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How did your parkrun or (not)parkrun go?

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damienairAdministrator

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.

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.

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I ran at my local parkrun this morning with my doggie. It was a nice gentle easy run which I did in a time of 34:23. Ruby stopped a couple of times to say hello to other doggies and also took a toilet break, thankfully I was well prepared and a bin was not too far away. But she loved it and had a great morning. Ruby’s 2nd parkrun and my 104th. Happy running everyone.

Damien

Ruby
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Instructor57Administrator in reply to damienair

That's great !And Ruby certainly looks like she's having fun 😁

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Ruby!! PR legend in the making. ❤️ Well done both of you. 🐕😀❤️🏃‍♂️

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Great run for you today Damien, what a lovely little doggie you have, this afternoon as usual I will be taking my neighbours dog Holly a walk at 2 o'clock, I thought of taking her to a parkrun but no, she stops too often to sniff leaves and grass when I take her walks, let alone runs.

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damienairAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

Ruby almost pulled me through the sports pitches a few times today when she’d have loved to chase a few birds. Plenty of stopping and sniffing too. 😁

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to damienair

It’s a good excuse for a slower run damienair. UpTheStanley uses me as his justification.

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StringsandKeysGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Did my first ever park run. First run after doing my half last Sunday. Walked mile from home and took Lily dog with me so she could get the exercise. She took one look at the crowds and dogs and was like nope! So she sat on the grass refusing to budge- just about heard the person organising speaking and thought may have to abort when a kindly volunteer offered to look after her. So started a few seconds later than everyone else and got to see my dog patiently waiting with a lovely volunteer as I did the route 3 times. Nice and slow as I wanted to make sure I completed it at official time of 41:15 although could lop a few seconds off that for the ropey start! Lily waiting for me at the end and then she got a walk back unleashed through fields before heading home. Next time I’ll do it sans dog but really overall enjoyed doing a race with zero pressure and will be back. Still have to sort out my left foot as still giving me issues but overall great experience! Pic of aforementioned Lily looking quite judgemental at me - probably because I’m late with her dinner!

Dog on sofa
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damienairAdministrator in reply to StringsandKeys

I love Lilly’s color. Looks great. Well done on your first Parkrun. Great running.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Hi Damien and everyone! I’m relieved to report my PR wasn’t as horrific as last week’s. 🙏🏻 It couldn’t have been much worse! 😅

My first one at Eastville for a while and boy was it humid. 🥵 Nevertheless, my time was bang on average for our cheeky little course (the hills aren’t over til it’s over) and I trotted around in 37:27 Garmin, 37:35 official). Jenny came too and came in at a shade over 30 minutes.

So all good news, and now I’m looking forward to day of fun with 2 little ones. Our daughter and partner are off to a wedding and we’re babysitting. 💙💙

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

What a lovely afternoon you have in store cheeky. There are so many advantages of having the family so close.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thank Dexy. Yes, we’re so lucky. 🍀

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damienairAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ah how lovely Cheeky, enjoy the babysitting and the little ones. Well done to you and Jenny on your Eastville parkrun. I remember that hill. I was fitter that time when I attempted it.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

You need to come back and run the proper A course Damien! Still hilly, but a pretty lake to distract you! 😍

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00marksGraduate10

Parkrun #21 for me. I'm back in East Anglia this weekend and today I returned to the Sandringham parkrun. The heat of yesterday had been replaced by drizzle and much cooler temperatures thankfully. Things went OK I guess with me finishing in 21:32. I wasn't going for broke as I have the Sandringham HM tomorrow. I think the runners today must have been a bit on the slower side because I finished 6th overall. Now if I finished 6th in the HM that would be amazing (and completely unbelievable) but we can dream!

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to 00marks

Wow! 21 minutes when you aren’t going for broke! Good luck at your race tomorrow

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damienairAdministrator in reply to 00marks

Fantastic running and congratulations on your 6th position finish. Best of luck for your HM tomorrow.

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to 00marks

Wow, 21:32 and that's not you really going flat out?! I wish I could dream of that time! Good luck Tomm!!

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AlMorrGraduate10

Good morning Damien, for the second time I went by train to Springburn Parkrun in Glasgow about 12 miles away from where I live, I was wearing my parkrun T Shirt, guess what I asked the ticket inspector for a return fare to Springburn, he winked at me and didn't take my money, perhaps it was that T Shirt I was wearing was the reason he let me on free.

The run was very good, my time was 30.24 with the highest age grading I have ever had at 63.43%., so that was parkrun No. 48, only 2 more runs until No. 50.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Win win for you today Al!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Yes Dexy, after a few recent runs not even getting a sub 32 minutes time it was a win win getting a sub 31 minutes time this morning. 😊 🏃🏾 👍

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damienairAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

Fantastic running Alan, excellent finish time and what a lovely ticket inspector, I love hearing stories like that. Great day and looking forward to reading all about your 50th parkrun soon my friend.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien, I meant to run at Drumpellier Parkrun this morning and Springburn next week but as the trains are to be on strike next Saturday I ran at Springburn today, my plan for the next 3 weeks is to run No 49 at Drumpellier Parkrun next Saturday the 25th June, miss the following week and run my 50th parkrun at Dunfermline on Saturday 9th July which will be Dunfermline's 7th birthday and 3 years since I ran my 1st parkrun, there MAY be an a event that day, if there is I won't go anywhere else as I wish to run my 50th at my home parkrun which is Dunfermline. 😊 🏃🏾

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

PS, in all the excitement of Saturday's Parkrun I forgot to mention that Saturday 18th June was the FOURTH runniversary of me GRADUATING from C25K, it was on Monday 18th June 2018 that I ran run 3 of week 9 along the promenade at Helensburgh, about 30 miles from where I live.

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GTFCGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

That's awesome Alan! A special date for me too as my daughter was 18 yesterday 🥳❤

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to GTFC

A very happy birthday to your daughter, I hope she had a lovely day.

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GTFCGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

That's a great idea to run it at your home one 🌟

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to GTFC

👍 🏃🏾

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GTFCGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Blimey Al Morr, that time is absolutely phenomenal 🔥🔥🔥 I think he let you on free because you're an absolute living legend 🥇🌟

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to GTFC

Ha ha GTFC, I had the money in my hand, the inspector noticed my parkrun T Shirt and when I told him where I was going he winked at me then walked away, on the way back after parkrun I did pay for a single ticket at Springburn Station booking office, nevertheless that ticket inspector saved me nearly £2.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Zoooooooom ….. there goes Al! Wow, what a time, that’s phenomenal! 💥

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheekychipmunks, I was very pleased with my time today. 😊 🏃🏾 👍I hope Flossie drank plenty of water during that heatwave you had in Southern England but where I am in Central Scotland we had normal temperatures, today I ran in a fresh temperature of 13C. with a little sunshine ☀.

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K8nnoGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I was timekeeper at Springburn parkrun today and recognised you!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to K8nno

Nice, I was 66th out of 85 runners, one of my quickest runs at any parkrun, 30.09 is my PB, that run was last September at Drumpellier Parkrun, today it was 30.24

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Fabulous Al, well done!! 👏👏👏

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

👍 Thanks TailChaser 👍

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Doris8Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Goodness AlMorr that’s quick. Your a machine . Well done👏. If you’re on Strava I bet you’re the Local Legend a lot of times. I don’t go to parkrun but I got a t shirt from Contra Malahide very comfortable. Think to do with parkrun. ⭐️👏

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Doris8

When I got my new Smartphone, not so new now, I installed Mapmyrun/walk/ride as I now run🏃‍♂️ walk 🚶and cycle 🚲Yesterday was my fourth anniversary of graduating from C25K, I forgot to mention that in my parkrun report yesterday to Damien, four great years of running.

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RunWillieGraduate10

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

No park run again for me due to Covid recovery. I’ve only managed a couple of (not) park runs this week. A sedate 5k after 10days of no running & a more uptempo 5k this morning. I thought going for a sub 30 would be foolish but I did manage 6:32,6:25,6:06,5:55,6:02 By km 4 my lungs were burning & my plan of just running negative splits felt even more foolish.

Boys also missed park run due to back to back soccer games starting early 😔

See what next week brings on the running front for me post Covid.

Happy park running folks ❤️🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️

My first run back after ten days 🥴
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damienairAdministrator in reply to RunWillie

It took me about a month to recover fully after having Covid back in March. I’m sure you’ll be back to full throttle again soon. Very well done on your (not)parkrun, excellent effort considering your recovering.

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Dexy5Graduate10

Hello damienair and folks, we walked Fell Foot parkrun near Lake Windermere during the week and it’s absolutely gorgeous around the meadows (with ups and downs) on National Trust property. Maybe next time we can be there on a Saturday.

Back to Southsea in 22C this morning. UpTheStanley decided to have an easy run by accompanying me. First time for the vest and shorts with the phone side pocket. I can confirm the phone was safe when both running and cycling.

No records broken today but great fun

Fell Foot Park
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damienairAdministrator in reply to Dexy5

Well done Dexy and UTS. That parkrun course at lake Windermere sound beautiful. Have a great weekend.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Gorgeous Dexy! The scenery there is simply stunning. 😍😍

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

We love it.

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

We did Fell Foot last August. It is very pretty, but it was pretty wet that day. I walked it with youngest kitten as I was hobbling at the time. Mike Berners-Lee (‘There is No Planet B’, brother of the inventor of the World Wide Web) was in the finishing results. We were quite chuffed to be in such illustrious company.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Walking it gives you a good chance to see the lovely views too TC. The meadow was full of flowers last week.

Meadow flowers
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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Gorgeous 😍

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Sandie1961Graduate10

Hello! A couple of weeks ago, I seem to have strained or pulled something in my left thigh/hip. Had to have a couple of walking breaks last week and again during my club run on Thursday evening. So I am stretching and rolling and gave parkrun a miss today. Off to France on Monday to join up with Shake-and-run. Next proper parkrun will be 11 August, although we are thinking we might make the journey one Saturday to the parkrun near Bordeaux and clock up our first overseas PR 🇫🇷

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Ahhh Sandie, look after that twinge of yours. You don’t want to spoil a summer of gorgeous French runs. Smart move missing PR today, although I bet it felt odd being at home on Saturday morning!

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you 😊 Yes it did rather, although we had loads to do and I’m just heading off to our choir summer concert (in the rain ☹️)

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Enjoy! 🎶💦🎶😍

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

I hope that twinge goes away soon Sandie. Bon voyage and have a wonderful time a la France. 🥖 🧀 🍷 🇫🇷

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thank you 😊 Looking forward to it. Mind you it’s been 40c there today and not forecast to drop much below 30 next week, so running may be slightly limited 😂

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

The temperature in Bordeaux today was an unbelievable 40C, that's 104F in old money, several red heat alerts have been issued for that area, anyone running at that parkrun near Bordeaux this morning must have boiled, I just hope it cools down for your visit there on Monday.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

PS, there was no event there today, I just looked at the event Website, probably due to the heat.

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CmoiGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Yes, cancelled due to heat AlMorr, see parkrun.fr/lesdougnes/news/

We're at 680m elevation in the Massif Central and it was 43.5° in our garden at 16.00hrs today. I've barely gone out of the house, let alone run.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Cmoi

Awful heat, just to remind readers that 43.5C is 110.3 Fahrenheit, more like the temperature you would expect in Saudi Arabia, not France.

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Cmoi

Crazy! I don’t blame you. The fan will be coming out!

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Take care of that Sandie xx. Have a great trip south and give Shakes a hug from us. It was odd not seeing her at parkrun this morning.

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

I can imagine. Looking forward to running round “our lake”

Number 46 (nearly there) and 3rd at macclesfield. Had hoped to have my brother join again but he was working today.

This month if I haven't mentioned our towns local running group has been split up into 4 teams. Got about 160 or so members on the fb group. These 4 teams are competing against each other for points over the month.

Points are awarded per kilometer ran and for every 10 metres in elevation on a run. 5 points are awarded for taking part in an official organised event such as parkrun or running race of some kind. Additional points are given for running with other local running group members involved in our June challenge.

My team is the bees. 🐝 today I had 2 other bees run with me and a runner from another team so we were all awarded 3 points for running with others. Plus the 5 for the event and the 5 for the distance. The elevation gain at macclesfield is 70 metres so 7 points there. All in all a pretty successful day for us 🐝!

Last chance next Saturday to get some decent event points and I'll be at lyme park so plenty more elevation points there also!

Hope you enjoyed hearing about our exploits thus far. It's getting super competitive!

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Hargo

What a great idea, well done and I hope the bees are still flying.

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10

No Parkrun today - Covid finally got me! Have felt really ill all week. Went out with our community running group on Tuesday for 7.5 miles which I can normally manage and really struggled. Suffered with a constant cough, sore throat, headaches that just wouldn't go away. Tested on Thursday which was negative. Felt better yesterday but by evening bad again. Was down for Parkrun course checker so didn't want to let anyone down, so I went early and walked the course to check it. I was shattered just doing that, and thought no way can I run today. Was gutted as it would have been my 40th Parkrun and Im trying to work towards my 50th one.

Got home, tested,and of course I'm now positive for Covid. More frustrated as I have absolutely no energy, so wondering if it's going to put me right back after a good few weeks of getting good finish times as well as 3 PBs in a row.

😒

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RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Hope you feel better soon Hedgehogs123

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Thank you

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GTFCGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Wishing you a positive recovery 🙏

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to GTFC

Thank you

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Take it slowly and hope you are back on the road again soon 🦔

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks, taking it slowly is something I'm not good at, so I'll need to practice patience!

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RennurGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Covid cases have doubled recently. Sorry you are among them. Look after yourself and don't start running again until you're better.

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to Rennur

Thank you, Yep, not been to a large indoor venue for months, went to a big inside concert last weekend and obviously caught it there. Wasn't expecting it to have this effect, and the lack of energy is awful. 😞

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Oh HH, I hope you feel a lot better very soon xx

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Thank you so much, thought we'd managed to escape it, but guess it evitable. Just didn't expect to feel so rotten with it. Really gutted as have no energy and I feel like all my good training has been for nothing. Going to attempt a little run tonight, but not expecting too much, considering the heat too. But, going to be positive, only way is up now!!😆 🤞

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Hope it’s gone ok. It hasn’t been for nothing - remember, you’ll recover much quicker than you would have without it.

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Thanks ❤️‍🩹Well I gave it a go, very slow 5km but it was very hot. I guess slow and steady is the key.🥴

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Yes, you can build it up again and then one day it will all click back into place 👍

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Hedgehogs123

Hope your feeling better. Take it easy, it took me a few weeks to fully recover after getting Covid back in March.

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien, did Parkrun this morning, really struggled with my breathing and really slow time for me but got through it atleast. Just got to be patient I know, which I'm not good at!

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TailChaserGraduate10

Good evening(!) Damien and all! Sorry, a bit belated! Been a busy day as we had to take youngest kitten to a university open day straight after parkrun.

I was co-RDing today. We are really struggling for volunteers at the moment, so it was all hands on deck as we did a Kat family takeover of the bar code scanning. Katnap ran and scanned, eldest kitten was back from uni, so I put him straight to work, and we managed to get youngest kitten out of bed to join in.

Looking forward to actually being able to run it next week. Due to accidents, cancellations and volunteering, I’ve been stuck on 103 runs for about a month now, so I’d really like to be able to complete one!!

Hope everyone has a great runny week. I’m about to finish week 2 of my marathon plan. 15 weeks to the big day 😬 💪🫣🤗

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Doesn’t time fly - seems only yesterday that eldest kitten was checking out universities. I hope you get to run next week TC

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Doesn’t it Dexy? I can feel the empty nest approaching rapidly 😬 Fingers crossed for Saturday 🤞🤞🤞

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damienairAdministrator in reply to TailChaser

Very well done TC and thank you again for volunteering last week. Sorry I am only replying now. It was an absolutely crazy week.

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nowsterGraduate10

Good evening Damien. (Yes, it's been one of those days.)

Parkrun number 35 today at my local venue (Chadderton).

Arrived about 8.50am and got to chat with a few regulars.

A little quieter than last week (75 versus 109). Lovely morning for running. Cool without being cold, with a bit of sun.

I intentionally lagged at the start, then gradually moved up the field.

For a little while I was running with another guy and we chatted about various things. This was his first parkrun in about three years. At one point I pulled away from him briefly and then he found a bit of speed and overtook me.

There was a car parked as an obstacle just before the home straight, which required a marshal to make sure people didn't go round it the wrong way.

At the very end I found a tiny spurt of speed and finished with my third fastest parkrun time.

Afterwards I clapped in a few of the next finishers, helped a lady find her barcode on her phone (the new phone based scanning works fine with this) and then her finish position barcode.

I needed to be away earlier today as I was setting up for an open-air concert (under a marquee) at a local tennis club (it's their 100th year this year) less than an hour later, so bid my farewells to today's Run Director who said she was actually going to be there in the afternoon.

The was a mad scramble to get audio kit into the car, then to the church hall to pick up the big speakers and their stands, then go to the tennis club to set all the audio kit up, which took about two hours. Then a quick trip home for a bath and a shave, and change into white shirt, black trousers and bow tie for the concert.

Back to parkrun: the official result was I came in 26 of 75, with a time of 28:01. The guy who overtook me didn't have a barcode!

Surprisingly, the new watch measured the course as 5.38km today.

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damienairAdministrator in reply to nowster

It's been one of those weeks for me. Very well done on your parkrun last weekend. Sorry I am only replying now.

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WbrigGraduate10

Was glad to get running again after covid and very little leg movement for ten days! It showed-as my time was 5 mins slower than usual. My lovely neighbour waited 15 mins after he finished his run to encourage me at the end. Legs were very tired! Off for a longer slow run today with the running group.

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Wbrig

Well done. Hope your feeling better. It took me a few weeks to fully recover when i got Covid back in March.

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WbrigGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks. Did better today. Was my 2nd time with covid in 6 months but I have bounced back quicker this time.

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Kat332zzGraduate10

Looked at the weather forecast after last weeks Parkrun and decided this week was for volunteering, way too hot to run! Was on finish token duty, so I had a lovely time!

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Kat332zz

A good call Kat, it was hot running out there.

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Kat332zz

Well done and thank you for volunteering

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Me_timeGraduate10

I wanted to go for the parkrun yesterday, but slept late on Friday night and 8am seemed to early on Saturday. Turned off my alarm and snoozed for a bit longer, having decided to do my own parkrun at a time I am happy to get out of bed on a saturday 🤣Woke up again at 8.30am, had a leisurely coffee and went to the nearby park at 9am to do my own parkrun. Completed 5k in 36.26mins.

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Me_time

Well done on your (not)parkrun

Rather late posting due to a busy weekend. I did my 15th stint volunteering this week at Lowestoft. A cloudy and breezy morning which felt a bit strange as I’d only been at the seafront the previous evening and it was like being abroad in the heat! I was tasked to scanning duties and we had an exciting start when a young man got a new course record of 15.42! 😮 He was absolutely flying! It was pretty surprising given the wind and the fact that Lowestoft was celebrating its second First Light Festival this weekend and whilst it didn’t start until 12noon, there were a lot of stalls and food trucks all along the promenade, so everyone had to watch their footing due to cables and lots of potential obstacles in the way. Our photos were taken by a drone which made a lovely change and they give a great perspective of the Parkrun and our lovely coastline. 🏝 📸

Lowestoft parkrun taken by drone
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damienairAdministrator in reply to Newbierunner84

Wow what a super finish time that young man got. Thank you for volunteering. Sorry I am only replying to you now. I had an absolutely crazy busy week.

Congrats on the new job!

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OldflossAdministrator

Another NOT not a Park Run... NRC HM plan run Week 2... I had to fit it in today and it was 6K ... lovely run,. marred only by two huge uncontrolled Labradors.... apart from that I was pleased... easy breathing and relaxed comfortable run... 6.20 K. 46 minutes... :)I have a lovely route too which take in a short hill, the back of the industrial area on an estate and my beloved fields!

Field path
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damienairAdministrator in reply to Oldfloss

Ah very well done. Sorry I am only replying now.

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RennurGraduate10

Slow 5K at Tooting PR. Followed by a slower 5K on the way back. I guess that's another 10K under my belt!

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Rennur

So sorry I am only replying now. I was a crazy week. Well done on last weeks parkrun

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