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How did your parkrun or (not)parkrun go?

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damienairAdministrator
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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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cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Hi Damien and fellow PR friends 👋

Jenny and I had made a pact to do Eastville this weekend. I stuck to it; she didn’t! She has an Etsy shop and to be fair she was busy packing things up to send …. so I’ll forgive her 😅

What an amazing morning. 😍 Bright sunshine, no wind, but chilly 🥶 Not cold enough to wear long sleeves or long leggings, but capris, my 100 top, gloves and shades were the order of the day.

Loads of runners turned out. So many that the start was pedestrian to say the least. It explains why my time was surprisingly slow (39:13, 38:59 Garmin). I lost at least a minute during the first km, looking at my stats. It didn’t matter as other than that I felt awesome, and loved running up and down the hills, even the steep little one up from the lake. 💪 It’s the first run I’ve done recently where I felt my legs are getting back to normal. Hallelujah, it’s been weeks. 🙏🏻

Ashton Court next weekend. Bring on that hill! 😀

Sunny Eastville Park
over61andstilltrying profile image
over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Looks just beautiful! 😊 And  legs are getting back to normal! Really good to read. 😊🏃‍♀️

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thanks over61 ❤️ Yes, Eastville Park is a bit of a jewel in a not particularly attractive part of Bristol. It’s lovely. 😀

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

You are awesome cheekychipmunks! Well done, it’s good to hear the legs are listening to you again, at last.

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

It’s been long enough Dexy! 🙄😅🙏🏻

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

💪💪💪💪💪

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

damienair profile image
damienairAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Well done Cheeky. It was a gorgeous morning.

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

The best, wasn’t it Damien? 🙏🏻☀️

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Looks lovely Cheeky - your legs obviously responded to the view and the weather!

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

It was the best morning for a run Jonathan. My favourite. ☀️🥶🥰

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I don’t know how I missed your post yesterday cheeky. Glad to see that at least you were appropriately attired ! Great that your legs are behaving themselves now. I did mean to say well done on an excellent marathon weekly chat last week; it had a really nice buzz about it.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Easy to miss with so many posts BC 😀 Yes I was wearing leggings - unlike some! 🤣

Aww thanks, I had fun hosting the chat and was honoured to have been asked. I’m a chatty sort, so it came naturally really. 😀

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Dendev75Graduate10

Hi Damien and fellow pr runners 👋🏻. I wasn’t feeling ‘it’ this morning. My usual Parkrun route was cancelled so I set off for the more local but very undulating park run. It was 4 degrees but lovely bright sunshine - nice and dry. I set off with my running buddy but straight away I felt I couldn’t get my breathing right - it may have been the cold. I said I wanted today to be a nice and slow run that we could finish easily, it felt tough all the way (lots of hills on this park run trail). Anyway we didn’t stop, we kept on and managed a sprint finish (that felt good) much slower than last week but that was fine. ☺️

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Dendev75

Well done Dendev. “Undulations” can make quite a difference to those of us used to flat running. I do like the downhills though.

Dendev75 profile image
Dendev75Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

thanks Dexy5, I used to hate hills but I now enjoy the challenge and like you love the downhill part 😋

damienair profile image
damienairAdministrator in reply to Dendev75

Brilliant running and very well done on keeping going.

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dendev75

Sounds like the perfect run to me Dendev. Well done! 👊

Dendev75 profile image
Dendev75Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

it ended up being a good one 😊 thanks ☺️

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damienairAdministrator

I did not parkrun today. I have not run in a couple of weeks. But I have been doing plenty of walking with my lovely Ruby (Doggie), it was her first birthday on Thursday. So this morning I did a parkwalk at Trim parkrun with Ruby. It is a gorgeous 2 lap course along the Boyne river with views of an ancient Abbey and Trim Castle which was used for the filming of Brave Heart. It was a gorgeous crisp frosty morning. I came in last place, number 44, I was the only person walking. But I left the Tail Walkers for dust, Ruby and I finished our 5K walk in a time of 44:35. Very respectable walking pace I think.

I'll be back running again tomorrow. I want to be running 5K without a walking break by Christmas.

Newbierunner84 profile image
Newbierunner84 in reply to damienair

That is a speedy walk! Happy belated birthday to Ruby! 🐾 🎂

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Lovely walk with Ruby Damien! It’s joyous with a four legged friend isn’t it? 🐕🥰

damienair profile image
damienairAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Great for tiring her out too😂

Ruby
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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Oh look at her Damien! Snoozy well exercised pup. Perfect combination. 🥰

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to damienair

parkwalking can be just as much fun as parkrunning Damienair, and you don’t need a shower afterwards! 😂😂

damienair profile image
damienairAdministrator in reply to Dexy5

I need a shower. 😂 I perspire just as much doing a fast walk. And burn the same amount of calories.

Dendev75 profile image
Dendev75Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Happy birthday to Ruby 🥳 well done both on a fast park run walk 👍🏻

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to damienair

That is a good time for a walk Damien! She’ll keep you on your toes, no doubt!

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

I was thinking that too TC. It’s not far off my dog jog at Pomphrey Hill last weekend 😅

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Have a good run tomorrow Damien

Oldgirlruns profile image
OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to damienair

As a fairly regular parkwalker Damien, that sounds like a very respectable time to me! And walking with the gorgeous Rubydog sounds even better!

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrAmbassador

Good afternoon Damien, it seems that Autumn for me is the season to get PB's at parkrun, last year I got several PB's at a lot of the places I run except Dunfermline parkrun, this morning I ran my 33rd parkrun at Dunfermline, No. 66 altogether in a time of 31.35 a PB there and for the very first I got a +60% age grading of 61.06% despite a few short walks up the steepest of the hills, I am very happy and gets me ready for my first Half Marathon on Sunday 27th November, so I won't be at a parkrun next Saturday.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Well done Al, and Good Luck for your HM!

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrAmbassador in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy and TailChaser ✅✅🏃🏾🏃🏾

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Oh congratulations Al! That sets you up brilliantly for next Sunday! 👏👏👏

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Well done on your age grading Al - it'll be a while before I get back to 60%!

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrAmbassador in reply to JonathanP

Thanks JP, I was quite surprised on getting a PB and a +60% age grading this morning, I managed to run up all but the steepest hills, I have only ran 3 sub 32 minutes times at Dunfermline out of the 33 times I have ran there.

Tasha99 profile image
Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

brilliant stuff Al! 💪🏽

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AlMorrAmbassador in reply to Tasha99

👍 🏃🏾

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Wow, a half marathon - good luck Al!

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AlMorrAmbassador in reply to Oldgirlruns

👍

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

You never fail to amaze me Al. Brilliant. 👏👏👏 Can’t wait to hear all about your HM. 🏃‍♂️👊

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AlMorrAmbassador in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks CC, I usually go a long 🚶 walk on a Sunday morning as I am about to do today at 8.30 but next Sunday it will be a long run🏃🏾

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damienairAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

Brilliant running Alan. Congratulations on your course PB and best wishes for your training and Half Marathon.

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrAmbassador in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien, perhaps part of my training was the 12K walk I went this morning (17,386 steps) part of which is on a half marathon trail route which takes place at the end of October, so no parkrun next Saturday in preparation for my long run next Sunday.

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RunWillieGraduate10

Hi damienair & all,

PB for no.2 son today & goal achieved for the sub 20. He came in 4th at 19:46.  So proud of him. 

Happy park running to those who can ❤️🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️
Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Congratulations no 2 son on that amazing PB. No doubt there will be another target to aim for now.

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to RunWillie

I knew he was keeping a bit back for a “smash it out of the park” sub 20 🙂 Congratulations RunWillie minor 👏👏👏👏🥇

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over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Many congratulations to your son! 👏🎉 How much time and how far does he run each week?

RunWillie profile image
RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thanks over61andstilltrying

He runs three times a week outside of school. A 7k with our run club, a shorter interval run with our run club and park run. Probably takes him no longer than an hour in total🔥

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over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Wow! Seems like one turbo charged lad to me!🔥

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Wow RW! Congratulations to no.2 son 👏👏👏 It was only a matter of time though. I wonder how fast he’ll get? Really looking forward to hearing how he progresses. Did you get to run?

RunWillie profile image
RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Thanks TailChaser

I wasn’t running park run as opted to do a 5 mile run instead to complete my first 50k week since Covid. I was gutted though as I took it too easy & missed him coming in at the finish line. Hubby was about 6mins behind him in park run. We’ve bought him some super duper carbon plated shoes for Christmas so it will be interesting to see how he goes in them. 🤩

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Oh nice! He’ll be hard to stop in those! Congratulations on your 50k, I bet that felt very satisfying and a big relief 👏👏

RunWillie profile image
RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Just need to see if I can increase it next year & I just might be able to run a marathon 😮

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Well done mini RW!

Tasha99 profile image
Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to RunWillie

So fast! 💨 💪🏽

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Superstar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

damienair profile image
damienairAdministrator in reply to RunWillie

Wow. Absolutely fantastic. Huge Congratulations to Son No.2. I'm delighted for him.

Newbierunner84 profile image
Newbierunner84

Hi Parkrunners, it was a volunteering stint for me today. I did barcode scanning at Lowestoft. We were about 100 people down on last week. Presumably due to the damp, cold and windy weather. Winter is definitely on its way! I’m going out for my not PR shortly. I’m sat here with all my gear on, just waiting for my husband to get home so I can go out. Luckily the sun is making an appearance so it might be a bit nicer than it was a few hours ago!

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Newbierunner84

Well done for volunteering Newbierunner84!

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Newbierunner84

I now feel guilty that we had the best weather for PR here in Bristol yesterday. I hope you didn’t get too chilly barcode scanning. 🤞

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Newbierunner84 in reply to cheekychipmunks

My new fingerless gloves definitely helped! I know it sounds silly but I don’t feel like I have proper control of my phone with normal gloves on, even if they are touchscreen ones. So this winter I decided fingerless ones for barcode scanning and timekeeping were the way forward. I still throughly enjoyed myself despite the cold!

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Newbierunner84

I never trust touchscreen gloves either! 😅

damienair profile image
damienairAdministrator in reply to Newbierunner84

Thank you for volunteering and hope you had a lovely (not)parkrun.

David_G profile image
David_G

Hi damienair and running friends, I’m still recovering from injury at the virtual London Marathon but at least I’m off crutches now. I celebrated by walking the Bognor Regis Parkrun course with the tail walker this morning. I think we put the world to rights while walking around! 😊

It was great to meet Parkrun and running club friends and some of them even stayed behind once they’d finished their runs to cheer me on at the finish line 🏁👏👏 which was very kind of them! 😍

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to David_G

Getting there 👍

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to David_G

How lovely that your running buddies cheered you on David - it must have been nice for you. Don’t rush your comeback until you’ve seen your physio though.

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to David_G

Great to see you progressing David, hopefully it won’t be long now 🤞

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to David_G

A nice touch to mark your return to parkrun David!

Oldgirlruns profile image
OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to David_G

That sounds like a nice way to recover David but don’t overdo it!

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to David_G

Parkwalk is the new parkrun David. A great way to get back into it, well done. 😀

damienair profile image
damienairAdministrator in reply to David_G

Well done. I walked at parkrun too and loved it. Best wishes with your recovery.

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Dexy5Graduate10

Hello all! 9c and low cloud here at parkrun time and I chose to wear long sleeves for the first time and long leggings. I think I judged it about right , but my gloves came off within the first km. it was great to see Oldgirlruns running it today in her new 50 red T-shirt. It was my 101st in Southsea, 129th overall. I’ve almost caught UpTheStanley up on 130, but up to now he has missed parkruns in the hockey season, or, over the last year, if he’s been RD or volunteer .

He still amazes me with his 69.5% age grade score. I’m pleased to be 1st in my new higher age group today and it was my fastest time at southsea since April.

Wonderful breakfast at the Beach Cafe followed, and the sun is shining now of course.

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Sounds like the perfect morning Dexy5. 👏👏👏

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

I’ve had worse BC 😂

over61andstilltrying profile image
over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Well done to you Dexy! Must feel good to have achieved your fastest time since way back in April. 😊🏃🏻‍♀️

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

I am over61andstilltrying . We are only talking seconds but every second counts for me

over61andstilltrying profile image
over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Oh yes! Definitely! 😊

Mudita11 profile image
Mudita11Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

That does sound marvellous. I should do Southsea again soon x

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Mudita11

Do let us know if you do Mudita! You could book an appointment at Alexandra sports on the same day.

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrAmbassador in reply to Dexy5

Congratulations to you Dexy5 and Oldgirlruns on running at Southsea parkrun this morning 🏃🏾🏃🏾👍👍

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Great running Dexy - I think the autumn chill is helping us all!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Shame you didn’t get our sunshine Dexy, but you were definitely warmer than here as it was 2 degrees when I set out, and 4 degrees during PR itself. Perfect for a hot little trotter like me 😅

You had a great run though, so no biggie obviously. Well done on your great time. 💥😀

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Dexy5

Very well done Dexy on your great run. And with the post parkrun breakfast it sounds like the perfect morning.

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10

No parkrun for me today, as most of our normal volunteers are taking part in the Cleethorpes Maravan (look it up! It looks mad 😜) so I volunteered and was asked to hand out the finish tokens. Only 88 running today, which is well down. Mind you, it is also Gainsborough 10k tomorrow and it was cold, cloudy and drizzly unlike, it would appear, over on the west side of the country!

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Another tick in the box Sandie, and you got to see what effort is needed to be in the first 10!

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

The first 5 were definitely in competition and looked (and sounded) completely wrecked by the finish (all under 18 minutes). I will stick with my 31/32 minutes thank you 😂😂 I’m going to volunteer each month I think. We get cake 🍰

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Well done Sandie - cake is definitely a motivator!

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

It certainly is JP 😋

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

cake? Keep it quiet Sandie1961 , they’ll expect it at all parkruns!

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Coffee and walnut, but with the walnuts replaced by choc chips in case of nut allergies! Yummy 😋

Oldgirlruns profile image
OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Cake? I like the sound of your parkrun Sandie!

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

It was a nice surprise. I’ll definitely volunteer again 😂

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

We must be in the west today then Sandie! Well done volunteering 👏👏

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Maybe not the worst morning to volunteer Sandie. It is pretty chilly up here too this afternoon.

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

The water jump returned to the racecourse this morning - about 4 inch deep puddle across the whole track. Lots of very wet people!

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

But not you 👍

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

I do feel guilty that we had simply the best weather in Bristol yesterday Sandie. 🥹

Hope you weren’t too chilly handing out barcodes, but great that you did it! 👊 😇

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I’ve been meaning to do it for a while and will continue to do it now I’ve started. Must check if there are any Xmas/New Year runs!

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

There are teeshirts to be gained 😀

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

It will be a long wait at once a month!

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

😂😂

damienair profile image
damienairAdministrator in reply to Sandie1961

Well done Sandie and thank you for volunteering.

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Beachcomber66Graduate10

No run for me today. It poured down on Thursday, so I needed to do my post physio 5k yesterday. It was slow, as in over 36 minutes. In part that was deliberate, but having to wait over a minute to cross a road didn’t help. Good news is that my calf behaved perfectly, not even a murmur; so here’s hoping. Back to a steady build up of distance. Just a two shirt run yesterday, no need for leggings, but there is a hint of winter in the air.

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Sounds like a great run BC. Slow runs are good runs. 🐌🐌🐌 🐌 are awesome.

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

No speed runs planned Dexy5 that is for sure. So long as I keep up my tip toe squats, this injury can hopefully be put into the out tray.

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

👏👏

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Good news BC 🥳 However, I’m a little concerned. I know you’re a tough breed up there but did you have anything on the bottom half???

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

😂 Yes TC……the risk of frost bite means that lined shorts are a given up here!

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Phew, that’s a relief 😅

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Two shirts and no leggings 😳 The mind boggles! We had a horrible day on Thursday too, although it cleared up for Trotters at 7.00pm thank goodness 😅

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

I should have known better 🙄

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

A silent calf is a good calf BC!

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Ah the voice of sanity ! Thanks JP…Sandie and TC seem to have signed me up for the sans culottes !!

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

It's shorts all the way for me BC!

Tasha99 profile image
Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

well done BC 😍

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Thanks Tasha; well done for hosting a bit of park run tourism.👍

Oldgirlruns profile image
OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Glad to hear the calf is improving BC, slow and steady is the way!

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Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thanks OGR. As cheeky would say…I am being Captain Sensible! I said that I thought it would take 6 weeks to resolve; it is only 5 since GSR, so I am ahead of target.

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

That was a long wait for a road crossing BC 😳

Your calf is behaving though, which is great. A steady build up sounds just the ticket. 👊

No leggings sounds …… well …… 😳😳😳😅😂😂

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Et tu cheeky! Ganging up on a poor defenceless old man………🙄 🙂 😂

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

🤣🤣😂 Not at all BC, you’re a feisty one, not to be messed with! 😂😂😂

damienair profile image
damienairAdministrator in reply to Beachcomber66

Great to hear you had a niggle free run. Good luck with bouncing back.

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien; the last two winters have been wash outs running wise. Time to get a grip👍

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TailChaserGraduate10

Good afternoon Damien and all.

More volunteering today, in fact two lots! Its one of those weekends where everything is happening. I was Event Day Course Checker this morning, Katnap was RDing. I ran there and ran around to do the check. There was glass on the course so I asked the man from the council if he could clear it up but he hadn’t done it by the time I came round again, so I swept it up as it was getting too close to start time. He didn’t open the loos up either, so it wasn’t just me that was disgruntled.

I had to get to the other side of town for my Rubbish Friends litter picking volunteering, so as I had already done 2 miles of running I decided to give parkrunning a miss. We’re off to see Ezra Furman in Birmingham tonight so I needed to be take it steady. I grabbed a coffee from the Christmas market (yes, another thing happening today - it’s Christmas light switch on day) and took myself up the canal path to Bishopton. Normally I do the litter picking with youngest kitten but he’s off to orchestra practice today so he couldn’t do either parkrun or this (see what I mean?!).

A couple of hours spent setting up and then picking, and then the walk home. That’s 8 miles in total done. Thankfully marathon endurance still seems to be holding up, so I should still be awake when Ezra takes the stage later tonight 🤣. However, tomorrow is the Big Hill and 10k of running, which could be interesting. The best thing is that it’s been a beautiful day and, like our tortoise, I’m solar powered, so hopefully I’ll still have some charge 🥰

Have a great runny week all 😀💪💪👏👏

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Wow 😳I’m exhausted just reading that!

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Ditto!

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Yeah, it was a bit like that. Got to Tuesday and I’m finally catching up 😆

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Not opening the loos is a serious omission TC!

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Yes it happened when we were there too!

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JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

🙁

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Yeah, it doesn’t happen very often thankfully.

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RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Cheering you on for tomorrow 😍

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

Thanks RW, it went ok…monthly toad in the hole below 😊

Toad in the hole
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RunWillieGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Well done TailChaser 😍

Boys would love that. We haven’t had toad in the hole for ages. I’ve been a vegetarian for the last year so it’s less appealing to me. British sausages are the best 😍

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to RunWillie

These were Mexican chilli RW, the sausage bling is always from our local butcher - they had quite a kick! I might try the veggie sausage bling one race, if they’re as good as veggie burgers these days they’ll be worth a go 😋

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Crikey TC, that’s left me exhausted just reading it! No loos at SoA parkrun, that seems to be a thing - I recall the same thing happened when we had our meet up there!

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Yes, seems so OG. Nothing personal at least! It’s very rare but very annoying.

Judging by the week before when we did very little, I’m definitely happier with a completely rammed weekend!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Debbie the Dynamo strikes again. Awesome! And good luck on your sausage run today. 🥰

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheeky, sausage piccie above 😊

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Looks delicious! Definitely worth running for those sausages! 😋

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Oh yes 😁

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damienairAdministrator in reply to TailChaser

Well done TC on all your volunteering stints. Hope you had a great concert last night and have a good 10K today.

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TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to damienair

It was a fab concert Damien, best I’ve been to in quite a while. And we still had the energy for the big hill too 💪

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Mudita11Graduate10

Hi damienair . Found out only yesterday about a new parkrun near (ish) to me - Ganger Farm, Romsey, so I just had to do it! Flat and mostly run on grass. Most enjoyable and saw quite a few familiar faces on this lovely sunny morning. Will do again as long as it’s in a dry spell. Didn’t push myself too hard as I have a 5k tomorrow for Mo-Running for which I have a stick-on moustache 🥸.

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Mudita11

Enjoy your run tomorrow Mudita 🥸

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Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Mudita11

Enjoy Mudita …..we need photographs !!

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Mudita11

Well done on your new parkrun, it's lovely trying out new ones. I did one that was about 10 minutes away from me but I think it was my third time to do it. Have a great run today.

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00marksGraduate10

A bit of a frustrating morning. Last night on facebook the RD posted that the course was partially flooded but the Parkrun was going ahead subject to an inspection this morning. We were advised to expect wet feet. This morning I turned up only to find the Parkrun had been cancelled 10 minutes before because the RD had decided it was too wet.

I didn't have enough time to make it to another local Parkrun. I'll run tomorrow morning around where I live whatever happens.

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Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to 00marks

That’s not good! I was volunteering today, but the RD warned the runners that the water jump had reappeared on the route (Market Rasen racecourse). He said to just run through it on the track, as trying to avoid it by going on the grass was very muddy. Lots of very wet feet!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to 00marks

That’s not fair 00marks, way too short notice 🙄

00marks profile image
00marksGraduate10 in reply to 00marks

So to compensate I went out this morning and ran a HM. Now feel much better!

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damienairAdministrator in reply to 00marks

That is a bummer, Well done on your HM this morning.

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Tasha99Graduate10

I (in the pink) had a great time as I had a VRB meet up with the lovely   Oldlady64 (in the middle) and her also very lovely older sister at my local parkrun - Albert parkrun in Middlesbrough. We hope to meet up again in the future! It was lovely to meet you OL64!

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Whoop whoop Tasha and Oldlady64 We love a VRB meet up !

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Aww how wonderful Tasha! ❤️

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GTFCGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

I love you Tasha99 ❤♾

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Tasha99

Brilliant Tasha. Well done to you all.

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10

A bit parky at Portsmouth Lakeside this morning so it was base layer and gloves for the first time since spring. A very pleasant run - a Vegan Runner with a buggy came up behind me with Pinball Wizard blasting out to entertain his offspring, so I couldn't resist telling him the story of how Mrs JP and I were extras for that sequence in the Tommy film back in 1974 (was that really 48 years ago!). Anyway, back to running - I came in at 30.43, one second more than last week!😞 Oh well, there's always next week....

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Never mind JP, as you say there’s always next week! Tommy, eh? You never told us you were a film star - I’m assuming it wasn’t you that set fire to the pier at the same time?!

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JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Oh well, I don't like to brag OGR!No, I wasn't in that scene - but strangely enough I did happen to be on the sea front on the afternoon it happened!😜

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Just a moment JP …. you and Mrs JP were what? 😳 We’re not worthy! 😅

Sounds like a super run though! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️😀

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

That was our only moment of glory Cheeky - along with about another 1000 students! Yes, very exhilarating 😀

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damienairAdministrator in reply to JonathanP

Brilliant Jonathan, great running. 1974 was a great year. I was born in May 1974 :-)

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien - it certainly was!

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10

We had a glorious morning damienair, like a few others have said it was colder than it has been of late and I did wonder if I should have worn my gloves! But once I was moving it was fine and while I didn’t run the whole 5km, it was a great morning to be out and I had a lovely chat with another slow runner for the second half of the run, which is what it’s all about isn’t it! As ever, I was tail end Charlie (almost!) coming in 343 out of 352 at a time of 47:15 but, hey, it’s parkrun and someone has to be at the back! And because it was parkrun Saturday, there had to be breakfast with Dexy and UpTheStanley, it’s the law!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

You had a wonderful morning it sounds OGR! Fun is definitely what it’s all about! ❤️

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JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Not at the back OGR - near the back!😜

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damienairAdministrator in reply to Oldgirlruns

Brilliant Oldgirlruns , sounds like a perfect parkrun morning. Very well done.

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