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Right, it’s decided. Parkrun next Saturday! πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜³

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
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I figure if I tell you lot I’m going to do it, I won’t be able to back out! Barcodes are printed out - bring it on!

My daughter is going to do it with me, so we scoped the course out this morning. We intended to do 4k, but ended up doing 5.25k, it was so much fun. πŸ˜€ I even shaved a couple of minutes off my 5k time from last week, which is very encouraging! πŸ’ͺ🏻

There’s even a hill which I managed (🐌), and I’d been dreading that, but actually it wasn’t too bad. We did it 3 times too!

Can’t wait for Saturday now! Ooooooo, our first Parkrun, so exciting! πŸ™Œ

Happy running everyone! ❀️

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Enjoy it!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

I have a feeling we will Jay! Thanks! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Runsome
RunsomeGraduate

Hi cheeky, That’s Brilliant I’m so pleased you enjoyed your prep run going farther than you intended and knocking minutes off your pb 5k. I’m so pleased for you and I know you will enjoy the parkrun especially as your doing it with your daughter you are right to be excited. Go for it and well done πŸ‘πŸ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Runsome

Thanks Runsome! She’s quicker than me (especially up the hill), but having her there really spurred me on. Very excited! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Runsome
RunsomeGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

And your doing hills as well, no stopping you nowπŸ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Runsome

Haha, yes - I was doing the tree trunk to tree trunk thing on the 3rd time up it though! But at least I was going faster than the walkers ahead of me (thank goodness! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…)

Bandit14
Bandit14Graduate

You'll have a great time😊 - have fun and enjoy the atmosphere - it does help get you round but by the sound of it you have it nailed already!

I'm hoping to do it on Saturday - it'll be my graduation run if all goes to plan.

Happy running x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Bandit14

Whoa Bandit, imagine the feeling when you graduate and complete your Parkrun at the same time! Epic!

I really can’t wait! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

Me too, all ready for next week :) looking forward to it, even though it’ll be tough to start

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Elmz

Yay Elmz! Good luck to you too - I suspect the atmosphere will help!

Go us! πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻

Crawlhome
CrawlhomeGraduate

Great cheeky and about time!!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜ I'm sure you'll love it and be complety addicted soon. There really is a lovely atmosphere and no pressure to go fast or in any particular time, lots of people walk bits of it.

I love, love parkrun!! Was planning to go last Saturday but combination of knee pain and recovering from some punishing shifts stopped me. I'm away this weekend but then I'll be back for some parkrun love! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Crawlhome

Great stuff Crawlhome! I remember reading your positive posts about Parkrun and other people’s too, and I thought - hey I want some of that! It’ll be a week earlier than I’d planned, but because of today, we thought to heck with it, bring it on!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Beanjo
BeanjoGraduate

Go you πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š. Well done - very impressed - there’ll be no stopping you now. Go cheeky πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Beanjo

Thanks Beanjo! I’m a changed person! Bonkers for a confirmed running hater less than 3 months ago! πŸ˜…

Beanjo
BeanjoGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

I know that feeling. It’s great isn’t it- I love it 😊

You runner you πŸ‘πŸ»good luck with the Park run on Saturday 🐎🐎

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Oldlady57

Thanks Oldlady - not so much of the 🐎, definitely still a 🐌 !! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

Well done for signing up πŸ‘ You'll absolutely love it. I'm leaving the U.K. for a few months this week and parkrun is the thing I'll miss most (don’t tell my mum). Do it for fun, soak up all the smiles, applause and encouragement. You've earned it all πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to telford_mike

Aww thanks Mike, I have a feeling I’m going to love it already!

Sad you’ll be gone for a bit. Hope you can still run, and post on here telling us all about it?

Good luck! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘πŸ»

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

I'll be in Switzerland - I did most of C25K there. It's a bit hilly but the views are great πŸ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to telford_mike

Ahh yes I remember! I did W7 and most of W8 in Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and yes the views were lovely! πŸ˜€

You’ll be the master of hills, that’s for sure! β›° πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Myrar
MyrarGraduate

Thats great cheeky....You will love it ...the atmostphere is brilliant ...Good luck for sat ..😊😊😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Myrar

Thanks Myrar, I can already tell Parkrun is going to be a regular feature in my week! Can’t wait! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

That sounds brilliant CCM - you will really enjoy it I’m sure and lovely to have your daughter there as your running buddy - I know what you mean about telling the folks on the forum though!! Once you’ve done that you have to go through with it!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to MandiV

It kind of seals the deal doesn’t it?! It would be wrong to let all your virtual running buddies down! πŸ˜…

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate

How exciting Cheeky!!!!

You're on a roll.....have fun!!!

You're going to smash it......!!!

#gocheeky πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ™Œ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Hotheels

I’m ridiculously excited Hotheels! I’m having so much fun running at the moment it’s ludicrous! Thanks for the continued support! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

Yay!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Equi-geek

It’s all down to people like you Equi. You’ve all said how amazing Parkrun is, and I just had to give it a go - just a week earlier than planned that’s all! πŸ˜€ Can’t wait! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Jundal
JundalGraduate

Well done, cheeky! Keep it up and make the daughter eat your dust!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Jundal

Haha Jundal, nice idea, except my daughter is 26 and a whippet - me, none of the above! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Jundal
JundalGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

I hate whippets, at least my eleven year old hasn't got the legs on him to outdistance me yet! πŸ˜‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Jundal

Just you wait ......... πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Jundal
JundalGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yeah, guess who's training him so he can?!? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Gimme a couple of months, he'll be leaving me behind on mud runs and calling me 'old man'!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

You’re more than ready for parkrun... is it ready for the cheeky one and daughter? I’m not so sure πŸ˜‚. Go and enjoy it... it’s gonna be great.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Plus dog! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•

Can’t wait! We’re texting each other saying how excited we both are! πŸ˜…

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Triple cheeky! Great stuff!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Yes Cheeky!! Go you! Great news! You’ll be fantastic! 😁😁❀️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks Fab! I’ve heard so many good things about it, so thought I’d better go and check it out for myself! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ooooh yes!! Enjoy!! πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

Jogunlikely
JogunlikelyGraduate

Fantastic. Hope the 3 of you have a great time. We look forward to hearing all about it

X

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Jogunlikely

Thanks! Might try and get a triple selfie! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Ace my sister does park runs sounds like fun

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to mx5mada

So many people on here do them and say how much fun they are, so I thought I should join in the fun! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

I find out when next one is and have a goπŸ˜‚

Katnap
KatnapGraduate

Go girl! I offer our best wishes. Stay happy and injury free :-)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Katnap

Thanks so much! Can’t wait for Saturday! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Runsome
RunsomeGraduate

Hi cheekychipmunks how did you and your daughter get on at the parkrun today? . πŸ˜€

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