How did your parkrun or (not)parkrun go? - Bridge to 10K

Bridge to 10K

15,620 members21,909 posts

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 most Countries around the World. I am hoping for any Countries still struggling with COVID-19 that it returns to you soon.

Some of us may not be able to do a parkrun at the moment 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.

144 Replies
RunWillie profile image
RunWillieGraduate10

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

No park run for me today as still being careful with a knee niggle, I think I’ve established that I have no self control to run easy at Park run.

Happy running everyone ❤️🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to RunWillie

Your wise. Look after that niggle. You could walk the parkrun or whilst injured or nursing a niggle volunteering is a great way to take part too. I hope your niggle resolves itself soon so as you can get back to running how you want to run.

RunWillie profile image
RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks damienair 👍🏻 We’re keen to get on the volunteer roster.

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

You have more self control than me RW, I just carry on doing it. You’re much more sensible. I hope it heals soon x

RunWillie profile image
RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Thanks TailChaser I’ve still run 20miles this week to hit my minimum🙊 but all very easy miles. Think it’s on the mend 🤞

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

That’s pretty impressive for a ‘resting’ week! 🤞🤞🤞

RunWillie profile image
RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

I’m on my last 100 mile month for the year to make 6 months of consistent 20+ mile running. Still many miles off that marathon training. One day ❤️🏃‍♀️

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Hi Damien and all running friends! My daughter Jenny and I both agreed that Severn Bridge was the place to be for PR this morning. Barely any wind and a lovely day - too good of an opportunity to miss. ☀️ 🥰

Every time we run there I love it. They are the friendliest bunch and even though it’s basically running alongside the M48, it’s beautiful. The bridge itself is iconic of course, and the number of cars/motorcycles/lorries that honk us is brilliant! 🎺

It was warm though - and there was no cooling headwind (buffeting gale!) on the return leg for a change. Still, happy with my time of (Garmin) 33:17 and (PR) 33:27. Jenny’s was 30:22. 😀 We shall return! ❤️

I’m marshaling at Eastville next Saturday ahead of the GSR. 😀

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Sounds lovely Cheeky and well done on both your times. See you next Sunday! 😀

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks Jonathan! Can’t begin to describe how the excitement levels are ramping up! 😀😀😀

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

🤣🤣💪

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Hey JP, I hear we’re going to be leading the green wave! See you next week 😀👏👏👏

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Yes, green is for go TC!😀

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Sure is 😀👍

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Nice one cheeky! 👍

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Fantastic running Cheeky and that parkrun is so iconic, I’d love to do it some day. Well done to your daughter too. So lovely to be able to do it together.

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

You must do it when you’re back over Damien. Definitely worth it, it’s wonderful! 🥰

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

An excellent time cheekychipmunks. I will definitely do that one with you one day. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Yay! 👏👏👏

damienair profile image
damienairModerator

Oisin and myself traveled yesterday evening down to stay with my Mum and Dad because a new parkrun was starting up in my home town. So this morning we ran at The Grand Canal parkrun in Tullamore. It was an out and back along a canal, nice and flat on a lovely tarmac path. Oisin finished in a time of 27:25 and I was delighted with my time of 31:08, I ran it all, felt good and it’s a new post COVID parkrun PB 😂. Not a thing but I’ll claim it anyway. There was just 58 participants and some were Uber tourists claiming another new parkrun. Back at my Mum and Dads now. Breakfast is being cooked. Happy parkrun day.

Oisin at parkrun
Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Brilliant 😃 We’ll done to both of you for great times and so lovely to be able to support a brand new parkrun event!

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Great to be in at the start Damien and well done on your (unofficial) PB!

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Wonderful Damien! Well done both of you. 💥🎉

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to damienair

That’s great Damien! Fab to be there at the birth of a new parkrun. Well done to the both of you on your times 👍👏👏👏

Oldgirlruns profile image
OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Well done Damien and Oisin for supporting a new parkrun in fine style! Another good reason for visiting the wrinkles!

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Well done to you both. It must be great to go to day 1 of a new parkrun, and having it at mum and dads is even better.

Lablove profile image
Lablove60minGraduate

Hi Damienair, beautiful morning for parkrun, felt a lot like hard work again. I’m not sure that early runs are my thing, I feel like I’m running on empty. But, I’ll keep on going as I like the whole Parkrun community. Well done everyone who has taken part.

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Lablove

It gets easier Lab, just let the community help sweep you along 👍

Lablove profile image
Lablove60minGraduate in reply to TailChaser

Thanks TailChaser, I’ll keep at it.

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Lablove

Well done. I get up a little early on Saturdays to prepare. I set my alarm for 7 get up, have a coffee and a drink of water along with a slice of toast and a yogurt or cereal. Watch some TV and relax. By the time I’m at parkrun I am ready to run. Kicking Oisin out of bed is the hardest part.😂

Lablove profile image
Lablove60minGraduate in reply to damienair

😂 I can imagine, nothing like turfing your children out of bed on a Saturday morning. I’ll try your suggestions for pre run prep.

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Lablove

Have a banana before you go Lablove - it’s just enough for me. 🍌

Lablove profile image
Lablove60minGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5. I’ll give it a go.

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10

Good morning everyone! I should have gone out for my last long run (14k) this week before GSR next Sunday, but, after doing nearly 40k steps around London, my right hip was niggling, so 13k prep will have to suffice. I wasn’t going to let it stop me doing parkrun this morning though. The day dawned very foggy, but, as I drove towards Market Rasen it started to clear and the run was in bright sunshine. Call me Mrs Consistent - official time 30.51 (30.57 last week) and 75th out of 111 runners, 2nd in my age category, which are absolutely identical numbers to last week 😂😂😂

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Sandie1961

Well done on all your running and well done on your parkrun. Rest consistent running Sandie.

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien. I’ll do my best 😁

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Have a good taper Sandie and rest that hip 👍

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

I'm sure 13k will see you through Sandie !

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

I think so 🤞🏻 Only 3 and a bit more to do!

Oldgirlruns profile image
OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

That’s seriously consistent Sandie! Well done! And I’m sure your 13km will see you through GSR! 8 sleeps to go!

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Aargh! So scary but so excited to see everybody and be back in a properly big race with music and cheering crowds 😊

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

You are Mrs Consistent Sandie, and you’ve got nothing to worry about at the GSR, apart from JonathanP and TailChaser chasing you of course.

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

😂😂😂

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10

Good morning Damien, just a little word regarding my 69th (not) parkrun on Wednesday, I ran my 5th 10 miles run in a PB time of 2:01:02 so I was very pleased about that, my 5K split time was exactly 37 minutes, that was the time I sent to Dunfermline ( Not) parkrun website This morning I ran my 25th official parkrun at Dunfermline in a time of 33.06, luckily the rain kept off until the last lap of 3, it was only light so I did not get soaked, so I am now entitled to the new 25 T-Shirt, I got a big cheer coming up the last 20 metres, including a cheer from the Run Director shouting "25, 25 Alan well done", I had told her just before the briefing my name and this was my 25th parkrun.

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Well done on your 25th Al 👍

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Thanks TailChaser, I even managed a very short sprint of 10 metres at the end of my run.

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Excellent! 👏👏👏

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Congratulations on your 25th Al!🎉

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks JP, it's now nice seeing 25 next to my name in the results page when I run at parkrun, I assume within the next week I'll get a offer to buy the new 25 Parkrun T 👚 Shirt, it will also give me the option of buying a bracelet barcode. 😊 🏃🏾

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I think you can also order one through your profile on the parkrun website Al

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks for that information 👍

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to AlMorr

Congratulations Alan on your 25th parkrun and on all your (not) parkruns. Great running and very well done. 👏👏👏

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to damienair

👍 🏃🏾

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Well done Al, wear that purple shirt with pride.

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy, I certainly will wear that purple T Shirt with pride, I expect a email inviting me to buy the T Shirt soon, when I order it I will also order a new bracelet barcode. Not long now until your Great South Run, I don't think that it's on TV this year as I thought it was.

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Yes if doesn’t arrive by Tuesday you can order it through your parkrun profile. That’s a shame about the TV coverage

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to AlMorr

I used my new parkrun flat band today. It worked a treat. Oisin has one too, gave him great independence today. Looking forward to seeing you in a photo in your purple 25 T-Shirt.

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien and Dexy, once I get the T Shirt I will post a photo with me wearing it and I will be with Holly the dog, by the way I trimmed down my beard on Tuesday from 12 inches to only a quarter of a inch.

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to AlMorr

You’ll knock 2 mins off your finish times now Alan with your reduced beard. Less wind resistance 😀

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to damienair

This week my friend Keith is taking me to The University of Stirling parkrun, we meant to go there yesterday but because it was my 25th parkrun I asked him to go to my home parkrun of Dunfermline, so this coming Saturday its Stirling, not sure if I can get a PB because my beard is only a quarter of a inch but I may improve my previous time of 32.26 which I had at Stirling on 25th September.

Doris8 profile image
Doris8Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Well done AlMorr on your 25th parkrun and your 33.06 5km . 👏👏

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Doris8

👍 🏃🏾 Thanks

Cp1965 profile image
Cp1965Graduate10

Hello all! I did my first proper Parkrun today, 2 weeks ago while out on my Saturday morning plod I noticed that a Parkrun was being set up at Watermead Park on the northern outskirts of Leicester… as it’s barely half a mile from my front door, I decided to give it a go at my earliest opportunity which was today.

Having started running during Lockdown 1, being in a group was certainly a new experience for me! Certainly the first kilometre was a bit, er, unusual- I’ve run along those very paths more times than I care to think about over the last 18 months or so, but it’s amazing how different they experience is with dozens of other people round you, all with varying paces. As the field spread out and sorted itself out, I managed to get myself into a steady pace, probably not a PB pace but comfortable for my first run in a group.

For the first time in my life (at school I was always the fat kid in glasses who was last in every race ever!) I was passing people… I can’t express what a boost to the ego it is to actually overtake people… 😃

Unfortunately Captain Thick Fingers managed to totally fudge starting Strava at the start of the run, so until the results email popped in (literally as I was typing this!) I had no idea of my time- I don’t think 28:01 is too bad, it’s outside my PB time but for a first effort running in a group it’s not too shabby.

In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, I’ll be back…!

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Cp1965

28 minutes is brilliant for a first parkrun CP! You’ll soon grab that PB with all those people around you, it really does make such a difference. Well done 👍

Cp1965 profile image
Cp1965Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

I reckon I lost 20 seconds between the starting hooter and the start line… memo to self, closer to the front next time… I was in the top half (just) which is the main thing!

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Cp1965

That’s down to experience as well. Once you get used to it you’ll be able to plan your pace around where you start.

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Cp1965

Well done on your first parkrun Cp and on that great time. Glad to hear that the bug has got you already!

Cp1965 profile image
Cp1965Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks, it’s outside my PB for running solo, but I’ll take the result and hope to improve on it in coming weeks!

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Cp1965

How wonderful Cp1965. Be warned - you will want to keep going back, especially when you get to recognise people. Don’t worry about being a bit slower, it takes a while to reach the start line after the clock starts, but if you start your Strava as you cross the line you will also have a running time.

Cp1965 profile image
Cp1965Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Next time I'll make sure my barcode hasn't slipped down over the Strava "start" button in my phone holder! The joys of technology...

🤣

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Cp1965

Ha ha sometimes I get so excited I forget to start my watch!

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Cp1965

Wow, that was a fantastic first parkrun. You ran a super time, huge well done and congratulations. Very impressive. You will meet so many lovely people through parkrun. Enjoy the next one.

Cp1965 profile image
Cp1965Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks, I've been running round Watermead 3-4 times a week for the last 18 months anyway so it's home turf as it were, surprising how different it is in a group though!

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Cp1965

I was living in the same town for 16 years. Didn’t know too many people. Then started running and doing parkrun. After a few months of going to parkrun in my local park I can’t walk through the town without meeting a lovely fellow parkrunner. It is an amazing community event.

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10

Pleased to be back at 'proper' parkrun today after 2 weeks of family festivities. It was a beautiful morning at Portsmouth Lakeside - sunny and on the cool side, perfect for running. Aiming to keep sub-30 and managed it at 29.40. Just missed getting into the top half of the field - next time perhaps!

Taking it easy now before next Sunday's GSR, so marshalling next Saturday (joined by some 'refugees'😜 from Southsea, which isn't happening next week).

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Lots of pre-GSR marshals next weekend I suspect! 😀

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to JonathanP

Very well done on your sub 30 min parkrun. I’m aiming at getting back there soon. Enjoy volunteering next weekend and best of luck and happy running for GSR. 👍

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien - I'm really looking forward to it!

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

See you in your pink jacket next week JP

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

👍

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10

Good afternoon Damien, good afternoon all.

Absolutely gorgeous day in Stratford. Good to be back here after touristing for a bit.

Feeling good today, apart from the usual ankle niggles. But the lungs and head are in the right place for the GSR next week. Hopefully everything will come together with a little tapering next week.

We pre setup this morning. The light was almost Mediterranean, so photogenic with the river, the theatre and the swans.

There was about 5 very proud looking runners wearing their London Marathon tops. Very impressive too. One day…

I was pretty steady today and came in at 26:14. According to Strava it was a PB but it wasn’t. Don’t know how it’s worked that one out. Very happy with it though as I was the 23rd female in a field of 330 😀

Tea and brownie at our new after run venue, the bowls club 😋 Next week more touristing as we make our way down south. Yay!! 😀

Katnap and I have been asked to be Run Directors 😱 Feeling a bit scared! We will be picking UpTheStanley’s brain next weekend 👍

Happy running everyone 💪💪💪

RunWillie profile image
RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

You & Katnap will be awesome!!!

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Thanks RW 🤗 I hope so

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

They obviously know how to pick the best TC!

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Oh wow, the Dream Team taking on that hallowed role! I have no doubt you’ll be awesome. 🙏🏻 Dexy5, are you tempted to join UTS? 😀

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

You’ve got to Dexy!

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

I think there’s no option don’t you TC? 😅

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I won’t be doing it in my own right as that’s 2 weeks we can’t do anything else. But I am doing lots to support him and parkrun and will probably volunteer each time he is RD. it might be worth one of you doing it first Katnap and TailChaser to see how much work is involved. It’s more than I realised.

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

That’s a good idea Dexy, thanks. They seem to RD in pairs here though so I guess the work gets shared out. Maybe that’s why they thought of us.

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Doing it as a pair is a great idea. I’d have done it like that. Funny how parkruns differ in their set up.

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

It is. Congleton last week did their First Timers briefing as a pair. Most of their marshalls were in the car park directing traffic, there were hardly any on the course. That was quite an unusual one.

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to TailChaser

Wow fantastic running and great pace. Very well done. Good luck during the week and enjoy GSR next weekend. Congratulations too to you and Katnap on your invitation to be an RD. Super.

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien, I was very surprised by both tbh. I’m looking forward to chilling a bit this coming week and very much looking forward to GSR. I think there’s going to be a lot of posts next weekend 👍

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

An excellent choice of run directors.

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy 😊

Oldgirlruns profile image
OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Ooh, RD’s eh?! Very impressive - well done you two!

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Got to do it yet OG 😳

Hi damienair and lovely running friends.I ran my Parkrun at Bognor Regis this morning. It started off quite misty but was sunny and bright by the time I finished.

I’m tapering in advance of the GSR next weekend so I took it easy, but I managed some decent progression and finished in about 33 minutes or so.

Just some shorter runs and intervals this week, followed by marshalling at Parkrun on Saturday before heading to Portsmouth for the big day!

Happy running everyone!🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to David_G

That’s not bad for taking it easy David! See you next week 😀👍

David_G profile image
David_G in reply to TailChaser

Thanks TailChaser you certainly will! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to David_G

Well done David - we all have the same plan for next week I think!

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to David_G

Well done and wishing you all the very best for GSR next weekend.

nowster profile image
nowsterGraduate10

Nothing today. I overslept (after some late nights this week) and then had to do some mum-sitting to allow my dad to get out for the afternoon. Hopefully a 5km tomorrow morning.

I've been doing some other tinkering (eg. fixing a TV remote) instead.

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to nowster

Enjoy your run tomorrow.

nowster profile image
nowsterGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks!

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Hi Damien. I managed a (not) park run today with a time of 32:36, the quickest/least slow since last November. It had very little to do with me. My legs just set off and did their own thing. Hoping to ease back into Park Run in a few weeks time; getting up in time would be a good start!🙂

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Beachcomber66

Very well done on your (not)parkrun and best time since last November. That’s great.

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Once you get to your first one you’ll be hooked again Beachcomber66

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Probably. Not going to continue my 7park run pbs in a row of 2019 that is for sure!

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

I know what you mean. My PB of 31:38 was May 2019. I’m not sure how I’ll get that again.

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Jog run sprint maybe 🙂

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Maybe after the GSR 🤣

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Dexy5

My PB of 25:36 is light years away 😂😂😂

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to damienair

But you are getting faster Damienair-

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Your legs are obviously itching to get back BC!

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

I need to remind them that 4 months injury free has been about long slow runs!!

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Hopefully they will listen!

Coddfish profile image
CoddfishGraduate10

Absolutely gorgeous morning in Southsea. Sunny, warm, still. I am building up my walking after September’s hip surgery, so instead of volunteering, I walked around 3k of the route with 1 crutch. I waited on a bench about half a kilometre into the run until the majority of the competitors had passed me, then walked out and back to the finish (not crossing the line), then after a few chats, back to where I had started to meet running buddies for breakfast. No event at Southsea next week, and can’t make the one after that, but aim to walk the whole thing on the 30th without any crutches, which will be almost 8 weeks post-surgery.

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Coddfish

Ah great to hear that you are recovering so well. Best of luck on the 30th. I’m looking forward to hearing from you about that one. Well done.

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Coddfish

What a shame we won’t be there for your return walk. But you are doing brilliantly and your earlier fitness has obviously helped your recovery from a major operation. 👏👏

Coddfish profile image
CoddfishGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

No worries, it won’t be the last time!

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Coddfish

Great that your recovery has gone so well Coddfish

Wbrig profile image
WbrigGraduate10

Lovely warm day for the NE, another PB for me and I wasn't the last runner this week, for once! I really tried to catch up with the guy in front but just not quick enough. I'm edging towards under 40 mins if I keep this up!!

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Wbrig

Very well done and congratulations on your new PB. I’m sure you’ll be under 40 mins soon.

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Wbrig

The great thing is, each week you’ll see an improvement and you’ll get to know those rivals or targets and enjoy the banter at the finish line.

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Wbrig

Well done on your further PB Wbrig

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10

I’ve never been so late in posting my parkrun. Here I am after celebrating Southsea’s 8th anniversary of parkrun. There was a brilliant atmosphere and there were several of us who made the effort to do fancy dress. Dressed like this I did not aim fir a PB, but even with stopping to take photos for the Facebook site, I managed 37:06 or 38:19 parkrun result . UpTheStanley and Oldgirlruns were volunteering and Coddfish was sitting on a bench just to see which outfit I’d chosen. 🤣🤣

As always, breakfast followed .

It was a bit warm this morning but definitely better than a pink elephant onesie cheekychipmunks !

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Dexy5

Very well done Dexy and everyone for volunteering. Happy 8th Birthday SouthSea parkrun 🎉 🥳 🎂

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Whoops the photo didn’t work

Fancy dress parkrun
cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Brilliant Dexy! Looks fun to run in! 😂 Happy 8th Parkrunniversary to Southsea and well done intrepid volunteers! 👏👏👏

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Dexy5

Excellent photo 😍

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Happy 8th anniversary to Southsea Parkrun, that is a lovely photo of you and UpTheStanley with?Southsea Parkrun is not on next week due to another event taking place on the course which I think is The Great South 5K.

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

That’s right Al. We are volunteering at Portsmouth Lakeside instead with JonathanP and Oldgirlruns

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Nice to see you clowning around Dexy!😜

Cmoi profile image
CmoiGraduate10

Who needs Parkrun, when you can have Pizzarun?! 😉 We're currently away on holiday in our motorhome, and I did just over 5k this evening to order pizza, followed by another 2.68k to collect it.

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Cmoi

Well done Cmoi 🍕🏃‍♀️

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Cmoi

Now that’s a fun run you can sign me up for! Post cool down beer 🍺 would just add to it perfectly.

Cmoi profile image
CmoiGraduate10 in reply to damienair

We had red wine! 😉

One of the goodies for finishers in last week's marathon and other races was a free local beer. It's surprising how motivating I found that! 🍺 🏃‍♀️ ⛰️

Itchiscritchi profile image
ItchiscritchiGraduate10

Hi damienair and everyone, 5th parkrun in a row now and two others during the week (are they non park runs?). The weather was quite good today as it stopped raining just before the run. Attendance was also quite good today with 87 here in Sligo, last week was only 50 but I think a good few went to Enniskillen to do a mini marathon. I have been fortunate enough to have gotten a PB each week so far and achieved 25:18 today, which is 1.19 quicker that my first. I saw a lady and her son in the waiting area before the race and remembered that she shot passed me a few weeks ago in the last 3rd of the run, so I tried to learn from her and try improve my pace. I almost managed 3k when my watch told me to slow down with 173 heart rate. I am still new to this as I only graduated from C25K in July and am not sure what to do so I slow down a bit. However, even though I find every run hard I very much enjoy them.

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Itchiscritchi

Congratulations on another PB Itchiscritchi!

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Itchiscritchi

Wow fantastic running and congratulations on your new PB. That really is a super pace.

Outdoorsy19 profile image
Outdoorsy19Graduate10

First parkrun in more than 2 years… in between been twice injured, twice completed C25k and 13 months ago (before the last injury) ran an HM. First 5k in a year too so happy with my 33mins. Looking forward to my next one!

damienair profile image
damienairModerator in reply to Outdoorsy19

Very well done to you on your parkrun. Great running.

Rennur profile image
RennurGraduate10

No run since Monday. Little niggle in my lower left leg/ankle. Being overly cautious. I will come back stronger.

You may also like...