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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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RunWillieGraduate10

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

Just no.2 son today for Park run. Hubby was at soccer with all our other boys & the terrier. I’m still on my comeback from Covid. I’m up to 70% of my weekly mileage so getting there.

Lots of milestones for our regulars today. A 250 & 400 park runs. The 400 park runner was also the 20minute pacer. No.2 son couldn’t catch him but came in tenth at 21:05. Willie and I were cheering loudly at the finish line.

Happy park running everyone ❤️🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️
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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Awesome son you have there RW. He’s one to watch! 💥 I’m glad you’re on the come back. Keep at it, you’re nearly there. 🏃‍♀️ 👊

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RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheekychipmunks 😍

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JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Glad to hear you're on your way back to full fitness RW - takes longer than you think!

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RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks JonathanP 😍

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

He’s so amazingly speedy RW! Good to hear you’re getting there, hopefully soon you’ll be able to join him 🤞

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RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

It’s such a joy to watch TailChaser 😍 We’re off on holidays soon so might be tempted to do some park run tourism. Sub 20 here I come 🤣

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Yes! 👍👍👍👏

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Good to hear you are improving again RunWillie. No 2 is definitely one to watch, and what a country to live in to develop his potential.

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RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5 😍

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Glad to hear you’re starting to feel a bit better RW! And wow - No.2 son is really doing well isn’t he!

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RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thanks Oldgirlruns 😍

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damienairAdministrator in reply to RunWillie

Great running again by son no.2 and great to hear your bouncing back and hope your at 100% soon

RunWillie profile image
RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks damienair 😍

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Hey well done son no 2, you must be soooo proud!I'm on my covid recovery period too, takes a while doesn't it. I'm currently about 3.5 mins longer on my Parkrun time but getting there. You'll get there too, just hope you have better patience than me!

😇

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RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Thanks Hedgehogs123 😍

I’m aiming for 80% of my normal mileage this week. Still unsure when I will return to Park run. I don’t have much self control at park run 🤣

Well done for getting back to it.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10

PR no. 90 for me today, but I realised on the way in that this is my last one until July 30th due to a wedding next week, and hols on the next two Saturdays.

Talk about faffage. Jenny couldn’t run today so it was down to me to pick where to go. I’d been planning on Severn Bridge, but looking at the trees dancing around vigorously outside, I thought maybe not! Likewise all the coastal ones didn’t appeal. Eastville? Nah. So I gave myself a hearty shove and headed for Ashton Court, hoping it would be a headwind coming down the hill, not up! 🤞

It sort of was, but as with lots of headwinds, they miraculously pop up in all directions, the cheeky blighters. 😈

It was fine though. First gear engaged and up I trotted, then down I trotted, but with more of a grin. My time was 38:26 (Garmin) 38:39 (PR) Job done. 🏃‍♀️

Happy running friends. ❤️

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

So much choice, so little time Cheeky!😜 Nice to have all those options though...

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Yes we’re lucky Jonathan. I can count 7 within 30 minutes of home that I’ve done, and there are a few more too that I haven’t! But it can cause faffage! 😅

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RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Have you been to Weston Super Mare yet?I see it is so sometimes on the beach, otherwise the prom

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

I’ve done it twice RunaroundSue, and both times were on the prom. However during the summer it’s held on the beach so I’m steering well clear! Have you tried it?

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RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

No not yet. We haven't been to see my brother for ages. Obviously we couldn't go during lockdown, then we met halfway, in Birmingham for our pre Christmas get together.We do need to plan a trip soon though.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Let me know when you’re next here - it would be lovely to meet up! 😀

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RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I will, it probably won't be until September or October at the earliest

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

What is it with wind, it never goes where you want it to!

☀️ Have a lovely holiday cheeky ☀️

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Thanks TC. Not off until the 16th, but we’re at a wedding next Saturday. (Am I wrong to be cross that it’s too far away for me to do PR first?) 😜

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

No! Definitely not! 😆 Isn’t there one you can go to in between or is the timing not going to work out?

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

No I’ll be in my wedding frock and won’t get a chance to shower - or I could have done Severn Bridge! 😈😈😈

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

😩

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Am I wrong to wish I was going to PR and not a wedding TailChaser? 😈😩

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

You should be able to do both imho

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Yes, and I would if it was closer, and also if it was further away as we’d be staying over somewhere, hopefully with a PR nearby. As it is, it’s in Herefordshire, which is neither of the above! 🥺

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

That’s so annoying!!

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Enjoy letting your hair down cheeky 🍾🥂

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

There’ll be dancing in high heels Dexy. 😳

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

😬. I haven’t done that for a while!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I need to be mindful not to turn an ankle. 😩😅

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Now that would spoil parkrun! 😅

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Sorry we had to back out of the Severn again, although if it was as windy as Southsea, probably a good thing. Well done on Ashton Court.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy. Actually the wind was quite welcome in places. 🙏🏻 Hope you’re feeling better. 🤞

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

For some unknown reason, mornings and evenings are the worst.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

That’s not ideal unless you’re a lunchtime kind of runner …..

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Go get the gladrags on and enjoy a guilt free wedding cheeky! PR won’t hold it against you! Glad you managed to decide on one of the many PRs you seem to have handily close by and do it in a respectable time if there were hills (😱) and wind involved!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

I will, thanks OGR. But then I’ll be missing the next two too, as we’ll be on hols, nowhere near a PR. 🥹

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damienairAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Very well done Cheeky. I’m the same as you, I’ll be missing a couple of weeks of parkrun due to being away with work and holidays. You’ll be on the countdaown to 100 then.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

We’ll both have PR FOMO damienair, although I’ll hopefully get some (not) PRs in. 🤞 I’m trying to calculate when my 100th might be ……. it’s a cool milestone isn’t it? 😀

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damienairAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yes it’s great. I haven’t claimed my 100 T-Shirt yet. I have 2 more volunteering days to do to get my V25. I’m going to claim both together. So I might be getting them by the time you get your 100th shirt.

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RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ooh Ashton Court, my toughest parkrun with that hill. Well done

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Thanks RunaroundSue! I just drop into first gear and trot the hill. Loads walk the steep bits and I’d probably be quicker if I did too, but I wouldn’t enjoy it so much!

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Nice to have options as to which one you do. There aren't many near my local one without having to travel about an hour, although I have heard there is a nice one Infront of a stately house and round the park, so maybe worth a try at some point.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Yes we’re very lucky here in Bristol Hedgehogs123. 🙏🏻

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TailChaserGraduate10

Good morning Damien and all,

Just about dried off after a very soggy stint of volunteering. It started raining just as I made my way to Boat Club corner and hasn’t stopped since.

No running today as I overdid it a bit last week so, as I’m having a recovery week, I lent my services to a silly number of different roles: pre-setup, briefing, marshalling and token sorting. Youngest kitten also marshalled but at a different point. Eldest kitten was supposed to Timekeep but he came down with Covid earlier on in the week. Thankfully he’s not too bad, just a bad cold.

I’m going to see how I feel week in week out as the harder marathon training is about to begin… (help me! 🫣)

Have a fab week everyone, the weather is supposed to improve 🤞🤞🤞

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Ahhh noooo poor eldest Kitten. Hope he bounces back quickly. I sure he will. 😀

Probably a good thing to volunteer today. Your marathon plan has you in its jaws and it’s not letting go! Enjoy all the downtime you can! 😅

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheeky, I think I may go and have a nap now 😴

He’s doing ok. He’s going for a walk today as he’s been stuck in his room since Tuesday. That will be a test to see how it’s affected him.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

You may find volunteering is easier while on your marathon plan TC. How lucky Stratford is to have your family involved?

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I am Dexy, it’s less pressure, although I may toddle round next week. The following week is the Compton Verney Half so that’s a definite no-no. We are certainly filling in some of the gaps at the moment.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Kat Family to the fore again! That’s some serious volunteering TC! Sorry to hear eldest kitten has the dreaded lurgy, hope he recovers quickly!

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thanks OG, he’s made of strong stuff so I’m sure he will x

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damienairAdministrator in reply to TailChaser

Well done TC on all your volunteering. Best of luck with all your Marathon training.

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien 👍x

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Wow well done, that's certainly keeping you out if mischief!! Hope your son is ok. After experiencing covid a few weeks ago, I now know how horrible it can be, so fingers crossed he doesn't get any more symptoms 🤞

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Thanks HH! He’s on the mend thank you. He’s a mere whipper snapper at just coming up to 20 so he seems to be fighting it off well. It’s the 2nd time he’s had it even though he’s fully jabbed. Some people seem to be more susceptible, like some seem to get worse symptoms. Hope you’re feeling fully recovered very soon 🤗x

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JonathanPGraduate10

Second parkrun since my atrial fibrillation diagnosis today. All seems to be going well with some lower heart rates in recent runs, so upped the pace a little bit today and came in 11 secs faster than last week at 30.36, with improved stamina in the last k - but still a way to go. Only 150 runners at Portsmouth Lakeside today, so less cars to direct when volunteering as car park marshal!

Happy parkrunning one and all! 😀

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Well done Jonathan, I was hankering after the shelter of lakeside this morning while running west on the seafront.

Your new medication seems to have done the trick. You might even beat that PB soon.

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy - re PB I think that ship may have sailed, but never say never!

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Glad to hear you’re doing OK JP! Only 288 at our end of the island today, wonder where everyone was?! Maybe connected with the Race for Life tomorrow!

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JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Could well be OGR

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damienairAdministrator in reply to JonathanP

Great running Jonathan and nice fitting in a volunteering stint too.

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JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien

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Sandie1961Graduate10

Good morning everyone! As we have a big festival here this weekend and Shake-and-run and I want to go to watch the procession tomorrow morning, we won’t be able to do our Sunday morning run with our French running group. Instead we decided to hop in the car for the 90km journey to the nearest French parkrun in a place called Cubnezais, just north of Bordeaux for our 1st ever overseas parkrun. I was quite excited, because the site said they average 10.9 runners and I thought I might actually get a top 10 finish. Sadly it was not to be. There were 16 runners today - 10 first timers, including an extremely speedy family of 6 in green 250 milestone shirts, 2 ladies from Bedford back for a 2nd time and 2 people who, like us, are 2nd home owners. It was run no 304 and kudos to them for keeping going with hardly any local runners. The course is 3 laps of a country park on a gravel path. I came 15th in 32.47 and Shakes did a fab 36.56. Drinks were provided by the 2 very welcoming volunteers at the end.

Parkrun Cubnezais
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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

So does that mean there were 4 French people at your French parkrun?! Oh that’s a shame but how brilliant to do one abroad, and it’s a Pirate challenge run too. I’m going to be keeping Shakes slow when she comes back to Blighty! 👏👏👏

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

There were absolutely no French people there. The other 2 were Danish and, I think, Dutch😳 Crazy!

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

None???!! That’s madness! 😧

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Well done Sandie1961 and Shake-and-run . Your first French parkrun! Was it mainly expats involved? You’ve probably got your highest place ever there.

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Pretty much all Brits. Parkrun really hasn’t taken off here. Such a shame!

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CmoiGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

You drove 90km *each way* for a parkrun Sandie1961 and Shake-and-run?! I can't get my head round that at all - why would you want to run three laps of a country park when you've got gorgeous places to run where you are?! Glad you enjoyed it though. 😀

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Cmoi

I know, but we didn’t have anything better to do (except for our weekly pétanque session in the afternoon). It just felt like an itch that needed to be scratched! 😂

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CmoiGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

I know that feeling, only mine generally involves running up extra hills and inclines for no good reason! 🤣🤣🤣

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Cmoi

It’s called parkrun addiction Cmoi!

Cmoi profile image
CmoiGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Clearly a very slippery slope!

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Cmoi

I’d definitely do it, there’s parkrun challenges that need to be ticked off!

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CmoiGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

I think even doing one Parkrun would be quite sufficient challenge for me TailChaser, brings out all my overthinking-weirdo-misfit insecurities. 🤔😕

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Cmoi

Believe me Cmoi, there are plenty of us there 🥸

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Shake-and-runGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

It seems a bit crazy to go so far for a Parkrun, but this was a Parkrun in another country so had to be done (and the boys were willing to come with us and be supportive). Felt quite sorry for the volunteers there, they put it on every week and yet get such small fields, I hope we made them feel appreciated. It was a nice enough spot but not somewhere to go for the scenery (unless you like power stations and pylons).

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CmoiGraduate10 in reply to Shake-and-run

I'm sure the volunteers really did appreciate your travelling all that way. It still makes my head explode though!

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Great tourism there Sandie! What a shame that they can’t drum up more local support but well done to them for keeping it going - and to you and Shakes for undertaking a lengthy round trip to do it!

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

It had to be done. We now have 50% of our parkrun countries. Where next? 😃

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CmoiGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Speaking as someone who left the UK 16 years ago to live in a rural part of France, I see Parkrun as a very British (or perhaps that should be Anglophone) activity that isn't a natural fit with French culture, habits and attitudes to sport. Come to that, C25K is the same! So it doesn't actually surprise me that it's not well-supported by French people.

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

That's what I call committed Sandie (or deluded, depending on your point of view!😜).

No, definitely the former!👍

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

I doubt we’ll be going back but it was definitely worth going. They were so welcoming!

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Wow, that sounds really exciting! Just a shame there were more runners than you expected! Amazing that none of them were french though!

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Sandie1961

Fantastic and very well done on your first overseas parkrun. How cool 😎 is that.

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to damienair

I know it was a long way to go but with only 7 parkruns in France it had to be done 😃 Now we need to find 2 more countries to get the badge 😂

I (finally) did my first one this morning and it was great fun. My husband needed a haircut nearby so he dropped me off and took me out for a brunch date to celebrate afterwards. We parked a decent walk away and it was nice walking through the park past the deer to the start. Everyone was really friendly. Although I’d read about the course, hearing the briefing confirming this one is 2.5km uphill followed by 2.5km back down was a little worrisome. Some regulars gave me some great advice (don’t get carried away at the start and remember the hill will eventually finish!!) and then we were off.

Although I’d warmed up with a walk and stretches, I hadn’t done a 5 minute warm up run which I’ll do next time. Toxic ten going up a never ending hill wasn’t fun but I felt like I paced it well and was never in danger of stopping. I overtook quite a few people as it got more comfortable. It was a head down, get it done run until the halfway point and then downhill all the way. That was super. I high fived a few marshals and even managed to enjoy the scenery. And then with a little sprint finish it was done!

With a total beginner’s error, my paper card had disintegrated and I couldn’t find one on my phone. The numbers were just about visible so some friendly hi vis people sorted it out. I was mega pleased with my time. I was aiming for under 35 minutes but was nearly five minutes faster than that. Sixth in my category. Woo hoo!

Gentle walk through the park again and a superb brunch (poached egg, avocado, burnt corn salsa, cheese, rocket and a toasted tortilla) including two cups of coffee as a treat! Can’t wait for next time.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to MissUnderstanding

Sounds like Ashton Court. Deer, 2.5k up, 2.5k down? I was there if it was MU!

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MissUnderstandingGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

That’s the one! I could have waved!!!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to MissUnderstanding

You would have been speeding down as I was trundling up! 😅

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to MissUnderstanding

I love the older gentleman marshal who gives out high fives. He’s always there, and he had a fake cardboard hand after the covid restrictions lifted the first time so he could still give them! ❤️

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MissUnderstandingGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I absolutely love that!!!

Sounds like it went well! 🙂

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MissUnderstandingGraduate10 in reply to Liono

I was really pleased. I was aiming to run it all and not go silly and get carried away. That was definitely a tick on both fronts. Looking forward to the next one!

No greater recommendation than that! Will get a few 5k under my belt then give it a go too.

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Liono

You can walk it all, or do a mix of running,jogging and walking. You’ll love it.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to MissUnderstanding

Well done for doing Ashton Court as your first one MissU!

Tip: take a screenshot of your barcode so you’ll always be able to retrieve it on your phone with no signal. As I started before phones were allowed, I bought the credit card size barcode which copes in sweaty pockets and have the key tags attached to various running shoes , you’d hate to miss out by forgetting a barcode.

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MissUnderstandingGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thank you for the tips! I’ve been laminating and screen shotting and saving so I’ll definitely be sorted for next time.

I know Ashton Court quite well so it seemed like a good idea without thinking about the hill! Maybe the next one will be a flatter one. Where I live there are loads of hills so I had to get used to them pretty quickly during c25k. I’m thinking Clevedon might be nice if it’s not too windy. I’ve been blown about over there more times than I’d care to think about!

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to MissUnderstanding

Oh yes, we are a prom parkrun and the headwind is our version of hills! Glad you enjoyed it.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to MissUnderstanding

There is a Greater Bristol challenge to complete 5 runs in the area. I’ve managed 1 at cheekychipmunks home parkrun. You’ve got one already.

Greater Bristol parkrun challenge
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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Yes I should do those Dexy5. Just 2 for me so far. 😀

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Another challenge to meet. 😂

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MissUnderstandingGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Where ca. I find this challenge?

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to MissUnderstanding

apps.apple.com/gb/app/runni...

This app is available on iOS, and I think something similar is on other phones. This is another slippery slope. Once downloaded, you log your barcode number and it keeps track of your parkruns, includes another easy to find barcode, and shows you your achievements in various challenges. Have fun..

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Hence Sandie1961 and Shake-and-run ’s need to travel 90km to a French parkrun… you start to do strange things in the name of parkrun! And then you start volunteering and doing things like briefing 100’s of strangers and marshalling in the pouring rain. Then you realise you have an addiction, but it’s a very healthy one so nothing to worry about 🤭

Well done MissUnderstanding! Welcome to parkrun 😃🤗🙌

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Dexy5

Same here and we did it on the same day too 😀

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Of course damienair! Being a compass point is good too of course, and I think you are doing better. I’ve only got east and south.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to MissUnderstanding

Welcome to the parkrun family MU! I’m so glad you enjoyed your first one- I’m sure it won’t be the last!

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to MissUnderstanding

Congratulations on your first parkrun MU! Sounds like you are hooked already. 👍

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to MissUnderstanding

Congratulations!!! It's great isn't it?!.I love Parkrun, totally addicted and just love getting that email with the results!! 😃. Our local Parkrun us brilliant, everyone is so friendly and although there's a bit competition for times, it's all done in good faith and with humour and everyone is so supportive. Glad you enjoyed it😁

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damienairAdministrator in reply to MissUnderstanding

Excellent, congratulations and very well done on your first parkrun, it’s a lovely way to kick off the weekend.

Number 48 and nendy week at burnage.

Running club June challenges over and we had a bit of a palaver with the total scores calculations so will have to wait til next week sometime for the team captains to work them all out. Feeling very confident though as we had about 700 point lead over second place as of last Sunday. My own personal stats were 364km of running and 8968 metres of ascent (both significant monthly PBs)

As for the parkrun, I think I earned that marvellous bacon butty after going up those steps twice! Was told before that it was a few steps round behind the rugby club. I wasn't expecting 26 of them! Fortunately they are small enough to take 2 at a time so I didn't have to alter my stride much.

Was taking it easy this week so still had plenty of energy for the second time round at least.

Next week I'll be at a flat course, probably south manchester, as I've got the wilmslow 10k next Sunday so will just be a final shake out run to keep me loose for that. Raced the same 10k course at the festive edition back in November so will see if I can improve on the 43 minutes I got then.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Hargo

Parkrun steps, oh my word! That sounds serious!

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to Hargo

Oh my gosh, steps??!!! I'm just so glad our local Parkrun is fairly flat, through a beautiful park and along the river!!

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Dexy5Graduate10

Hello everyone, last week’s parkrun was at the beginning of the lurgy and I haven’t been able to run since. We keep getting negative Covid results but whatever it is it’s hanging around. I pressed the snooze button 6 times this morning before drinking my morning tea and getting into running gear. I decided I would walk or jog very slowly with Oldgirlruns . UpTheStanley decided to volunteer and help out in general. Mr & Mrs Coddfish decided to walk it . So we all stood near the back at the start. I don’t know what happened but when I crossed the start line I started a light jog and realised that I had left the others behind , and fell in to step with another lady. She was from Hove, although lived in Southsea before. As I lived in Hove before we had plenty to talk about. At the turning cone we realised how strong the wind was now it was in our face, but we kept on chatting and gently jogging. We were keeping each other going to be honest. I got her to increase her speed at the end and let her cross the line first. It wasn’t about time today, just about getting out there and being part of the parkrun family.

And how lovely it was. Because of the muddy run and race 4 life on the common this weekend we had less than 300 parkrunners. No misbehaving noted.

Whoops 38.15 parkrun, Mr Garmin 37.29

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I’m glad you got out today Dexy. You’d probably have regretted not doing so. Now it’s time to shake that darned lurgy. 👊

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

There was a bit of FOMO involved cheeky. I am going to try running again on Monday. 🤞

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I’m going to run with you OGR, she said - pah! Coddfish and I knew that was never going to happen! But I’m glad you were able to run the whole thing and hope you and UTS start to feel better soon!

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

😂😂

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

That was a bonus being able to run Dexy! Parkrun is very strong medicine!

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

I was surprised I could do it JP, but I couldn’t have done my usual pace.

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Who cares what the time was. You enjoyed it and that’s the main thing 😃

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

So right Sandie

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Covid us horrible and even though I've been clear for 14 days, it still wants to hang around and tease me. It's badly affected my breathing which is so annoying. Last week was my first Parkrun after covid and I sounded like I needed the defib as I was running round. I'm still a good 3.5 mins down in what I normally run PR . Hope you feel better soon🤞

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Sorry you’ve had Covid hedgehogs; I know it can take ages to recover. We kept doing tests but all negative for us, thankfully.

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AlMorrGraduate10

Good afternoon Damien, this morning I ran my 50th parkrun at Dunfermline parkrun in a time of 33:09 with a age grading of 58.17%, it was also Dunfermline's 7th birthday. Before the run I told the RD that it was my 50th parkrun and she mentioned my name at the RD's briefing, I was applauded by the other 175 runners who took part, all in all I was very happy with my run today, after the run I had a cup cake which the RD baked and a small piece of birthday cake, yummy, the photographer also took a photo of me holding a 50 parkrun slogan, that photo may appear on the Dunfermline Parkrun Facebook page later.

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Doris8Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Well done 👏 . Hope you enjoyed your cake 🧁

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Doris8

Thanks Doris8, the cake and cup cake were delicious 😋

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Mudita11Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Yay! Congratulations AlMorr 🎉🎈🎂. I was looking out for your run report. Glad it went well and that you got a round of applause (and cake!)

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Mudita11

Thanks Mudita11, I enjoyed my 50th parkrun this morning and yes the cake was delicious 😋

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Congratulations Al, you definitely deserved the cake on your 50th run. I hope you have better luck getting your 50 shirt than I have with V50. My size hasn’t been in stock for over a month. Having said that, I love my purple V25.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy, like my 25 purple run T Shirt I will wait until I get a email from Parkrun Headquarters, I will then order my 50 red T Shirt 👚, I may also order a red barcode wristband just to celebrate although I don't really need one as the 25 purple wristband barcode fits my wrist perfectly.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

You could always buy yourself the enamel badge instead of a wristband Al, and wear it when you are at walking club. You might be able to get some recruits.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Something to think about Dexy, in my Thursday morning walking club there are about 16 people, it's made up of slow walkers who walk about 1 Kilometre, the other two groups are walking 2 and 4 kilometers, I am with the group who walks 4K in around 45 minutes, they know I go to parkrun on a Saturday but only Keith who sadly died in January show any interest in running, there is also a Tuesday morning walking club which I don't go to, unlike the Thursday group which is very near to where I live, the Tuesday walk takes place at the same place where I go for one of the other parkruns I go to but on a slightly different route, Drumpellier Country Park which is about 10 miles from where I live.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I did get the email from parkrun , but it did take a while to come through, but as Oldgirlruns says, you can go direct to your profile and the milestone club shows your entitlement to purchase.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy for that information 👍

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Don’t know that they still do the emails now Al, since we started paying for the tee shirts. But your parkrun profile will be updated and once it is there’s a link to buying the shirt. That’s how it worked when I got my 50 volunteer shirt anyway…….

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Oh yes, you’re definitely in the photos Al, there’s no mistaking that beard! The cake looks rather good I must say! Congratulations on your 50th Parkrun, here’s to the next 50!

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Congratulations on your 50th parkrun Al - here's to the next 50!👏👏👏

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks Oldgirlruns and JonathanP, I will get the 50 T Shirt 👚 ASAP 😊👕

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

PS 7/7/2022-Update, I have just ordered my 50 red T Shirt 👚.

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Congratulations Al. Getting to 50 is really something special. My shirt arrived within a week so go for it!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

I certainly will, I noticed where to order the 50 T Shirt on my Profile Parkrun page.

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damienairAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

Ah fantastic Alan. Huge congratulations to you on your 50th parkrun. Brilliant. I’m so sorry for my delay in replying. My brother and his wife and their 15 month old Son were visiting this weekend. I was busy entertaining. I’m delighted for you and great way to celebrate your 50th parkrun at a parkrun anniversary event.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien, I enjoyed my 50th parkrun at Dunfermline parkrun yesterday, the photos of yesterday, including the cakes and me with a 50 slogan are now on the Dunfermline Parkrun Facebook page.

Rennur profile image
RennurGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Here's to the next 50, Al. Well done.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Rennur

👍 🏃🏾 Thanks

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Congratulations 🎉 That's a big milestone 🙌

You definitely deserved that cake 🎂, and how lovely to get a shout out like that from the Race Director

Here's to many more parkruns to come for you Al

Keep running

Keep inspiring ☺

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Thanks Birdlady64, it was very nice to hear my name getting a shout for my 50th parkrun 😊 🏃🏾

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Mudita11Graduate10

Hi damienair. Southampton’s 10th anniversary today and 840 runners. I was a good minute slower than my PB but I put that down to a strong headwind 🤣🤣. Enjoyed it though as always

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Mudita11

Loved Southampton Common parkrun when we did it some years ago. We must return one day.

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Mudita11Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

You must! And I intend to do Southsea one of these days. It’s on my wish list 😃

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Mudita11

Be sure to let us know when you do.

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Mudita11

Great running and wow, that’s a busy parkrun. Big numbers.

Hi everyone, Parkrun no 24 and 21st at Lowestoft. Another windy and warm Saturday morning on the east coast. The head wind running south was rather brutal. Smaller than usual numbers this week with 279 over the finish line. Not sure why! I stopped briefly on the second lap to check on a lady who had stopped and sat down by the promenade wall. She said she was having a dizzy spell but was okay, so I left her in the hands of the nearby marshall. A slow 39:02 for me today. I seem to have lost the ability to run 5k without walks. I think it’s partly mind over matter and partly that I don’t suit running in the warmer weather. Hopefully in the autumn I might chase down that PB!Looking forward to my first milestone run next week! 💜

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Newbierunner84

Well done for stopping to check on a fellow parkrunners Newbierunner, that’s definitely in the parkrun spirit! Enjoy your milestone run next week!

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Newbierunner84

Well done on your parkrun and enjoy your milestone run next weekend. I’m sure you’ll be chasing your PB in the Autumn.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10

Hi Damien, I’m feeling just bit chuffed with myself today because I actually managed to run the whole of parkrun without a walking break for the first time in months! I know I can do it - I did a 7km trot along the seafront during the week but for some reason I’ve struggled at parkrun, probably because I know I can walk it in a respectable time! Coddfish, Mr C and I tucked ourselves in at the back and we set off slowly, me because that’s what I do and them for various health reasons. The second half of the run was into the wind (I’m the weird one who quite likes running into a headwind!) but it was a bright sunny morning and all was well. I came in at 284 out of 288 with a parkrun time of 50:47. But that’s ok, I did it! Happy running folks!

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

You did do it Oldgirlruns. Back to running ways, and you were looking good.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Absolutely amazing OGR! That’s the best news. 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️ Wait though. You like running into the wind. What? 😳😂

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I know, weird or what? But, hey, someone has to do it!

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Well done OGR! It's running all the way from now on! 😜

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

A big congratulations to you Oldgirlruns on running non stop at parkrun on Saturday, well done

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Oldgirlruns

Congratulations and very well done on running your full parkrun, great effort. I know what you mean, I ran 13K last Sunday and sometimes struggle to run a full parkrun without taking a walking break or two. I also ran all of mine this weekend with my Cocker Spaniel daughter.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien, it’s frustrating isn’t it when you know you can do it but somehow it doesn’t happen! Hope your “daughter” enjoyed her outing!

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RennurGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Well done. I do enjoy jeffing, but am working my way back to running a full parkrun - and beyond.

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nowsterGraduate10

Good evening, Damien.

I had planned some parkrun tourism whilst on holiday. I'd chosen National Trust Blickling Park as the better site (of three). The nearest (about 10 minutes drive) would be several laps of a local sports field and the other was about 35 minutes away.

I arrive at Blickling at 8.40am. I get a parking ticket from the one machine that's working, change my shoes and go to the start point. There's a marker arrow for parkrun, which is hopeful. I enter the park and go towards what looks like the start point on the map.

Nobody there. There are a lot of security guards and there's activity laying out trackways and portaloos behind temporary fencing. This doesn't look hopeful.

I retrace my steps and notice others dressed in running gear. They're similarly puzzled.

Eventually I get mobile signal and check the venue's website. Next weekend is marked as being cancelled due to a concert being held on the grounds. I have a hunch and check the volunteer roster. NO EVENT.

Bother bother bother bother!

I could have easily gone to Sheringham this morning. It was only a little further.

Anyway, I hang around further and eventually get talking to a few guys who were similarly disgruntled. We decide to run it as a parkrun anyway. The two of us who knew the route walked to the official start point, which had a little permanent parkrun start marker on a fencepost.

One of us counted down and we were off. A guy in a red tee shirt decided to run with me.

He was a semi-regular here, travelling from Norwich. The opening section is uphill, I wasn't warmed up and still in the Toxic Ten, so I found it a bit of a chore to keep up my end of the conversation.

It then levelled out and became easier. The route had a few non-obvious turns, but thankfully my guide (and the guy running ahead) knew where to turn. There are two gates on the route. Normally the marshals would hold them open, but we didn't have any.

The final stretch is a slight downhill. However, this course needs one and three quarters laps for 5km.

We go round the big turn near the entrance and back towards the start point. The two security guards on deck chairs greet us as we go past.

We then go past the start point again and my companion and pacer indicates that he wants to pull ahead and does so. I keep him in sight until he makes a wrong turn and points me to the correct path whilst he continues on doing a slightly longer (wrong) route.

Eventually my watch beeps to say the 5km is up. There is no marker, but there is a big tree.

I run a little long, then stop the watch.

The four of us briefly congregate for a quick chat and one took a group photo before we each went our own separate ways.

I've recorded it as a Freedom Parkrun. My "unofficial time" for the 5km is 26:26, which would have been my fastest ever time at a parkrun venue.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to nowster

😂😂 A little tip Nowster: there is a web page for parkruns to record cancelled runs.

parkrun.org.uk/cancellations/

It’s worth checking this or Facebook before heading off for a different run.

Good perseverance though. Did you find out why it was off?

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nowsterGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

It was off because of concert preparation for Bryan Adams this coming Friday and Michael Bublé the following Monday.

But honestly, they could have run there yesterday if they'd coordinated with the concert prep folks who were still in the very early stages of setting up.

An agreement for no traffic to be crossing the route from 9am to 10am or an instruction for runners to "give way" if the security people asked them to do so would have been sufficient. None of the route was obstructed during the time I was there and the security guards were very happy for us to be running round. We even had a bit of a joke with them about lap timing.

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damienairAdministrator in reply to nowster

Ah such a pity it was canceled, but very well done on your freedom parkrun and great finish time and great effort.

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Kat332zzGraduate10

Another hot run for me today. Did the Welcome Talk first, staggered round the course, trying some heart rate training atm, but cannot keep it in zone 2 for love, money or walking! Time a much slower than last week, 36+ mins, then helped pack away at the end. Chocolates on offer this week for someone’s 100th Parkrun.Glad your feeling better, well done for MU’s first run, wow younger Kits time, love the Freedom park run report, and well done to all the other runners.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Kat332zz

Well done Kat. The only time I’ve done parkrun in zone 2 is walking it!

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Kat332zz

Very well done on your parkrun and thanks for volunteering.

00marks profile image
00marksGraduate10

Something different for me this week - I volunteered! I thought it was time for me to give back to parkrun and so sent an email to the organisers asking to volunteer this week. I was assigned the role of a timekeeper. After watching a youtube video it was clear what I needed to do. It was great fun volunteering and gave me a chance to talk to new people.

Top tip - if you are timekeeping then make sure your phone is 100% charged. The timekeeping app is a real battery hog and used 70% of my charge in the hour it was running.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to 00marks

We love volunteers at parkrun, and it’s great when someone new steps up.Yes it’s wise to fully charge the phone before parkrun if timekeeping and barcode scanning. But if you’ve got a healthy battery and use airplane mode, it shouldn’t be a problem.

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damienairAdministrator in reply to 00marks

Well done and thank you for volunteering. Timer is one of my favourite jobs.

Saturday was to be my second Parkrun, first on the IoW. It was all looking a little ghostly and I was getting a little (pathetically) frantic and realised a few other people were also looking lost! The course was looking brilliant as it had been flattened the week before by The Festival. And there you have it, relocated, I needed a 'Ticket to Ryde'! So in a bad state of mind (pathetic) I ran 2k and then stopped. Back to base. Stop being pathetic, out again and I ran a very pleasant and enjoyable 4k on a slightly different route. Lesson learned, failed this lesson all my life, probably fail again, 'chill out' 😎

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Chinkoflight

Well done on your run.

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RunaroundSueGraduate10

As mentioned elsewhere I am being careful with my knee.Yesterday, back at my home parkrun after our tourist travels, the grass was still dry and in good running condition so I set off to do a walk/run. The plan was to run on the even ground and walk where it was rough going (tussocks, tree routes, stony).

But before I knew it I had run 2K. I made myself slow to a walk even though I wanted to run more

Just then three people overtook me and I realised that they were Jeffing so I asked if I could join them. We completed the parkrun running 1 minute intervals with 30 second walks, and chatting until we ran the last half kilometre to the finish.

It was very enjoyable and is the way to go, I think.

We are off to Penrhyn Castle or Newborough Forest next week.

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RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

I forgot to mention that I did the First Timers briefing (my regular spot when I am at Marple).In the absence of any brave vounteers I also decided to have a go at putting down the Start banner (many people have tried and failed in the past, including me :) )

Amazingly I got it right first time, with ab urgent shout for someone to bring over the bag to stuff it in.

Inspired by that success I then tackled the bag tent and to my surprise I did that in one go as well.

I will never touch either of those again

🤣

Luckily someone took a photo to record it for posterity. And the Run Director gave me a bonus volunteer credit of Post Event Closedown

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damienairAdministrator in reply to RunaroundSue

Fantastic and that sounds lovely, it’s so much nicer jeffing with others

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10

Hi damien , well I managed to run my second post covid Parkrun yesterday and although I'm still a lot slower than pre covid, I did manage a minute quicker than last week and didn't sound like I needed the defib as many people remarked last week! This morning I managed a steady 8km and although I could feel it in my lungs it wasn't as bad as I thought it may be. So.,patience is a virtue and I just have to remember that and I guess the PBs will just have to wait and hopefully they'll be back!🤞

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Hedgehogs123

Yes it takes a few weeks to recover properly. You’ll be back on form soon.

1st ever Parkrun today at Herrington Park near Sunderland. Really enjoyed it,

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Mouse_by_the_sea

Congratulations on running your first parkrun at Herrington Park, glad you enjoyed your run yesterday.

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Mouse_by_the_sea

Excellent, very well done on your first parkrun. Great way to kick off the weekend. Becomes addictive too.

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Yesletsgo60minGraduate

I was unexpectedly at home on Friday night so did my local Parkrun on Saturday. Hardly any people, only 53 rather than the hundred or so we usually get. Reading the posts above maybe it was due to the Race for Life (or maybe because there's a beer festival on locally ;) )I finished 43rd, about average for me in an average time.

We haven't done the Parkrun for the last couple of weeks as we've been away. Excuses include (a) a 25 minute uphill walk to .where it's held, at least I think it's uphill (b) the first week the weather was just too hot (c) the second week we overslept. Maybe we'll manage it this Saturday if we're here.

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Yesletsgo

Well done. To be honest I’d have been at the beer festival 🤣

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Yesletsgo60minGraduate in reply to damienair

🍺🍺🍺😂😂😂

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RennurGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Even I would be hard pushed to make a beer festival at 9am !!!

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RennurGraduate10

No PR for me this week. In fact no running at all! 2 days jigging up and down at a music festival is more tiring that a 10 miler! Different muscles, I'm sure. Back on it tomorrow...

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