Dead Chuffed 😀

Dead Chuffed  😀

Race report for people who wanted to know how I got on - Bazza1234, Millsie-J, and also for poppypug because I owed her a Park Run from waaayy back. (My next one will be for Curlygurly2).

Got to the park nice and early and walked the dog as I knew I wasn't going to run her.

We finished our walk and I managed to get her back in the van and still beat the rush to the ladies.

Spoke to a very nice lady volunteer in a pink bib who explained everything very clearly. Hung around for the proper, official newbie talk and then walked up to the start - there were A LOT of people. Most of the other newbies seemed to be with friends, so I confined my pre race greetings to people who looked like they'd been before and were there with their dogs. (It's common ground so that works for me. 🙂)

As we set off I picked out a couple of ladies who looked like they might be around my sort of pace to run behind - on the basis that if they turned out to be super speedy I could pick some new people... As luck would have it I chose right and finished right behind one of them (after she'd slowed down to a brisk walk about halfway round) \o/.

TLDR:

I did my first Park Run today, and finished in 34:53 without stopping or walking at all, I even managed a 'sprint' at the very end.

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Well done! Isn't it just the best.

That's a very respectable time too!

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Yes!

I'm never going to break any records, but I was pretty pleased with it 😊 Thanks.

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Brilliant and brilliant time too Go you !

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Thank you Oldfloss 😍

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Ace! Go you. Well done

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Thank you!

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woo hoo well done you :D xx

sounds like a good time ive not graduated yet so obvs not a expert but sounds good to me

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Thank you !

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Well done! I did Preston park this morning. My running club dump their stuff on the tree stump. Folks in orange vests.

Hope you do it again

Respectable time too

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How many laps of Preston Park is it? It's not a park I visit often so it might be worth the trip over just for a change.

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3 got a faster time, think I prefer Hove park though

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Hooray! Really well done. You can come run at the Nosehill Calgary Parkrun with me anytime - that's about the speed I go. And so happy to hear about the sprint finish. They're so fun aren't they?

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😆😆

I genuinely cannot not up the pace when I am actually 'competing' as it were. Which is odd because I wouldn't describe myself as particularly competitive.

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You did so very very good 👍🏼😀💪🏻

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Well done, great time and glad you enjoyed it.

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I couldn't do it every week in the same park, but maybe as a once a month thing I'd still find it fun 😀

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There you are - wasn't so bad after all!! :) :)

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Not too bad at all. 😀

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Yay ! You did it !!!

Really Well done Mads , that's your first one under your belt. Glad you enjoyed it ! :-) xxx

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Well done mad, good time!

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Thanks. 😀

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Yay! A parkrun just for me! I look forward to reading about it!

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Probably at the beginning of next month 👍

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Great run, well done :)

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Thanks 😀

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