was a bit miffed to realise my two 5km runs had only shown up as 9.97km! So I headed out yesterday determined to get another 3km in under 30 minutes so that it would count. It was an enjoyable run, less muddy than it has been in the woods recently - the good weather has really helped with that. I set off feeling really down, having just heard about Parkrun being cancelled for the foreseeable future but a gentle 3k plod had me feeling much calmer and less worried about the current situation. And best of all, my run means that I met my goal which will help someone else get a vaccine. That seems especially important right now. Happy running all, hope everyone is staying strong,both physically and mentally. ☺

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I have two runs not recorded about 11k in total lol happy running Debston hope everyone stays safe 👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿


You have done very well regarding the VRWC runs, 9.97 and not 10K awkward, but now everything is fine, when I go a run for VRWC I link Mapmyrun to their app, it usually shows my run within a hour, so far all my runs have shown without any problems, my next run is a 5K which I will run locally at around half past nine on Saturday morning, lol, I wonder why I am doing it at that time, yes, that will be a virtual parkrun.

DebstonGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I might go and run my parkrun route tomorrow, I think there'll be too many people possibly going at 9am on Saturday...

AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Debston

I and most other people who run parkruns on a Saturday morning got a e mail from the founder Paul Sinton Hewitt, he says to everyone who runs

"respect guidance and do not organise gatherings either officially or unofficially at your parkrun venue" he continues to people who are thinking of doing that, "doing so will risk the good reputation of our parkrun communities"

So it will certainly be better for you to run the course at 9.00 am tomorrow, not on Saturday.

It could be interesting to see how many people turn up on Saturday at Bushy Park Parkrun.


Well done Debston! Happy running!


I am just running when I can and letting the system make of it what it will! At least additions to team scores are showing now. 👍👍

DebstonGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

I was just cross because I really wanted to reach goal and get the vaccine but fitbit had under measured my parkrun by a measly 0.03 km! I know that they measured the parkrun course with a measuring wheel so it is definitely fitbit getting it wrong!

Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Debston

My Garmin is on my side....reckons our Park Run course is a bit too long! I suppose you can lose/gain a bit of distance by running wide/narrow on bends if the track is wide enough for that to make a difference. Really annoying for you.

Sparkey500060minGraduate in reply to Debston

Had the same Saturday....my parkrun appeared short and so frustrating to have a just short distance. On the plus side got you out for a nice trot!!


Oh it's so annoying when you're out by 0.03 of a km🤣.

Your run route seems to be drying up and I hope it continues and it's great how a run can turn a frown into a smile 😊😊🏃‍♀️

DebstonGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Yes, my mood was 100% improved by the time I got home. Just hope we can continue getting out for runs, being sensible and not going in groups.

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Debston

I hope people will be more sensible running than they are food shopping, it really is a joke how people are buying food and wait for it I now think they are panic buying dog food as I found out when trying to get Buddy's food 🙄🐶

DebstonGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

I went to the local supermarket today and was really shocked at all the bare shelves. No eggs, no bread, no cheddar, no paracetamol, etc. Still had pet food though... for now at least!


Well done Debston!🤗


Well done on reaching your goal. Glad you got out for that run and found it beneficial. Happy running 🤗

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