Celebrate life - Parkrun for Siobhan

Celebrate life - Parkrun for Siobhan

amateurwriter asked us in her last post to think of her if we did Parkrun this week. Siobhan, I'm sorry I couldn't credit whoever took that beautiful photo of you for the Parkrun newsletter but I borrowed it for my poster and every time someone asked me about it, I told them about you and that they could read all your story in the newsletter so I hope they saw the full photo there.

As you can see from my photo, I went to my local Parkrun where I beat my previous attempt by six whole seconds 😁 Several people asked, and one of the marshals called out, 'Celebrate life! Yes, we should all do that!' as I ran past. I was especially pleased to chat to a blind runner and her guide who were very interested in Siobhan's story and agreed that it was very important to seize every opportunity and not miss a moment of life. It was a great morning.

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  • Annie , this is such a touching gesture to our amazing Siobhan . What a lovely special lady you are and it is so nice to finally put a face to your name xxx

    Great post and fab pic . This forum is full of the most kindest and nicest people ever and I consider myself so blessed to have found this amazing place .

    Well done and many Congratulations on your PB , you did Siobhan proud xxx

  • Aw, thanks, Pops - I thought of our amazing Siobhan all the way round :)

    It wasn't a spectacular time but hey, I'll take those 6 seconds :D The Parkrun photographer took some pics on the day but they're a bit grim as I am girning as usual so this is better :D :D xxx

  • Awww thank you, that's made me a bit teary I'm extremely touched by your kindness I really am so thank you as I had forgot about my post until you wrote this post, so proud of you gaining a new PB, congratulations on your amazing achievement, you should be extremely proud of yourself which I'm sure you are :) x

  • Morning all. Glad to meet you Anni. I will recognise you if I see you at Our upcoming race πŸ˜€

    Yep, we should celebrate life, and make the most of it

    Go us!

  • Yes, I'm (sort of!) looking forward to it! (the race, that is - I'm very much looking forward to meeting you :D ) Are you on the FB page? I'm still faffing about shoes, but it's too early to worry about it really because so much will depend on the weather. And have you seen the bling? It's aMAZing!!!

  • Which race is it?

  • The Longhorn, Jacs, on 23rd April. Last year's bling was the most fantastic medal of a Longhorn cow but this year is it St. George :O Not that I do it for the silverware, or anything...

  • Is there another reason for racing.....? πŸ˜‰

  • Ha ha - I never used to be acquisitive, you know! Or materialistic. There should be a special word for it because those aren't quite right. I don't enter because I am competitive. I enter because I have...blingitis? I'm medalistic? Oh, darn it - I *need* the bling!

  • I call myself a bling slut. Would that do? 😊

  • Nicely! :D

  • I thought of you all the way round, Siobhan - you are an inspiration :) x

  • No, I'm not on there. I look like wearing my ancient trail shoes as my new ones are still too hard. They will be grippier on mud though. I suppose we can wait a bit and see what the weather is going to be like. Dry hopefully πŸ˜€

  • Fingers crossed. We'll have to wait and see.

  • That's so amazing Annie, what a lovely thing to do.

  • Siobhan is the amazing one :)

  • Lovely thing to do Annie.

  • I read Siobhan's post and the Parkrun article and decided I could do that :)

  • What a lovely thing to do and what an uplifting post Annie. Well done on your PB! Six seconds is a lot in our running world 😊

  • It was lovely that people asked why I was wearing it, and said that they had either seen the article in the newsletter or would go back and read it. Runners are a lovely bunch :)

    And six seconds... I was pottering along in the sunshine a bit, so I reckon I can chip away at that a bit more :D

  • Lovely post Annie, and a great celebration of all that Siobhan represents! Well done!πŸ™‚

  • Everyone I spoke to was so impressed by Siobhan's story :)

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