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Saturday is International park run day

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GingernutterGraduate
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Good excuse to try a park run!! Believe me, my first one was last week and there's someone fatter, slower, older, faster, slimmer and yes younger than you oh and there's dogs, push chairs and people walking too. You'll fit right in...! At the end it's like you've run a race, cheering, clapping a fantastic buzz and..it's free!!! Just register before the event at parkrun.org.uk #loveparkrun πŸ‘πŸ‘

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate

I hope they see this... you could certainly do some marketing for them... good post!

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you unfitnomore I just have to share the love! I'm going to do my second one Saturday now I know what to do and where to go 😁😁

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Gingernutter

Always good. I’m marshalling again... must actually get round to running one at some point! I have my walking time to beat.

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SANDI_runsGraduate

I'll be at my local one again. Loved it last weekend πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to SANDI_runs

It's a great feeling 😁😁

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damienairGraduate

Cheers. I’ve not ran a Parkrun in months. Trying to get fit again and retraining for 5K. I’ll run walk it. Currently 10 minutes off my PB time, long way to go. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to damienair

Go for it! Just go at your pace..I didn't believe the hype but there were all levels there. It was a very positive experience for me 😁

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Ilminster09Graduate

I’ve done a couple and you’re absolutely right! They are fantastic community events with wonderful volunteers and the only thing you have to beat is yourself. I finish well down the order and walk and run but such a sense of achievement at the end. I usually do it with my daughter who goes on ahead and I know that my son will be doing it at the same time down in London. I am aiming to run the whole way at Christmas with my four grown up kids . The couch 2 5k programme will get me there I hope .

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to Ilminster09

I, and not the first time, was quite emotional when I hit the 200 m mark, cheered smiled and shed a tear. I still can't believe I am here at this stage!

That sounds a very special Christmas Park Run in the offing, one to really enjoy xx

Ok now I’m even more excited for Saturday to arrive. It’ll be my 4th parkrun and I’m totally addicted to it!

Just heard the founder interviewed on the radio this morning. He sounds absolutely lovely. He’s astonished how it’s taken off. I’m happy it has - for him and for us! πŸƒπŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Brilliant!! It popped up on the park Run Facebook page and I had to share. Think I'll have another go on Saturday πŸ‘

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