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Lonely - so lonely

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I was first in my age class at Parkrun just now (yes, I know it’s not a race...). I was also the ONLY VM64-69 (Vintage Woman - 😍). I was not quite last and only a few seconds slower than last September (it’s been a looong slooow winter). BUT I ran all alone - apart from the occasional whoof of slipstream as I was lapped (and I really did keep going and found it easier slightly than i remember it last September). Where are all the other VM64-69-ers is my question???

Thank goodness I had myself down as with Club NHS C25k - so I thought of OF, Ju-Ju - and the rest of you . So thanks team - you virtually ran with the Lonely VM of Peacehaven this morning. And enjoyed the nectar-like gluten-free flapjack and latte in the caff after.


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I am so glad we were with you :) I thought my legs were a tad tired :)

You are doing wonderfully... and it is true.. we may run as a lone runner, but we never run alone:) xx

Peacehaven always sounds beautiful :)

Well done you!! First in Class!!! :) xxx

GillmaGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks OF! The Big Park in Peacehaven is lovely. Ha ha - first, second and last VW64-69. I can hardly stand up for rosettes πŸ˜‚

Fabulous well done πŸ‘

GillmaGraduate in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

Thanks Cornet-Carolyn !

Well done Gillma..you did it for team c25k !😊... whoop whoop πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰

GillmaGraduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Ha ha - lovely - thanks Bluebirdrunner. We all had such a nice time - hazy sun fighting with light drizzle but blessedly calm.

Ahh so there you are! I was beginning to think that there was separate park run for women veterans / vintage/ valued 64-69 , I seem to be alone too (well apart from some super fit 69 year old that pins my ears back with wind as she rushes past). And another thing my local run seems to be mostly men

Still well done us for doing it, I just enjoy the lovely location of my run (Blickling Hall ) and find the solitude of the mature plodder rather relaxing.

GillmaGraduate in reply to LookNannyruns

Well done you, too!!! You are doing well. Yes, once I realised I was on my own, I found it soothing. I couldn’t even catch the woman who walked up the hills that I could run up ( albeit very slowly). Ah well, makes me long for my solo runs.

Me too, I just do a park run now and then to remind myself of why I don’t want to join a club, and of course to prove that I can do it



Is a race - if you want it to be;

Is a walk - if you want it to be;

Parkrun Is - whatever you want it to be

Though Parkrun IS exercise whether you want exercise or not!!!

GillmaGraduate in reply to Theziggy

It certainly is many things Theziggy! I agree entirely. I really am so grateful that it exists and find the turnout (97 on Saturday!) and the diversity of people totally inspiring. I’d recommend it to anyone (especially VW64-69s - let’s go slow together- anyone can run fast !!! - let’s show em how to 🐌 ).

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