Parkrun PB in the rain! πŸ’¦πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•πŸ’¦: Oh wow that... - Couch to 5K

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Parkrun PB in the rain! πŸ’¦πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•πŸ’¦

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Oh wow that was exhilarating. πŸ˜€ The rain wasn’t as heavy as the forecast promised, but it was still quite wet and chilly nonetheless. Perfect conditions to knock 1.16 off last week’s official time! I did it today in 37.02, I’m super pleased, and again my dog was a star. πŸ•

I overcame the wet phone risk by wrapping it in cling film (luckily I could still use the touch screen!) and popped it in my arm holder. I’m happy I didn’t wear long sleeves as I would have roasted for sure!

Already can’t wait for next weekend. The killer hill is gradually feeling easier. It’s funny looking at my MMR stats - the km with the hill always sticks out like a sore thumb! πŸ˜…πŸŒ

I hope everyone else has good parkruns or C25K runs today and don’t get too soaked. Aren’t we all brilliant? β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒπŸ•πŸ•

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paul1960Graduate

well done

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to paul1960

Thanks Paul! πŸ˜€

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telford_mikeGraduate

Great stuff, those PBs just keep on coming πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to telford_mike

I know, it feels great! My friend who was there kept it real though - she flew round In 24 minutes! πŸ˜…

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GingernutterGraduate

I did think we must be bonkers when I got out the car into the rain! But then I realised I wasn't the only bonkers one..300+ more were out with me at Kingsbury Waterpark!

I guess we're real runners now Cheeky!! πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ§οΈπŸŒ§οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘ #loveparkrun

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Gingernutter

Oh yes GN we certainly are! If someone had told me I’d be doing this running malarkey back in June I’d have laughed in their face! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Same here!!! Wow how far we have all come 😊😊

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Unfit53Graduate

πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻 Way to go!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Unfit53

Thanks!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Brilliant Cheeky! Fantastic time - and with the dog!!! he must be fantastically well behaved πŸ˜ƒ that’s two park runs he’s been an absolute dream- with all those exciting distractions too πŸ• That is a genius idea with the cling film, I’m loving that ❀️ great tip πŸ’₯ great run πŸ’₯

BIG WELL DONE!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to

Aww thanks TS! My dog (she, btw! πŸ˜…) is a dream. The easiest Lab we’ve ever had and she is impeccable trotting alongside some. β€οΈπŸ• I’m sure she helps me up the hill too!! πŸ˜…

Yes, the cling film idea came to me last night. I wanted my phone for my personal stats and knew there was no way I could wear a jacket, so I had to think of something. πŸ˜€ The fact I could still use the touchscreen was a bonus!

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Tasha99Graduate

I loved the rain for ParkRun today! Absolutely saturated πŸ˜‚ Well done on your PB

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Thanks Tasha! Only my 3rd run getting wet and it was fabulous! So much cooler for running in! Glad you had fun too! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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I live in the flat lands so I always feel like a slight fraud when people talk about the hills on their runs! Well done cheeky πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to uncle_wiggy

Haha! I sometimes wish we were a bit flatter round here. There are 3 parkruns I could choose from and one in particular is in the top 10 hilliest! I’m leaving that one for a bit longer! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Well done cheeky. Fab achievement & time AND with yourπŸ• in tow!! πŸ‘πŸ»

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Oldlady57

Thanks OL! I think πŸ• had me in tow to be honest! I do love running with her, she’s a little star (currently zonked out on the sofa!) β€οΈπŸ•

Congratulations Cheeky, sounds like you had a great run with your faithful canine friend! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸΆ

I wore a pair gloves for the first time at Parkrun this week, but luckily they were the sort where I could still use the Strava app on the phone without taking my gloves off. It’s certainly getting colder out there 😳

Now it’s even more important to warm up before the run! πŸ™‚

Good luck! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to David_G

Absolutely agree David! I jogged up the path before the briefings. It’s not often I’ll voluntarily jog uphill, but it was quite chilly! I need a pair of those phone-friendly gloves. Thanks for reminding me! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Mine are from Karrimor and they seem to work well, if that’s any help? πŸ™‚

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to David_G

Oh yes, definitely a help. Thanks! *Hops straight onto Amazon* πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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TartancatGraduate

Well done Cheeky - you're smashing it this week!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Tartancat

Thanks TC, I’m loving it! The dodgy thwacked toe I had has healed and the resulting PF has gone too (touch wood!) Nice to be pain free again. πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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BeanjoGraduate

Well done cheeky. Another PB too. Fab πŸ‘πŸ‘xx

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Beanjo

Thanks Beanjo! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Fantastic well done! πŸ‘. I love your dog 🐢 However at my last park run there was a spaniel and a lurched both making it look far too easy!! 🀣🏎🏁

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to FormulaRun

Aww thank you! She’s a good girl. πŸ• There’s a Dachshund at ours too! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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CrawlhomeGraduate

That's a fantastic parkrun, sounds like you both had a great time and well done on the PB as well, awesome!!😁😁

I planned to go but finished night shifts yesterday and my body didn't respond to getting up in time which is a shame as I won't get to go for a few weeks now πŸ™

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Crawlhome

Thank you CH, I really enjoyed it. I’m a cool weather runner I think. Can’t be dealing with the heat! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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Well done on your PB!! Incredible πŸ€—πŸ’ͺπŸ‘Š

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thanks Flara, I was very pleased! It’s so much fun. πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

Well done πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to

Thank you Sweetpea. Roll on next Saturday! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•πŸ•

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Congratulations... that’s a sizeable chunk of the PB

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you UNM! I’ve just calculated I’ve shaved just over 6 minutes off my first attempt at 5k, so I’m really pleased! How are you enjoying your post grad runs? πŸƒπŸƒ

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Only done one! I did my track thing and then I decided to give myself the weekend off and take advantage of little miss UNM being at her grandads. So I marshalled parkrun and I’m off to do the same at juniors soon... but apart from that I’ve done nothing! I’m gonna start consolidation runs tomorrow. I did feel that I should be running yesterday but I’m also feeling pretty refreshed and ready to go tomorrow.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

A little break works wonders! Enjoy your marshalling today and run tomorrow. πŸ˜€πŸ‘

I saw the weather forecast and (being a wimp and rain--hater) decided to run on Friday evening instead. Shame, cos i enjoyed my first Parkrun a week ago, but it was my own choice. The run felt hard work - then i realised at the end it was faster than expected or intended. Odd how that works...

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Oldjigger

Isn’t it funny how runs work out sometimes? My 4k run on Thursday felt such hard work and I was dreading peeking at my stats. But like you, they were my best yet! I suppose we’re getting more bang for our buck, as we’re working as hard, but since we’re fitter we’re getting better results. πŸ˜€

Yeah. Even though I was actually trying to slow down cos I was breathing so hard, it seems I didn't manage to ! If I had realised it was the anniversary of Parkrun I *might* have steeled myself to brave the rain - but not after running on Friday evening!

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sunshinefishGraduate

Amazing! Well done. Your smile says it all!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to sunshinefish

Thanks SSF, I’m still grinning today and can’t wait for next week’s! πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Woohoo well done lovely!! Xx

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to LittleLauren

Thanks Lauren, loads of fun! πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•

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Well done that’s another great chunk off your PB, glad you didn’t too wet. And had such a great run πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Runsome

Thank you Runsome. I felt awesome. The cool weather certainly helped too. πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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RunsomeGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

You both look like you could continue on to do another 5k in your photo. I find the cooler temps are really refreshing πŸ‘

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RunsomeGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Hi CC I managed a 6.7k run today through the beautiful welsh 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 countryside with a lovely river running next to the path. I was running to scope out where the local parkrun starts, and if it’s possible to delay check out on Saturday I may be able to do a tourist parkrun before my drive home πŸ˜€

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Runsome

Oh wow Runsome that sounds amazing! Really hope you can do it, and of course we’ll need a pic! Can’t beat the Welsh countryside! ❀️

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RunsomeGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Will definitely get a picture if I get to do the Llanerchaeron parkrun πŸ˜€

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Fabulous450Graduate

Congratulations Cheeky!! Nice run there and the smile says it all!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½β€οΈ

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Aww thanks Fabulous! This running thing definitely has a feel good factor! Loving every moment! πŸ˜€

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

You’re brilliant!! 😁😁❀️

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Marcia-HGraduate

Yeah!!! Well done πŸ‘ and doggie too!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Marcia-H

We both had a blast Marcia, thanks! πŸ•πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ