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damienair
damienairModerator

Good morning everyone,

Happy Saturday. It is (not)parkrun day again. It is a beautiful calm morning here I am looking forward to going out for a 5K run in the next hour.

For anyone new to this and wondering what this post is all about let me explain. A group of us from here run a 5K and then we pop back to this post afterwards and let everyone know how we got on. It is just a bit of fun, you can walk, jog or run. It is not a race, just a run and you can do it anyway you want.

Enjoy your runs everyone and I hope the weather is lovely where you are too. We are even planning on doing a winter BBQ this evening.

Damien

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Have a good run my man!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Good morning Damien, this morning was my 37th Virtual and 24th (not) Parkrun, weather bright and sunny with a temperature of 2C.

I started my run just after sunrise, still a little dark, that made some of the Christmas lights and a little Christmas Tree in some gardens seem nice and bright before the sun got too high in the sky and before the owners put the lights off.

The run was very enjoyable, I only saw a few dog walkers and 2 other runners, this morning my time was 33.35, enjoy your run🏃🏾😊

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to AlMorr

Well done Alan. Gosh you were up early. I still have not yet done my run. I was out in the garden tidying things up and raking up the fallen leafs. I will be going soon.

Damien

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Morning everyone. Yuk. 36:45 for me. Cold, foggy, soggy, horrid. Never mind, can’t enjoy them all, and it was better than not going out!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I am so happy that you are now back to normal again after that Covid 19 scare you had recently, good run you had this morning despite the poor weather.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al. Oh yes I’m fine thankfully. In fact I never once felt unwell, and now that I can taste and smell again I feel slightly awkward saying I’ve had Covid knowing that so many people fare far worse.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Well done Cheeky. Yuk. They are the training runs which make you stronger and build character.😀

Damien

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

You’re right Damien. These are the character building runs that only crazy runners do! 😀

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10

Hi Damien, enjoy your run. Did a Jeffing 5k this morning in 41.42. It was my second post IC run after three weeks off. My first run was on Wednesday. Sitting on the bed icing my peroneal tendon whilst typing this. I had a few niggles but not enough to stop me running. I have bought some compression socks to see if they will help. Happy running everyone 🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to MoliJ

Well done on your run and on your return from the IC. Best wishes for your future runs, may they be niggle and injury free.

Damien

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks 😊

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10

Good morning Damien & all. Miserable, cold, dreary and damp and it chucked it down on our cool down walk. But I seem to suit these conditions so it was a good run.

I think I’ve finally sorted out my watch/bpm problems and come to a few other decisions this week so rested and relatively relaxed. Also had to fit in the 1km Speed Challenge. So totalled at 28:18 but got 1km and 1 mile PBs because of that.

Together with 13/15 on the parkrun quiz it’s been a good morning, and I’m picking a SAD lamp up this afternoon so it will be a good morning tomorrow as well 😊

Happy running everyone 😍

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to TailChaser

Well done TC on your 1km and 1 mile PBs. Super running. Nice time too for your 5K.

Damien

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien 👍👍👍 hope you have sun for the rest of the weekend, I think we’re due a little tomorrow ☺️

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Yes, the weather seemed to suit me as well

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Well done on your amazing 13/15 at the parkrun quiz today 🤩 and then you followed it up with a speed challenge/parkrun . Greatest respect, as when I did my 1km challenge I had to stop and breathe before doing anything else.

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thank you’ It’s been a good day Dexy after starting to feel things were going a bit wrong. I never know what to expect either running or the parkrun quiz! Don’t forget you’re probably still getting your fitness back so to do it at all is a big deal that I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to do 👍

nowster
nowster60minGraduate

Winter BBQ? Are you tempting rain? 😉

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to nowster

Ha Ha. I Know. The 2 boys asked for home made beef burgers over the weekend. I said sure, I l would love one too. Only one way to cook them, and that's on a charcoal BBQ. I have managed to cook a BBQ in the rain before, that's why I bought one with a lid. 😁

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

Its a beautiful cold, crisp sunny day here in Scotland today . I ran my not parkrun on Monday with a time of 29.30.

Happy running all😊😊

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Excellent, yet another sub 30 minute 5k 🏃🏾 👍 congratulations.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Buddy34

Well done Buddy on your sub 30 minute 5K. Great running.

Damien

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

My best 5k of the week was on Monday, as usual

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10

A bit grey and damp, with some rain but the worst of it held off until we were walking home across the park with our bacon butties.

Just before my normal turning point I was distracted by something and carried on to the farm gate, so in total I ran an easy 7km.

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Just finished baking the rolls for our butties Sue 😋

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Mmm very nice

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to RunaroundSue

Every week when I read your post (not)parkrun report I always wish I could get my hands on one of those bacon butties. Yum. Well done on your run.

Damien

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Hi Damien and all (not) parkrunners, it was cloudy but quite mild down on the South coast at 9.00 so no need for base layer - but wore my 50 parkruns t-shirt to keep my spirits up! A few other runners around our local roads this morning. First 4 x 1ks were 6 min or just over, so put on a spurt for the last one coming in at 5.39, making 29.49 in total. Roll on Monday for the speed challenge !😀

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to JonathanP

Very well done on your sub 30 minute 5K time. Great running.

Damien

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien - enjoy your BBQ!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Have a good run Damien and everybody!

It's a gorgeous day here but I did my not parkrun on Thursday this week with my social bubble UpTheStanley and Oldgirlruns . Unusually, the wind was coming from the north-east, so a bit chilly, but we took advantage of a bit of a push on the homeward stretch. However, I hadn't taken into account the fact that my 1k speed challenge on Tuesday would still be in my legs so a bit of jeffing was required in 4k.😩 It didn't seem to do me any harm though as my last km was my best as I was trying to keep up with an overtaking runner. It was just like a real parkrun! So a time of 33:21 for me; not bad at all. I think I will do a nice long slow run tomorrow! 🤔

Can I also say Thank You to whoever it is that has enabled emojis and tags on the reply boxes on the website. It is now much easier to add them when using our PC.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Agreed

😀🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🥪

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

I have been experimenting with those new emojis, not just on my laptop but they are also working on my Smartphone, like congratulations or administrators or graduate to runners who have graduated, it reminds me of when I got my new Smartphone, my previous Smartphone didn't have those features.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Oh no I forgot to mention - cinnamon rolls for me and Oldgirlruns and a sausage bap for UpTheStanley ! 😋

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Dexy5

Excellent running Dexy. Very well done on getting your last kilometre faster than the previous 4K. Reall well done.

Damien

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Isn’t it just!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Dead surprised when I checked the stats! Edit: Oh you were referring to my last comment 🤣🤣

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

🤣🤣 sorry Dexy! It was underneath that comment when I posted it!!

Cmoi
CmoiGraduate10

Hello damienair and (not) parkrunners! I'm waving hello from slightly relaxed lockdown conditions in France, where I sort of ran 5k this morning.

By that I mean I ran 2k at a reasonable pace, followed by a crazy 1k for the Speed Challenge, after which I stopped Strava and walked for seven minutes before restarting Strava and finishing off with another slow 2k run home. Running time was 30:31 for 5.02k but as I had a break in the middle I'm not counting it.

Was lovely to be able to run more than 1k radius from home for the first time in four weeks :)

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Cmoi

👏👏👏 for your not parkrun and speedy 1k cmoi. The 1k radius rule must have been very difficult. I walk 700m before I run so well done you for keeping up your running during your lockdown.

Cmoi
CmoiGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5, that's kind of you. I hadn't started running when we were last locked down, so the 1hr/1k rule was incredibly frustrating. It's been fine for me to go shopping, and to work as a teacher and examiner with students from across France - obviously wearing masks and using quantities of hand gel and disinfecting spray. But running alone, outdoors, in the back of beyond, for more than 1hr/1k from home? Nope! 🤯

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

No run for me today, I have a sick note from my 94 year old mother!! Sure my physio will sort my calf out on Monday. I still managed a bracing beach walk with Mrs BC plus canine. For bracing read “cold”. !!😐

Week7
Week7Graduate10

Hello Damienair and fellow ( not) park runners.Grey, misty and damp today but lovely for running!

Missed one of my runs this week due to feeling a bit"off", not sleeping and working extra hours to make up for the inefficiency caused by the former.

Woke this morning feeling great and headed out for my 2nd 9k of JJMP.

My 5k was the last 5k as usual. Really pleased with 31:55 for the 5k and over 3 minutes off last weeks 9k. Think my legs must have enjoyed the break!

Happy running all!

Oh what a fab idea👍👍😁😁. Oh and you can walk part of it also..didn't realise. I'm not at the 5k mark yet..but this would be great. How often do you do this,? Thanks for posting 👍👍. 🐢🐌🏃‍♀️🙋🦌

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate10 in reply to Buddhagal

We do it every Saturday x

Buddhagal
Buddhagal in reply to MoliJ

Cheers👍

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Buddhagal

Hey hello and welcome. Just like the real parkrun we do this every Saturday. Yes you can do it anyway you want. Run and walk or any combination. Great to have you onboard. Keep a look out and join in with us next week.

Damien

Buddhagal
Buddhagal in reply to damienair

Cheers👍

Alexi_Spain
Alexi_SpainGraduate10

Greetings fellow 🏃🏃🏃. Ran a really nice 7.5k this morning in sunny Spain, with my 2nd best 5k time of 38m 54. Chuffed to finally be under the 40 min mark on the 5k's.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Alexi_Spain

Fantastic and very well done on your sub 40 minute 5K. That’s great. Happy running in Spain.

Damien

nowster
nowster60minGraduate

I did a damp 6km Jeffing session in the drizzle this afternoon.

Full write-up: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate10

I thought I’d post here although it wasn’t strictly my (not)parkrun day ; that was done on Thursday with my support bubble of Dexy5 and UpTheStanley (and a PB but we won’t dwell on that!) But I thought this afternoon might be an opportunity to do a nice slow slightly longer run. The sun was out and the weather quite mild and, of course if I go today, it means I can lie in tomorrow morning! Bargain! I avoided the seafront which I suspect was really busy and stuck to the housing estate heading towards a marina and the little ferry that goes over to Hayling Island. The plan (yes, I did have one for a change😇) was 6km or one hour, whichever came first. As it happened, the two more or less coincided for a total of 6km in 1hr 38 Secs. Well I said it was slow! But I could sneak in another (not)park run time of 50:36 for 5km couldn’t I?! A chat with my neighbour as I finished my cool down walk home and straight into a hot shower. Lovely!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Good decision Oldgirlruns , the prom was absolutely chockablock. We went for a walk up from Mountbatten and it was lovely in the sunshine, so I am having to get up tomorrow morning!

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Lots of people where I was too - I’m not used to it!

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Morning everyone! Sorry I’m a day late this week, but yesterday was grey and miserable and I couldn’t be bothered. This morning is still grey and miserable, but, with the promise of a full English cooked by Mr S, I headed out for my 3rd run this week. Still not really feeling all that motivated, but 32.48 was an ok time. Brekkie was delicious 😋

EThomas
EThomasGraduate10

Sorry I'm a day late. I had a rest day yesterday as I had a virtual race planned today. I ran 10 miles this morning, so I suppose 3 and a bit (not) parkruns in a time of 1 hour 41 mins.

Happy running everyone

Blackberrypie
BlackberrypieGraduate10

I was meant to be doing an easy paced 5k for my HM plan today, but after lots of slow runs (I am mostly sticking to the pace guidelines) I found I really wanted to go a bit faster today, so ended up doing 28:58. Lovely sunny day, ventured up one of my favourite farm tracks and it was almost dry.

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate10

Hi damienair Last knockings for this weekend, but also a double first for me!! 😁

I've never run on a Sunday evening before, and I have never ever run in the dark before.

I stuck to the pavements (which I hate) between home and my parents house, performing a 0.7k loop several times.

It was a weird experience. It felt like I was super speedy - but the stats are telling me the exact opposite!

At least I managed to get a 5k run in this weekend.

I hope the winter BBQ went well. I love winter BBQs. We even did the Christmas turkey on the BBQ one year! 🦃🎄🎅

Hi all, completed my park run today. Different route took me🐌🐌🐌 50 minutes.

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