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Celebrity parkrun

Katnap
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Today was my parkrun #10 😸

To celebrate, our run director invited Dame Kelly Holmes to join us! 😁😁😁

It's also my 2 month runniversary since graduating C25k!

Kelly was brilliant! Not only did she run a fast time but she stayed around after the run for selfies etc and always smiling ☺

I've not got my official time yet but I think I might have a new parkrun PB 😸

Good luck to those of you on the C25k programme. Enjoy it and then carry on running and smiling. You never know who might be running the same stretch as you!

😸 Katnap 😸

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Rhedeg
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Just checked the website snd times are up from my run this morning

My first park run and really happy I did it

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Rhedeg

Yay! It's difficult to stop once you get the parkrun buzz! 😸

Ah, I saw the photo...just lovely!

Congratulations on your 10th Parkrun and what a great run....🐱😊xx

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks bbrunner! Talking to people after there seemed to be a good number of PB performances at todays parkrun.

Dexy5
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Running with the professionals Katnap, I bet you didn’t think that would happen when you did your first run on c25k. Dame Kelly is a great ambassador for parkrun and sport. I hope you get your PB.

I think we had record attendance today. I went out far too fast so lots of PBs on first segments and then had to walk a bit with the stitch. Lesson learned. I think the results are slightly wrong too as it gave me a time of 32:55, but my watch was well over 33 mins.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Kelly is also an honorary Colonel don't you know!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate
in reply to Katnap

I hope you saluted then. πŸ˜‚

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

If we didn't do our best she might've had us shot! 😡

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Katnap

The only honorary colonel in the corps too I believe

uncle_wiggy
uncle_wiggyGraduate

Wow, that's fantastic! The fact that such high achievers not only promote & support parkrun but attend too is amazing and beautiful all together. Runners must be THE most friendly and supportive sports people in the world!

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to uncle_wiggy

And after that she was whisked off to Birmingham for a live interview with Graham Norton on Radio 2.

Did you know she is also a Colonel now?

Colonial Dame Kelly Holmes! 😸

Beanjo
BeanjoGraduate

Well done Katnap. Good luck on the PB 😊

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Beanjo

Results in and I went sub 29 minutes! A new PB 😸

Fabulous450
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in reply to Katnap

Wooh hoooo!! Congratulations! πŸ’« 🌟 ⭐️ πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½β€οΈ

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Well chuffed! And definitely puffed a lot at the end! Back to slow and steady please...

Beanjo
BeanjoGraduate
in reply to Katnap

Wow well done you. Congratulations πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŒŸ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Brilliant news Katnap!! Sounds like it was a fantastic Parkrun! And with a great celebrity too! Well done to you! A PB would be icing on the cake! Fantastic!!

P.S. what a pace!! πŸ€©πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½β€οΈ

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Yay! New PB under 29 minutes now 😸

cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Katnap

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Fabulous450
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in reply to Katnap

Phenomenal!! 🀩🀩🀩! Well done you!! 😁😁❀️

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Hard work that was... πŸ˜ΈπŸ’€ time for a nap.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Katnap

Have a nap! You have earned it! It was brilliant work!! 🏁 πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ‘ŒπŸ½β€οΈ

😍😍😍 How wonderful! Well done Katnap. What an amazing morning you’ve had! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Katnap
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheeky! 😁

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

She was only 4th in age gradings, it’s a shame how people let themselves go like that πŸ˜‚. Another parkrun with Dame Kelly on the sub-20 women hall of fame page now. I know she shows up at Tonbridge on occasion and stays to cheer every runner over the line.

Congrats on the 10th parkrun, if you were a teen they’d be sending you a shirt!

ktsok
ktsok
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Love Dame Kelly! I went to see her parade through Tonbridge after her double Olympic gold. Her presence shone.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to ktsok

Hi ktsok. Thanks for your reply! Kelly did say her local is Tonbridge. As a tourist it was brilliant how she stayed around foe photos with all runners and for the volunteers after the tail walkers came through. And then we hear her talking with Graham Norton about an hour later at a live interview in Birmingham. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Go Kelly go!

😸

ktsok
ktsok
in reply to Katnap

Total legend. Makes me want to watch those Olympic gold races again!

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to ktsok

Who's stopping you? 😸

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Hopefully my 2x kittens will be getting those soon! 😸

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Katnap

Just 40 to go before you can don that red one!!!

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

No pressure! I'll get my volunteer 25 before before that! 😸

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Katnap

Yeah, I got mine Christmas Eve... not sure it’s my colour, only 99 runs to a black one πŸ˜‚

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

😁

CatMo13
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Well done ! You are super speedy and what a great thing to have run along side Dame Kelly. Now enjoy your cat nap kat nap 😁

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to CatMo13

No more PB attempts until next month! 😸

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to CatMo13

And yes. I did appreciate my cat nap πŸ˜ΈπŸ’€

You have rocket power Katnap!! Outstanding run πŸš€

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Beachcomber66

😸 Ta! πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸ†

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