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How did your parkrun or (not)parkrun go?

damienair profile image
damienairModerator

Hello Everyone and happy weekend. Today is parkrun day, a free 5K event which takes place every Saturday morning all around the world. It is for everyone, slow, fast, able, disabled, big, small and everyone in between. Oh and don't forget about the super Mum's and Dad's who push their babies in buggies. You can walk, jog, run, run/walk, it's not a race, just a run in the park and loads of us here on Bridge to 10K do it religiously every Saturday morning.

parkrun is back thankfully in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, and The Republic of Ireland

Some of us may not be able to do a parkrun so until parkrun returns fully for everyone some of us will continue to take part on our own in a Virtual parkrun every Saturday morning called a (not)parkrun. Or if you are away on Holidays, prefer to run on your own, or do not have a parkrun close by you a (not)parkrun is perfect, please feel free to join in.

Please post a little run report after your parkrun or (not)parkrun and let everyone know how you got on. The little run report can be done over a post parkrun coffee and treat/cake. (parkrun is all about the after run coffee and cake, and meeting friends old and new).

If you are a new graduate and would like to start, all you have to do is run, walk or jog at a parkrun or a 5K run/jog/walk (not)parkrun anytime today or tomorrow and write a little run report under this post. It's like a little community and it is good fun, sets you up nicely for the weekend. If you want to you can register on the parkrun website and you can log your 5K (not)parkrun. In fact you can log any 5K done during the week as a (not)parkrun.

For anyone whom has not done a real parkrun yet and if it is available to you, give it a try. It is the most wonderful community event. Saturday mornings will never be the same again.

Looking forward to hearing from all of you who ran in real proper parkruns and (not)parkruns. Happy running and have a lovely weekend.

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damienair profile image
damienairModerator

Unfortunately no parkrun for me today. Family get together means I couldn’t fit one in so I’ll do a (not)parkrun tomorrow instead. Enjoy all your runs everyone.

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10

I decided to ease back on the throttle this morning because after my 13k on Thursday, l had a slight twinge in my right achilles, and that's the last thing you need 4 weeks before the Great South Run! I was car park marshalling again, so had plenty of time to do some stretches beforehand. Another perfect morning at Portsmouth Lakeside, with an outcome of 30.37, and the achilles didn't seem to be any worse afterwards! 🤞

Enjoy your family get together Damien.

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Wise move Jonathan. Still a very respectable time even so. See you in 4 weeks. 👏👏

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks Cheeky - yes, it will be my first race!😀

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

You’re much more sensible than me JP. Hope it eases back quickly. Lots of ice on it 👍

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

As I haven't had a problem with that before, I thought caution was best TC!

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Well done JonathanP. Keep looking after that Achilles- don’t want you on the IC now. What a glorious morning again .

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy - yes it was gorgeous!

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CoddfishGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Hope the Achilles resolved soon JP

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Coddfish

Thanks - me too!

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to JonathanP

Well done Jonathan. Volunteering and running. Good time considering you were taking it easy.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10

No parkrun for me either Damien as I’m keeping my legs fresh for tomorrow’s HM. No Eastville PR anyway as there’s an event in the park, otherwise I would have volunteered.

Instead Mr Cheeky and I (and 🐕) accompanied our daughter to Clevedon Salthouse Fields. The FOMO was real - attending a PR without running! It was a lovely morning and it was fun cheering her on, and I even took a little video! She ran another great time - somewhere in the 28’s, so close to a PB. It’s lovely seeing her loving her running again, and she’s totally hooked on PR. Her choice where we go next weekend.

Happy running friends. ❤️

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Well done on the self restraint cheeky and the very best for tomorrow! 😀👏👏👏

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Thanks TC, yes self restraint isn’t my forte but I thought my first real HM race warranted it! 😅

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Sounds most enjoyable Cheeky- and all the best for tomorrow!

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks Jonathan, it was lovely - and I can’t wait for tomorrow. 😀😀😀

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

It sounds like your daughter is getting as addicted as us cheeky. 😂

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Yes she is Dexy! 😂😂

BrianUK profile image
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Enjoy that first HM race cheeky 😁👍

Coddfish profile image
CoddfishGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

All the best for your HM.

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Coddfish

Thanks Coddfish. 😀

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damienairModerator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Hope you had a great HM. Sorry I am only just catching up now.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

I did, thanks damienair! I posted about it on the Marathon/Race forum, and had a wonderful meetup with Irishprincess and SkiMonday after the race! 🥰

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AlMorrGraduate10

Good afternoon Damien, yet another PB for me today at my 22nd Parkrun at Dunfermline, 8 seconds faster than last week, my time was 31.39, it's the 4th week in a row the red PB was against my time, this can't keep going on, I am not sure if I should still report (not) parkruns, anyway on Wednesday I ran my 66th (not) parkrun in a time of 32.49 which is NOT a personal best for a (not) parkrun.

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Boom Al, you’re on fire! 💥💥💥

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Wow Al! You’re on fire!! Congratulations on another fine PB!! 👏👏👏

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Thanks TailChaser and Cheekychipmunks, I like that saying "you're on fire" as the 1968 hit by Roy Wood with the group The Move "Call the Fire Brigade" I will need to cool down.

The man who is a member of my Thursday morning walking group who I ran with for his graduation run of C25K also had a PB this morning, his time was 33.30, he takes me in his car to parkruns, over the next 2 weeks we are going to do a little parkrun tourism starting at The University of Stirling parkrun, that could be interesting. 😊 🏃🏾

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

That’s great Al, you’ve made a very good friend there. Don’t forget to wear your apricot T-shirt.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy, this morning I was wearing my Vitality Parkrun T Shirt, it was my 22nd Parkrun, parkrun 23, and 24 maybe ran at a parkrun that I have not run, but No. 25 I hope to run at Dunfermline my home parkrun and buy the new 25 Parkrun T 👚. Shirt.

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

That’s great Al, that’s great to have a walking and running partner. I think you need to colour your beard like Roy Wood for next week, show the students how it is done 😁👍

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JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Well done Al - a hat trick plus one!👍

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

It is a hat trick, since parkruns returned I have only missed one, you may remember 4 weeks ago I did run a PB but that was incorrect, however, the last 4 have been PB's, two at Drumpellier Parkrun and the other two at my home parkrun at Dunfermline, as I say this can't go on, next week the man who takes me to parkruns in his car wants to do a little parkrun tourism, starting at The University of Stirling Parkrun.

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Hope you enjoy it Al

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

They say that a lot of Stirling Uni students run at that parkrun, it's held on the grounds of the university.

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Great run Al. Being back at parkrun has put wings in your feet 😃😃

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Goodness me Sandie1961, I have been told I am on fire now you are saying I am "flying" at parkruns and have wings on my feet. lol,

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

🤣🤣

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Ha TailChaser, as the song goes, with different lyrics "Fly me to a Parkrun" 🏃🏾👍

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

In that case, running with our astrophysicist son would be extra appropriate 😊

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

👍

Doris8 profile image
Doris8Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Well done Al from me and Mr D . 😊

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Doris8

Thanks Doris8 and Mr D. 😊 🏃🏾

Week7 profile image
Week7Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Well done! Those pbs just keep coming,You are running so well at the moment 👏👏👏

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Week7

Thanks Week7, I am quite surprised as well regarding the spate of PB's that I have had recently, both at official Parkruns and a few at (not) parkruns as well.

Earlier in the year I did not have any sub 35 minutes 5K runs from December 2020 until May of this year, I thought it was good bye to sub 35 minute 5K's, then May, June and the summer months all of my running has been around 33/34 minutes with those recent PB's, the fastest being 30.09 at Drumpellier Parkrun.

Week7 profile image
Week7Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

You have obviously been training well! Good luck for nextcweek.

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Week7

The summer months are also the months that I go shorter walks but bike ride as well, particularly on a Sunday.

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damienairModerator in reply to AlMorr

Fantastic Al, huge congratulations to you on another PB. Great running.

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RunWillieGraduate10

Hi damienair, park runners and (not) park runners,

Back at Park run for us. Two pbs 27:39 and 24:24 for hubby.

I was reflecting today how much I don’t like running in my uncomfortable place. I need to change that if I want to do a sub 25 or go longer distance than a half.

The funniest thing about ParkRun today though was somehow my Dri fit tee got caught up in my flip belt & I came through the finish line with my belly fully out. (Not really what you want when you’ve had five boys in quick succession )

When I mentioned it to hubby he replied “yes I saw that but it’s okay as you’ve got a runners belly” I’m not sure whether that’s a compliment or not 🤣

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

I’d take it as compliment RW! I don’t think runners are known for their podgy bellies 😁 Congratulations on the PB’s! You’re doing brilliantly! 👍👍👍

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Congrats on the PB RW! I agree with TC - definitely not PB (Podgy Belly)!

RunWillie profile image
RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

😂😂😂😂

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Nice to see you back with your amazing times RunWillie. Of course you’ll always be no 1 on here because you get to do parkrun first.

Week7 profile image
Week7Graduate10 in reply to RunWillie

If exposing your abs is what is required to get a pb I say keep getting that runners belly out!!!The sub 25 will be yours!

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to RunWillie

Very well done, great finish times for you both and I am sure that a runners belly is a compliment.

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TailChaserGraduate10

Good morning Damien and all!

We’re touristing again as eldest kitten is back up to uni today. We met up with some relatives at Northwich parkrun, so we now have 50% of the Compass Point Challenge!

This was my 80th parkrun which feels like a big milestone after all those months of nothingness. The course was a very nice one: mixed surfaces and gradients. It had a lot of twists and turns, so lots of helpful Marshall’s directing us.

Only 216 runners meant I was up there with 28:52 today, which was much more satisfying than last week’s 226th place! I was 13th female out of 85 and 2nd in my age category. Very chuffed with that!

Well on our way to a Cow Cowl now (for those new to parkrun, that’s when you’ve completed 20 tourist Parkruns).

Happy running runny people! 🏃🏼‍♀️ 🏃🏾‍♂️ 🏃👏👏👏

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

What? Never heard of a Cow Cowl before. I need to do some calculating TC! 😅 Bet I’m close …. 👏👏

Well done today. Sounds like a fun course. You could almost have run hand in hand with Jenny. Her time was 28:47 at Clevedon! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

It’s a Facebook thing cheeky. Once you’ve done 20 tourists you can join their group and you’re eligible for the Cow Cowl merchandise. It sounds a bit naff that way but you’ll spot fellow members of it by their yellow and black buffs (with a picture of a cow on them). You must qualify by now surely?

I can definitely recommend the course but I don’t think anyone would want to go hand in very, very sweaty hand with me 🤣 Your daughter is certainly getting speedier and speedier!

Cow Cowl bandana
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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Ahh yes I have seen those buffs TC! 😀 I must be close, as I’m a tourist even at the many local PRs that I do regularly as well as our meetups.

Jenny has her sights firmly set on one of Mr Cheeky’s work colleagues. He’s mid fifties, she’s 27. I think she’ll catch him - his time is in the 26-27 minute range! 💥💥

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Well done TC - good performance for that course!

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks JP 👍 I stayed close to some very chatty ladies for the middle bit, they certainly helped pace me. I overtook them for a bit then they went zooming past me a few minutes later, still chatting away!!

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Well done Kats. I’ve done east and south so we will be chasing different compass points.

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

We were thinking maybe Eastleigh next time we’re down your way 😊

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Or Eastville with cheekychipmunks ? That’s where we did it.

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

That’s the other tempting one but I fancy Ashton Court. You know I like a hill challenge 😊

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Oh yes! I’d be walking a lot of that one!

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

340ft elevation 😱

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

🤣

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

You’d love it TC! “It’s only one hill” as they say! 😂

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

So was Lyme Park…and I did love that, don’t know why but I did! 🤣

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

I loved Lyme Park too TC and would love to return. I love hills - especially when they’re early in the run so you’ve earned the downhills! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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nowsterGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

The not parkrun I did today had a big climb early on, then undulating after that.

Lyme Park would be one I'd like to do.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to nowster

It’s great fun nowster. 😀

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

You definitely have to do it Nowster!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

You wouldn’t be the only one Dexy! Then again, you get the double buggy brigade charging up too. Just how? 😳😳

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Really? Poor children!

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Yes, there are always a few ninja parents!

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

That’s just potty. Our neighbour did the Big10k pushing his daughter the whole way. He was on the massage treatment table next to me after the race! He looked done in!!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Sorry to say someone collapsed today at the finishing line at Dunfermline parkrun just about a minute after I finished, the response from the volunteers was excellent, no ambulance was needed and after 5 minutes the lady was OK.

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nowsterGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

We had someone collapse about four weeks ago in sight of the finishing line. The was supported over the line then propped up against a tree whilst the first aider checked him over. His legs just stopped working. He was back the next week.

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

That’s good Al. Whenever we have a runner with a problem the volunteer response is always superb.

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

You need to experience Eastville proper Dexy. Not the hideous B course. Better come back! 😅

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Or there is the Cowell Club which is 100 different parkruns! I’ve done 10 so a long way to go.

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

There can’t be too many members of that one surely?

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

parkrun.org.uk/brooklands/n...

Here’s one.

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CoddfishGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

You would be really surprised. Even a fairly ordinary parkrunner like me has clocked 40 different ones.

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Coddfish

Wow Coddfish 😯 ! I’ve done 19 outside of Stratford but 1 @3x and 1 @2x. We’ve still got at least 3 nearby we haven’t done yet though.

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damienairModerator in reply to TailChaser

Very well done TC and great running again. I am at 21 different parkruns so I am officially a tourist too and I have 50% of the Compass challenge done. Looking forward to getting back doing some parkrun tourism soon.

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to damienair

It’s great to be able to do it again. We spend a lot of time going places for various things and it makes such a difference being able to pop a tourist run in. Well done on your 21 different ones, that’s quite a percentage of your total 👍

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Sandie1961Graduate10

Hello everyone! Happy day 🥳🥳 I was back at my first real parkrun for over 18 months and it felt sooo good to be back. Market Rasen Racecourse has a wedding today and a race meet next week, so I toddled off to Doddington Hall in my new Saucony shoes. It was the last one I did before lockdown, so it seemed appropriate. Anyway, 2 minutes slower than last time, but still a creditable 31.21. I was 162nd of 234, but 4th in my (now one higher) age group and age related 61.3%, which I am very chuffed with. Have a great weekend 🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️

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JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Yes, there's nothing like that 'parkrun is back' feeling Sandie! And excellent age related result!

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

So good to be back isn’t it Sandie? And you are still flying.

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

It really is Dexy5 I even had one man thank me for pacing him over the last km. That’s never happened before 😂😂

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Welcome back Sandie! Definitely something worth coming back for, well done! 👏👏👏

Coddfish profile image
CoddfishGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Welcome back Sandie

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Coddfish

Thank you. It’s great to be back

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damienairModerator in reply to Sandie1961

Very well done Sandie. Great running.

I went to bed 75% thinking I'd do Parkrun but as I'm still wary of my ankle after hurting the ligament I wasn't 100% sure. I live about 1km from where it's held so it's more distance on my feet, even if I'm not running. Decided I'd let my body guide me. If I woke at 7.30am I'd Parkrun and if not I'd run 5k on my own across the fields.I woke at 8am. No time to do my physio and warmups and other things I like to get out of the way first if I did Parkrun. Instead I set off around 9.15 and ran 5k in just under 43 minutes which is about normal for me. No temptation to go mad trying to catch up with or overtake people so I managed to be sensible unless you count singing along to my music at the top of my voice! I wouldn't do that on a Parkrun even though I'd be so near the back probably nobody would hear me :)

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Oldbadknees

A sensible move Oldbadnees , there’s always another parkrun .

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BrianUKGraduate10

I’m under orders not to run and, as hard as that may be for me to do, I will not run. There, I’ve said it now. 😅 I hope everyone doing a Parkrun today had a great run and a good time.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to BrianUK

Very wise Brian. You could always volunteer though.

BrianUK profile image
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Yes. For sure, 👍 but the roster was full this weekend at Chichester. They were looking for a time keeper and I put myself forward but the role was already taken. I’ll definitely be doing it though. 👍

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to BrianUK

You are so much more sensible than me Brian, well done for your self restraint (I wish I had some!). Fingers crossed it does the job 🤞

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BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Thank you TC. I’m still being good and following doctors orders. 😇 I have rediscovered swimming in the meantime but even here I’m pushing it really hard. I just can’t seem to ease off and take it easy whatever the sport. I swam 5k today 😅 I only stopped because my leg cramped up. 😬

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to BrianUK

What are you like!! At least you’re less likely to get injured swimming? 🙏🤞🤞

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to BrianUK

Hope the rest means you'll be back stronger than ever.

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BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien 👍😊 I really hope so. I’m finding it SO hard not to run. I miss it terribly and it’s hardly been a week yet. 😞

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Dexy5Graduate10

Hello damienair and running beings. It was hazy and 17C with an easterly breeze in Southsea this morning. Perfect conditions for a PB I thought. I started running with Mr Coddfish but he soon left me behind even though I ran the 1st 2kms in 6:15 pace. All was well up to the turning cone at halfway but the sun came out and I felt incredibly hot with not having the breeze on my face. I was mopping the perspiration off with my buff and had to take some walking breaks again. I had done some hill work on Wednesday and ran 12k on Monday so I knew I wasn’t going to PB. So I relaxed and enjoyed the views and the fun of being part of this parkrun family. On my 79th parkrun I came in at 33.12 (32.48 Garmin) ticking off another time on stopwatch bingo. I was 6th female of my age group but as 4 of those came at under 30 mins that’s not going to improve much until I move into the next group.

Would you believe Coddfish was on a perching stool scanning tokens? It’s about 10 days since her hip replacement! She was missing the parkrun buzz and seeing people so she had to be there.

I helped sort tokens afterwards so that’s 2 ticks on one day.

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I’m looking forward to it cooling down a bit, aren’t you? Good run though despite the warmth 👏🏻👏🏻 Well done Coddfish too!

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Well done Dexy - very wise to take it easy. 2 ticks for me too!

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Dexy5

Well done for your 2 ticks. Wow 79th parkrun already. That Black 100 T-Shirt is almost within sight.

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Sometime early in 2022 I think damienair 💯 .

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Dexy5

I did a little calculation for mine. I should reach 100 parkruns by April 2022. You should be late February or early March.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Unless I go skiing! USA is open again and we’ve got to make up for missing last year!

Also UpTheStanley is going to be an RD so I can see me doing more volunteering.

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nowsterGraduate10

Hi Damien and fellow runners.

I'm away from home this weekend and the nearest parkrun here (Hafan Pwllheli) has not yet restarted.

Instead I did a (not) parkrun around the back roads north of Aberdaron. There was about the same amount of climbing involved as my usual venue but no lap repeats.

Time 28'03" in cloudy but dry and still conditions. My third fastest 5km according to Strava.

No views of the Wicklow Hills today. The light has to be just right for them to show above the horizon.

All the best for the lad's First Holy Communion.

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to nowster

Great running and well done on your5K finish time.

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CoddfishGraduate10

It was great to get back to parkrun after my 3 week break (daughter’s wedding, pre-surgery Covid isolation, post-surgery). 11 days on from hip replacement, quite obviously I wasn’t running, or even walking it, but I was able to perch on a ‘perching stool’ and scan barcodes. Just so lovely to be back involved and see more familiar faces, catch up with a few people. I am looking forward to my walking distances improving to the point where I can walk it. Stuck on 179 parkruns from pre-lockdown, and want to get to that 250.

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JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Coddfish

Nothing stops the parkrun enthusiast Coddfish!

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Nope, she’s making amazing progress JP.

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damienairModerator in reply to Coddfish

Excellent Coddfish and very well done for volunteering. I am sure you'll be walking it again soon.

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Lablove60minGraduate

Hi everyone. Birthday today and up for my 2nd park run, wanted to improve my time, despite an unscheduled’pit-stop’. 48.31, 3rd in my age category 65-69. 383/388. Onwards and upwards, still needed a couple of walks in the second lap.

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JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Lablove

Glad to hear you came back for more Lablove!

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damienairModerator in reply to Lablove

Very well done.

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Jogger2260minGraduate

Hi everyone, did a lovely parkrun in the beautiful Moors Valley Country Park & Forest in Dorset today as I was holidaying there and even had a running buddy for a lot of the way for the first time ever which definitely made the run easier. Also definitely not as hilly as my 2 local parkruns. They had pacemakers for 20, 25, 30 and 40+ minutes which I thought was a really good idea although I put myself in the middle at around the 35 mark as I thought 30 would be pushing a little bit too hard for me! Would highly recommend. Had really nice atmosphere and all the volunteers I spoke to were super friendly and helpful 🤗👍

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damienairModerator in reply to Jogger22

Very well done. Great running and that parkrun sounds lovely.

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Jogger2260minGraduate in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien, yes it was very nice indeed! 😄

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Jogger22

That one is within day tourism distance for us Jogger. Is it through the woods?

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Jogger2260minGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Hi Dexy5 - yes it was through the very beautiful woods. Would highly recommend. Please note that they don't have pacers every week - I believe they do this once every few months only. Also please note that we ran the alternative course this Saturday as their usual course had a hornets nest and the week before quite a few runners got stung but all was ok this Saturday. They posted this on their facebook site last week:

Hi everyone, we'll be using our alternative course on Saturday, to avoid the hornets that we encountered last weekend. This means that the out-and-back section is longer - it's therefore even more important for everyone to be aware of their surroundings and other parkrunners in both directions, especially if running with a buggy or a dog.

Dogs are always welcome at Moors Valley parkrun, but it's important that they're kept on short leads, under 1 metre. Also on the out-and-back, please keep your dog on the outside of the path (right-hand side) to help avoid any collisions with other parkrunners. Please check out the parkrun support site for further advice on bringing your dog with you to parkrun: support.parkrun.com/.../200......

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Jogger22

That sounds scary. I guess if I was a hornet 🐝 I’d get a bit nasty with hundreds of runners going by. I will check Facebook before I go.

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Runnin-gGraduate10

Hi everyone, I completed the 'cappuccino challenge' at our local Parkrun yesterday. On lap 1, we ordered a drink from the park cafe (run by a member of our running club), collected drink on 2nd lap & walked 3rd lap, sipping drink! Was great fun & a good excuse to take it easy this week after getting a sub 30 mins pb last week. Well done to everyone on your Parkruns or whatever else you are doing at the moment. Happy Sunday 😊

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Oldbadknees in reply to Runnin-g

That sounds like a great idea! No way to overdo things with a nice frothy coffee in your hand 😁

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damienairModerator in reply to Runnin-g

Love it. Now that is a challenge I could enjoy. Well done.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Runnin-g

What a brilliant way of reminding people that it’s not a race. ❤️☕️

Hi Damienair and running friends! I’m a bit late reporting in but I did manage Bognor Parkrun yesterday. 👍 My official time was 32:01 minutes so I’m very pleased with that. I can probably move up and start closer to the front next time as I think I can get back towards 30 minutes🤞Not that it matters, but I came in 131st place out of 215 runners. The volunteers were great as usual and fellow runners were supportive as ever.😀 I stayed behind when I’d finished to cheer others on. What a great event Parkrun is! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

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damienairModerator in reply to David_G

Very well done David. Yes parkrun is great, what a lovely healthy fun way to kick off the weekend.

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BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to David_G

That’s a great run David. Definitely try starting nearer to the front and I’m sure that soon you’ll break back under the 30 minute mark 👍 Good luck 👍

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David_G in reply to BrianUK

Thanks BrianUK, I’ll give it a go on Saturday! 🏃‍♂️

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Doris8Graduate10

Hi I’ve done actually a 6.25 km walk7min/1 min run because of back and hip probs osteoporosis in 46:41 (that is my 5km time). Work Saturday just doing not parkrun. Enjoy your Sunday 😊

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RennurGraduate10

No Parkrun on Saturday. I did do my first 10k with 200 others today. I will post separately. I did feel a bit guilty not volunteering on Saturday but it was not my home PR and I had been stuck in the car forever taking my son to Uni on Friday. Good job he didn't choose anywhere up North! Leicester was far enough!

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damienairModerator in reply to Rennur

Very well done on your 10K.

My first time posting! I did my 6th Park Run on Saturday. Very pleased to get a PB of 34:32 a big improvement on my slowest time of 40:56. Only completed Couch to 5k in the middle of June, so pleased to be making progress :)

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damienairModerator in reply to Slowandsteadyrunner

Very well done and congratulations on your PB. Great running.

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