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Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Sorry for the late write up. Mrs BC had booked us in for lunch for 12 noon, so no time for posts until now. My post run restaurant brownie was a step up in presentation from my normal; the quinnell of chantilly cream and pistachio was a class above!! Delicious; although I was starving by the time lunch was served so I was really ready to savour anything.

The run? It was sunny, 8c but with a blustery South Westerly wind. As predicted there were some claggy patches, so not ideal (end of excuses). My first 1k has been a bit slow recently so I decided to jog for 5 minutes or so before starting the race. I was glad that I did, as I was immediately confronted with a barbarian hoard running straight at me, social distancing forgotten, clad in footwear ranging from boots to running shoes....I kept out of the way..much better than meeting them on the run. No sign of vitality numbers there.

Eventually I was under starter’s orders and off!!Apart from being snarled at by a tiny white dog of indeterminate breed (doesn’t it know how big MY dog is 🙄 ) the run itself was pretty uneventful. I did keep thinking of VRBs doing their stuff further South which gave me lift, but by halfway I felt that it wasn’t going to be a Pb day, and I was right. 01:03:25 was ok on the day; not bad for an old geezer on a windy morning!! Hope everyone had a great time. Off to look up your posts now 👏👏👏👏👏👏🙂

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Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10

That’s a great run BC! Very well done indeed! It was certainly quite windy today. But at least you didn’t have the torrential incessant downpours of yesterday that the Hardmoors 55s had 😶🌧🤣

Got myself off to Pippa Wednesday 🙄

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Sorry to hear that. She has magic hands though; soon have you sorted. Hope it isn’t too bad ☹️

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Thanks. I’m sure she will.

Great post BC - that’s a seriously fancy piece of brownie there! Glad you were able to avoid getting entangled with a marauding horde, fortunately the only horde’s we saw were the local triathlon club out practicing - but it does look weird seeing people running along in wet suits!! Sorry it wasn’t a PB day for you but if I’ve learnt one thing about this running lark in the last year it’s that curiously, there always seems to be another run just round the corner which will be!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Oh I am not bothered about a Pb today OGR.....it was a bracing experience...that will do. Well done on your Pb.....we did tell you and you delivered!! Fantastic 👏👏👏👏👏

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Well done to BC on your 10K run today, you deserved that lunch at 12 noon, good time as well, next year if its still the Vitality Virtual 10,000 in October you may get a sub 60 minutes 10K. 🏃‍♂️

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al. Maybe a road surface and the occasion is what is needed; I am happy enough with what I am doing though... mustn’t overdo it.

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10

Well done BC, I’m sure you would have gone sub-60 if you had been running with a bunch of us - we will meet (not) again, don’t (not) know where, don’t (not) know when, etc. etc.

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to UpTheStanley

Thanks UTS; I might crack it one day, maybe a road run would help. It’s not a big deal though; I am just happy to run and share posts. Keeping the stride short and upping the cadence might pay off at some stage...and keep my knee intact. Congratulations on a fantastic run today; you pace is amazing.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Mmm. That brownie looks good (although having been down to the seaside, my first thought re. the sauce was 'seagull'!!!). Brilliant run despite not being a PB, especially after your recent trials and recuperations - congratulations!!!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda....northern seagulls don’t produce green!!! How do we always end up talking about matters lavatorial! Glad you all had great time down there ..seagulls included!!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Beachcomber66

Nope - it was the cream 'splat' that did it! I spent too long living in NWales ... 😀

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to linda9389

It was a seaside restaurant...,....🤢

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Beachcomber66

What's done is done ... no going back now 😅😅😅

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

OMG! I'm having that when we come up your way for a VRB parkrun meet-up!

🎃🙀 Spooky Katnap 🙀🎃

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Katnap

😂😂😂 your spells work!! You and CC just need a third for a coven 🧙‍♀️🧙‍♀️🧙‍♀️🙂

Well done Beachcomber66 sounds like you had a great time yourself👏👏

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Thanks David. I have a had a really good day. Back on the HM trail next....take the pace off a bit.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

It wasn’t hash house harriers looking for trails of flour was it Beachcomber66? It’s definitely best to stay clear of them . Running is the excuse for a good drink up. UTS has joined them a few times with my brother in law. 😂😂

Well done for getting out there on your wedding anniversary. And that brownie looks lovely.....😋

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Cheers Dexy5, I have had a lovely day 🙂

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

Well done Beachcomber - a bracing run and a very respectable time - all sounds good to me!🙂👍🏅

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Another win for cushioning Sandra. The speedgoats trails are really helping my knee. Good steer from you 🙂

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Great run BC. You beat my time, although TailChaser pulled it out of the bag (despite going the wrong way on a course she had designed 😬). Molly really doesn’t look capable of savaging even an irritating little dog 😁 The brownie looks fab!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Comparing times over different courses doesn’t really work anyway Sandie; we all had a great day; all that matters....head to head would be a bit more tense 🙂

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Ah, but UTS beat Katnap 😂

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

He was too much of a gentleman to mention it 🙂

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Oh, you are wrong about Molly! She is a lovely dog but she doesn’t put up with any nonsense. She doesn’t bite, but she uses her weight, her front paws (like a boxer delivering a hook) and I have seen her bulldoze a staffy right off its feet and onto its back. All accompanied by blood curdling snarls. I just tell her “enough” and it stops. 🦁

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Our Ben was a bit of an alpha male at times - he wasn’t very big, but he thought he was😂 Miss him so much!

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

Well done on your Virtual Vitality 10k and a great time also. That brownie looks delicious 👏👏👏

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Buddy34

It was Buddy !! Omelette for evening meal I think; lots of calories to shed!!

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

That plate looks as if someone was a bit angry in the kitchen 😡

Well done BC! Your recent injuries are clearly beaten 🏃💪🙂

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

Hope so IP. Sticking to my increased cadence and shorter stride; now running 8 spm more and 14cm shorter stride than I used to when I sprinted. Seems to help my knee.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Yay BC! Well done on your run. I think that was a very respectable time! 💥🎉🏃‍♂️

We had to do some doggy dodging today too, but they were at least friendly! 🐕 🐩 🐶

Now that’s what I call a brownie! Phwoar, check it out! I bet it was delicious, and you deserved it! 👏👏👏

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

It was amazing CC; I was starving by the time I got to eat it. We have all had a brilliant day. 🙂

Yes!! I've been looking forward to this 😃

That time is really good. Well done on your run and your time 🥇 You deserved that meal after and a celebration tonight.

Quality run 🏃‍♂️ 👏👏👏👏

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to GTFC

Cheers GTFC. Just a great day all round. These virtual runs definitely add something; they may have a purpose post Covid. Brings people together.

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Good time BC!👍That brownie looks like some kind of modern artwork - but more tasty!😀

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

IP thinks the chef was throwing a wobbly. An artwork; seemed a shame to eat but, you know, has to be done. 😋

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

The sacrifices we have to make......😜

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate10

Well done on your run and that brownie.... 😋 hope it was as yummy as it looks!!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Mum22boys

Delicious 😋

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Oh that brownie! So divine and well earned! It may not have been a PB for you but a great time nonetheless 👏👏👏

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

Hi Sask. Yep, it was a good day. I only got down to below 30 minute 5ks by running with others on hard surfaces; this may turn out to be the same. Not a priority; I want to get back up to HM next.

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

And I'm sure you will. It's great to have goals and prioritize them. Enjoy building back up to the HM.

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate10

A good run and a brilliant brownie

What more do you need!😁

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

🙂

Well done and that brownie (which does look a step above) was a well deserved reward

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Thanks CP2. Back down to earth today; work to do !!

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10

Well done on your run. Hope you enjoyed your brownie and ice cream. Thoroughly deserved 👍🏼

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Thanks RP. Run was better than the brownie.... but close. 🙂

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate

Might not have been a personal best but wow it’s fast

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Thanks 🙂. I should be slowing down now really !!

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Beachcomber66

Yes lol, I’ve been moaning that we aren’t speeding up, we are near 10k but it will take us over an hour and a half

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Doesn’t matter....none of us is going to break a world record and it isn’t worth getting upset over anything less 😂😂

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Beachcomber66

That’s very true 😀

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