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Fab parkrun πŸ™ˆ

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Sarahb18Graduate
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Hi all ,just thought I should share today's events parkrun style !

Started out all good ,my husband drove me to a further away parkrun (much flatter than my local )in good time as always. When we arrived only about 4 of us there when along comes racing green jag sports car .... hello ! He looks the part 😱.... the rest of us are all newbies so I ask him is this the right place ? He replies yes I've done this one before ! Ok I think but there should be more than me and 4 fit men !!

Checked their FB page and discovered were at the wrong end of the park with less than 10 minutes to go !!

Shouted we need to move ,one guy knew the way so all back into cars and off like maniacs ..... leaving the jag eating our dust πŸ˜‚

Got to the right location jumped out of cars ,my new bff asked someone where do we start ,he shouts to me we've a kilometre to start line ..... aaaaah I shouted I can't do 1k in 5 minutes ,tell them to wait !!

Off we all ran to the start with some time to spare as they weren't too punctual 😊

Lovely friendly crowd who kept me right as I tried to gather some decorum again !!

Off we went ,lovely run around the lake with all shapes sizes dogs prams etc etc taking part !

I finished 3rd in my category and there were def more than 3 old girls there 😜

166 out of 188 runners with a time of 36.06 ..... delighted 😁

Well done craigavon parkrun,I will definitely be back and glad I know where to go now πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

So if anyone has any doubts about joining parkrun,dont hesitate.... it really is a great inclusive and encouraging event 😁😁

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damienair profile image
damienairGraduate

Brilliant and well done on your time. I volunteered today at my local Parkrun.

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Sarahb18Graduate in reply to damienair

That great !...it's a lovely thing to be involved in !

I did enjoy today ,a warm and encouraging group πŸ€—

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damienairGraduate in reply to Sarahb18

Absolutely. I volunteer once every 5 to 6 runs. Today was my 4th time to help out. I missed not running it this morning. I love being part of Parkrun. Well done to you again.

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Wantorun2013Graduate

Well done you great report had me πŸ˜‚ congratulations πŸ‘

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Sarahb18Graduate in reply to Wantorun2013

Thank you 😊

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OldflossAdministrator

Lovely post, lovely photo, lovely run..well done:)

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Sarahb18Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you old floss ... looking forward to the next one 😊

Great recounting of events! I don't think I'd have been able to do the run by the time I got there, so how good are you???!!!! And a good finish time too! Lovely picture. I did my first Parkrun today, and I have to agree, it's a great event. No hesitation required!

Hey well done - that’s really good! πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Thanks Catherine πŸ€—

Brilliant and glad you weren't put off your stride...

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