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Parkrun Milestone

Parkrun Milestone

I started c25k program two years ago next month, thinking can I do this! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be competing in running events. C25k has allowed me to meet so many lovely people at events and share things online and has been one of the best things I have done, it has given me fitness that had long deserted me and given me an interest or should I say obsession I never thought I had in me.

Today was my Parkrun milestone, I reached 50 runs at my home course at Havant, no PB's but still an enjoyable run and atmosphere as usual at parkruns. It was also Team GB day to celebrate our athletes from Rio. We had bunting and banners to use for selfies, what a great idea that was, I just had to get in on the act there! 😎🎉 Have a great weekend all and happy running!

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Well done Frank. Congrats on the 50!

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Cheers mate!😎

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Well done! That is amazing👏👏👏 I did my second parkrun today so I really hope,like you, that I can get to 50 runs. Lovely to see how c25k has changed your life around. Here's to 100 runs🍸

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Thank you HR, parkruns are fun and I'm sure you enjoy them too, keep up the good work and I'm sure you will reach 50. Love the name, HappyRunner says it all. 😎

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I did one for the first time last week. It was a brilliant atmosphere, can't wait to have another go.

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Good on you, you will find them very friendly and a great start to your weekend. 😎

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Congratulations Frank! That's a big milestone so very well done to you. Have a great weekend too 🙂

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Thank you IP, I do like them! You have a lovely weekend too! 😎

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Well done ! Looks good.I must look out for park runs !

It's a good obsession.

I'm no fashion Guru , Call me "Mr Baggy Pants" . But you definitely look the "coolest" of your running mates.

Great photos.

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Thank you, and thanks for the complement, I've been called many things but never 'cool' ha ha. Check out a Parkrun I'm sure you will enjoy them. Have a great weekend. 😎

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Well done Frank! That's a lot of Ks!

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Thank you Ully, it sure is a fair few K's, I must need a new pair of trainers by now. 😎

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Ooh definitely!

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Well done Frank! 50 Parkrun's! I've only done 23, done this morning and still rather slow and the warm weather didn't help, but only been running for just over a year now. Oh well! You press on now to the 100 black shirt! Have a great weekend!😉

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Cheers Dave, you'll be there soon enough mate! 100 I like to think so, but that's a long way off, ha ha! Have a great weekend yourself. 😎

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Frank ! Congratulations !

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Thanks HP! Have a lovely weekend! 😎

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Great post and fabulous pictures. Long may we run.

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Thanks RWD, and long may we run indeed, what great exercise it is! 😎

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I'd recognize those legs anywhere ! Ha ha :-D

Yep I agree with joepublic , you are looking very much the cool dude in those photos .

Aw our lovely Frank , Many Congratulations to you on your 50th parkrun, what a fantastic achievement !

It was great to run with you in Manchester and I hope our paths will cross again in the not too distant future .

Well done and enjoy your Bank Holiday Weekend ! :-) xxx

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Thank you Chris, and I'm sure we will meet up again. I did a swop with a chicken, but i think he had one over on me, ha ha! You have a lovely weekend as well! 😎 xxx

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That's brilliant Frank! Well done on the big 50! Not long til your race over here!😆

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Thanks Ali. No not long now looking forward to it! 😎

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Really lovely pictures Frank - and big congratulations on 50 parkruns! Here's to the next 50!☺

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Thank you Sandra, another 50 eh, ha ha, I keep plodding along! 😎

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50 - wow that's amazing! 👏👏😀😀

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Thank you OP. 😎

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What a lovely tale.

C25k is amazing isn't it, certainly the best thing I ever did just over 2 years ago.

I've more recently discovered Parkrun, getting a pb in my 17th run yesterday ☺.

Onwards and upwards hey Frank ☺🏃👌 xx

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Thank you for your kind words, and yes c25k is great. Parkrun is addictive I'm glad you like well done on the PB! 😎 x

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Congrats, Frank-ntj ! I did my eighth Parkrun yesterday, got a new PB and am determined to keep going. I want one of those milestone tee-shirts!

Well done, hope you get to 100! :)

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Thank you SW, well done on your PB, time soon flies and it won't be long before you get a tee shirt. Happy running. 😎

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Congratulations Frank. I will get round to trying Havant one day, Parkrun tourism is a great thing and it's only up the road.

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Thank you, Havant is a lovely run but it is a bit hilly. I have used Lakeside a few times which is also very nice. I will also try Southsea in the not to distant future, hopefully we will meet to say hello. 😎

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Team GB all the way, they did an amazing job. You're looking great Frank and 50 parkruns is fantastic. You and Siobhan are the only ones I know of who have achieved that.

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Thank you BTYD for your kind words and team GB was a great idea for Parkrun, it just seemed to bring all the smiles out! 😎

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