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damienair
damienairModerator

Hello everyone. Good morning. It’s that time of the week again. Time to do a Virtual parkrun, a 5K which is not a parkrun, not even on a parkrun course. But on a Saturday morning we can pretend that it is a parkrun, record our own time.

Next weekend we will be able to record the time for our Virtual parkrun on the parkrun website, as (not) parkrun.

Enjoy your virtual parkrun everyone and please as always leave your run reports below. This morning I will be running a 5K in my locality and afterwards meeting up with my 2 parkrun friends Ida and Petula for a post virtual parkrun coffee in Ida’s back garden. The photo is of us last weekend.

Happy running,

Damien

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RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10

Here is the link to the official non-parkrun information.

blog.parkrun.com/uk/2020/06...

Shame that we can't backdate our runs.

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Now they’ve set this in stone, I’m guessing that means they’re not expecting parkrun to return for a very long time yet 😩😭 (which we probably all guessed but...).

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Yes I thought the same thing

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to TailChaser

I think the earliest we will see it in the UK and Ireland is October. New Zealand I think are starting back at parkrun on the 4th of July. Some countries managed the COVID-19 situation much better than others and as a result I think parkrun will be phased back into those countries sooner.

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to damienair

You’re right. I suspect Ireland might be back earlier than the UK too but at least it’s moving in the right direction.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Hi RunaroundSue, I have just come back from my 13th Virtual Parkrun, I ran it in a time of 32.14, a little quicker than recent weeks, I have gone to that link for the official non parkrun information, all I see is all my official 17 parkrun results, not sure if there is a place to put this mornings not parkrun time.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

PS. I have just noticed a link called Freedom Parkruns at my profile parkrun account and added today's time there.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I have done a couple of Freedom Runs in the past, which is basically running the parkrun course and logging the time.

Although the Lyme Park Freedom Run was actually a walk. But at least I beat the time when a few of us VRB's met to run it.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

No, it starts next week. I think we will get an email when it goes live

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Geoff's a bit miffed that it hasn't started yet because he got a Goyt Valley pb this morning :)

If anyone is interested, I didn't get a pb but I did come in 2nd place again. Also Tailwalker again :)

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to RunaroundSue

Well done on your second place finish.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Thank you for that information Sue, I enjoyed my run this morning, freedom or not freedom or not parkrun. 😊🏃🏾👍

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

As you say, the 13th virtual parkrun. That's a quarter of the year :(

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to AlMorr

Well done again AlMorr. The (not) parkrun is going live on the parkrun website next week. My understanding is that you can enter the times for any of your 5K runs during the week. It will then select your best run of the week. You also get age graded score.

Damien

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to damienair

I intend to run my 9th 10K this coming Thursday, that is the 18th June, it was the 18th June 2018 that I graduated from C25K, so Thursdays run will be my second runiversary 🏃🏾 run.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Whoop whoop, don’t forget to do a special post Al!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I will report back to you on Thursday. 👍😊

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10

Morning Damien! We’d better get up then! I don’t know how but we PB’d the quiz this morning 12/15. See you again in a bit! Happy running everyone 👍

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Here we go then. Left it too late as I had a funny tummy and headache due to too late fish and chips (why can’t it be too many beers like everyone else?!). So quite busy out and too hot. Strava says 82% humidity which is more than enough and it feels like it now too.

It started off ok but we had to weave in and out of people and cars more than usual. People having a natter at the top of The Hill made that tricky but we weaved round them and made our way back down. Then it started to get tougher as it’s exposed, so hotter and we were getting tired.

Thankfully I had a Sparks song in my head and the rhythm, a little mantra and some distractions got me through the last 1k but I had to kneel on the ground to get my breath back and I’ve not had to do that in a long time: 28:07 I’m very pleased with but it was a killer with a ridiculously high average heart rate.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to TailChaser

Great running. Your doing great. I’m unfortunately slowing down. I did 30:49 this morning. Really struggled. I’m a long way off my 25:36 PB time. I need to work at getting back to a 28 minute 5K time.

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thank you 😊 You’ll do it Damien, we’re all a bit off kilter at the moment.

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10

Morning everyone. I’ve done my 5k. The first 0.9 was all up hill with a steep incline at the top. I had to stop for a breather. The rest was more flat. For some reason I’m better at running downhill or on the flat 🤣🤪. All done . 29 minutes 13

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Raspberrypink

Very well done and great running. You easily beat me to the finish line this morning.

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10 in reply to damienair

You’ll soon get there don’t worry. There is no way I could run 5k in 25.36 👏🏼 Stuff of dreams 😊

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Just back. It’s rather warm and very muggy after all the rain this week. Also slightly hungover after imbibing a little too much wine last night, but a respectable 31.50.

I’ve had an email this morning saying that running clubs are restarting in July, although with limited numbers and social distancing in place, but, even so, it’s a positive sign 😃

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

It’s a tough day for a run Sandie, let alone with a hangover! 👍👍

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Sandie1961

Thankfully I stayed away from Whiskey and Wine last night. But I still struggled to run well this morning. Well done you for getting out there and finishing the run.

Damien

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Your struggles were probably down to a surplus of blood in your alcohol system 🙄

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to UpTheStanley

A very happy birthday to you UTS, I hope Dexy5 sang that famous song to you first thing this morning. 🎂

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al and Yes she did, but I just thought she wanted me to wash my hands 😀

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to UpTheStanley

👍 🎂🏃🏾

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Good morning Damien, just come back from my 13th Virtual Parkrun, number 13 was quite a good run, quickest for a while with a time of 32.14.

Enjoy your 🏃🏾 run

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to AlMorr

Very well done Almorr. Great running as always.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to damienair

80 hours, 44 minutes, just read about a guy in California who ran non stop for that time, wow, no sleeping, probably had something on to deal with what we call natural breaks.

SueKen
SueKenGraduate10

Good morning. Warm and muggy here today so decided to start at the top of the big hill this morning. Ran a bit short of oomph about halfway round, but spurred on by a cheery “Happy Parkrun Day” from another runner (the passing pedestrian stared at us like we were mad!).

Today’s time 32:25. Now for a quick shower then hopefully catch some of the digital running show.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to SueKen

Very well done SueKen. Nice getting a happy parkrun day wave from another runner.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Great friendly photo Damien. Have fun this week!

I’m been back from mine for a good while - and wow it wasn’t half humid today. 🥵 Still, I completed my week-long 2nd runniversary celebration with another W1R1 interval session added in to the 5k. I dare say I’m finding the faster running segments easier than I used to, I now need to jog the “walking” bits a bit quicker too. All good fun, and I’ve enjoyed MJ’s company. 😀🏃‍♀️👍

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Great stuff Cheeky. Interval running is great for building pace. I’m struggling with endurance training. Just need to build back up to 10K again.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Now that I can do! 😅

Hi Damien and all our running buddies!🙂 I ran a virtual Parkrun this morning around the seafront in sunny Bognor🌞🏖

I ran quite early but there was a bit of breeze even at that time. Somehow I got round in 27:01, which is my second fastest 5K ever. I’m very pleased with that🙂👍 Today’s also my 88th day in a row of running. Most runs have been 2km but I’ve varied them up to HM distance!😊

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to David_G

Great time and run for you David G, just for a fraction of a second I thought that you were 88, no it was your 88th day of running, that in itself is an amazing achievement, I suppose that you are hoping to run for a hundred days.

David_G
David_G in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMoor, not quite 88, but just another 30 years or so to go!😳🤣

My target is to complete another virtual HM before day 100 if all goes to plan🏃‍♂️👍 I’ve taken a few days off work around then so I have time to recover!🙂

After that, I’ll decide what to do next🤔

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to David_G

Well done On your every day running David_G, that is amazing.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to David_G

Very well done on you Virtual parkrun today. Great time and very well done as well on your running challenge. Very impressive.

Damien

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10

Not much to report, usual 1km down the hill then 5k our along the Goyt Valley and back. Very warm.

I met a couple of other Marple parkrunners.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to RunaroundSue

Well done. My route was my usual 5K too. Noticed it a lot quieter this morning. I think all the families whom were exercising during lockdown are going back to their old ways now that the restrictions are being relaxed. It’s kind of funny. When they were told to stay at home they all wanted to be out, now that they are free to be out they are staying at home. 😂

Damien

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Yes I have noticed that.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

I’m really excited to enter my first proper virtual parkrun Post today. It’s a special day because it’s UpTheStanley ’s birthday too. We sat in bed and he opened the only presents that had arrived in time, and Thought as we were awake we’d go for an early run, get showered and changed and then have Take away breakfast at the new cafe in canoe lake park.

So set off at 8:15 into a South easterly and I have to confess I found those first few kms were tough. But I could hear all my VRBs cheering me on and ran 3.5km before my much needed 500m walk. Another 1,5km followed so making 5km of running and 5.51 overall. Unusually, I managed negative splits:

1. 7:48

2. 7:37

3. 7:35

4. 9:19

5. 7:25

5:5. 6:56

I’m really chuffed with that, and looking forward to running (not)parkrun on Tuesday with Oldgirlruns , and Mr & Mrs Coddfish . We are running from different directions to meet at the Southsea Beach Cafe for post (not)parkrun coffee.

It’s great that you have led the way with your virtual parkrun post each week Damienair . parkrun obviously heard about it and decided it was a good idea.

Happy running folks

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Congratulations to you Dexy5 on running your first virtual 5K parkrun and a very happy birthday to UTS, have a great day together and eat plenty of 🎂 cake.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thank you AlMoor. It was one of those runs that you enjoy after you’ve stopped! 😂

David_G
David_G in reply to Dexy5

Very well done Dexy5 and happy birthday to Up The Stanley!🎂🥳🍾🥂

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to David_G

Thanks David, no doubt he will be on here when he’s finished the Saturday papers.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Dexy5

Yahoo! Welcome back Dexy5 and great running. Happy birthday to UTS. Enjoy your run during the week. Even though parkruns are still a long way off yet, it will be nice to log the times. I’m delighted that you are back and getting fitter again.

Damien

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien. On our way back from breakfast We bumped into 2 from our parkrun who have started C25k again to get fit for parkrun . Lovely to see fellow runners from parkrun.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Fantastic Dexy5, bet it felt amazing to be back! It’s been a while. Does the knee feel better now?

Hope you enjoyed breakfast - and Happy Birthday UpTheStanley! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

It’s great to have run the full distance cheeky, although I did find the run into the wind quite

Tough. You know what it can be like on parkrun day! My knee feels better than before the run so that’s a good sign. It’ll be a while before I get back to where I was pre-skiing but by the time real parkrun starts I should be running 10ks again. 🤞. Did you get a 2 years of parkrun email? Or didn’t you start straight away.?

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

That’s great news, you’ll be building back up to 10k in no time. 👏👏

No, I didn’t start PR until September, a month or so after I graduated C25K. I didn’t realise I’ll get an email. Ooo. 😀

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I think it’s new as I didn’t get one last year.

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Great to have you back on track Dexy! It must seem a long time since March (probably because it is!😋). Have a great time on Tuesday - and Happy Birthday to UpTheStanley 🎂

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks so much JP. Perhaps you could join us for a (not)parkrun meet up one week. You could be the 6th at a distance person.

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy, that would be great!👍

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10

Oh I’m doing a timed 5k on July 4th so I’ll join in for that date! It’ll measure my improvement over 12 weeks of zone 3 training 😶

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10

Dexy’s left me with nothing to do but thank loads of people for their birthday wishes👍. Strange, I can stand on my head now and nothing changes 🙃🙂

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to UpTheStanley

I'll be there next year! Happy birthday UTS; I am just building up for the Championship relegation battle....feels like Russian roulette with so few matches to go. Stanley are safe though! Have a good birthday weekend. 👍

Thank you for the information. I have signed up for Parkrun today so I can use this as a way of recording my progress.

I completed my second ever 5k this morning and was pleased with 38.12 mins. I graduated from c25k four weeks ago and my first attempt last week was 40.26mins.

I haven’t tried my local park run course yet but will give it a go sometime soon for a change of scenery.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Maddie82

Fantastic. You will be able to log your 5K runs and when parkrun returns you will have all of your (not) parkrun runs logged and saved. Then you can start working on the real thing. You’ll love it.

Damien

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Maddie82

How exciting- your first parkrun to look forward to. ⚠️ once you’ve done parkrun your Saturdays will never be the same.

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Hi Damien, quite hard going this morning and I ran out of steam thus achieving positive splits! 😞 However I was 3 seconds faster than last week so not all bad!😀

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to JonathanP

Very well done Jonathan, I struggled today too. But my time was awful. But I will work on it.

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Sorry to hear that - yes the only way is up!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Sneaked in a 5k last night after a busy day. Long sleeved RAB to keep off the midges and a nice 32:12. There was a mist over the forest, so breathing was fun! Way off PB pace (28:17) but this is supposed to be a rehab period, so not going to push it. Going in the right direction. Nice pic; I miss the post Park Run chats.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Beachcomber66

Well done on your run. Yes I’m a long way off my PB time too. But it is great to be still running.

damienair
damienairModerator

I forgot to write my own run report. Nothing much to report. I struggled, just felt really tired. But I ran which is the most important thing. I logged a time of 30:49, but I think next week I am going to log my time on the parkrun website as a (not) parkrun run and then each week I will work on knocking down my (not) parkrun PB times. So a slower start will make the PB’s easier to achieve. Realistically we could be dealing with virtual parkrun or (not) parkrun for another 3-4 months at least. So it will be a nice incentive to work on improving my times again.

Damien

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