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Happy Birthday Parkrun - on the telly!

TailChaser
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A quick post to say that, if you are contemplating Parkrun, already running them or have any interest in Parkrun at all, then you may know it’s the 15th Birthday celebrations on Saturday 5th October 🥳🥳🥳.

So, there is a bit of a buzz in the media about this and there’s some telly to watch whilst you’re resting your weary legs (according to the latest Free Weekly Timed Podcast (www.freeweeklytimed.com)):

- The One Show, BBC One at 7pm on 4th October - Paul Sinton-Hewitt (Founder)

- BBC Breakfast from 6am - Tom Williams (Country Manager) - don’t know exactly what time he’s on but I’m sure he’ll be done before he and you have to get to a Parkrun somewhere 😁

There’s probably going to be a lot on the radio too!

And of course birthdays mean there’s probably lots of cake at parkruns across the country this weekend 😋

Enjoy and have fun lovely runners 🥳🥳🥳

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Katnap
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So we HAVE to bring cake?

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TailChaser
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in reply to Katnap

Well, we definitely need to eat some. I suppose bringing it is optional.

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Mummycav
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in reply to TailChaser

Def have to eat some!! ;-)

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TailChaser
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in reply to Mummycav

It wouldn’t be right not to!

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Buddy34
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Great info. Will record the one show tonight. Thanks 😊👍

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Deals1
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Thanks. Planning to record or watch on iplayer, also planning on attending my local parkrun where we get a free timed 5 k :-) for birthday celebrations and are donated to foodbank and wearing milestone t.shirts , normal t shit for me tho. Probably have to force some cake down too! haha

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TailChaser
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in reply to Deals1

Good idea about the food bank, we do collections at ours too. All that cake eating is going to be a struggle 😋😁

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Deals1
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in reply to TailChaser

I meant to say that are parkrun are doin a collection for the food bank. Trying to see what's happening on here whilst at work 😂. And not reading what I type!!

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TailChaser
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in reply to Deals1

I sort of guessed what you meant 😂

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Dexy5

Thanks for letting us know TailChaser. I put a post on our local parkrun Facebook asking whether they are doing anything to mark parkrun 15th and Southsea’s 6th birthday 🎂- no response. Hope other parkruns are more proactive.

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TailChaser
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in reply to Dexy5

That’s a shame. We always have cake at ours anyway so there’ll probably just be more and there is always something done for the event birthday. I expect there’ll be something mentioned in the pre-run briefing if nothing else, our Event Director is very enthusiastic and his better half is Run Director tomorrow!

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Dexy5
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One of our runners is celebrating her 200th run so has asked everyone to wear bright gear so it should be fun , if people see the Facebook page.

I like the idea of everyone wearing milestone T-shirts on the birthday runs Deals1 .

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TailChaser
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in reply to Dexy5

Not too many see our Facebook page I have to say. I don’t know how else you ‘d get the news out there though.

I’m finally going to be able to wear my milestone t-shirt tomorrow and I’ve just found out it’s Katnap ‘s parkrun anniversary too!

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Dexy5
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in reply to TailChaser

Enjoy running in that T-shirt- you’ve earned it.

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TailChaser
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in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy. Looking forward to us both wearing ours together 👍

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Dexy5
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Except I’ll probably be in my apricot tourist shirt when I next see you

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TailChaser
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in reply to Dexy5

Ooh, you’re making me jealous now! Still waiting for my size to come back into stock

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Dexy5
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in reply to TailChaser

I think I got in as soon as they came out, so once we started wearing them everyone else wanted one . I hope yours is in soon.

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Fabulous450
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🤔 Well now......here’s a good reason to get out running!! 🥳 🎉 It might be very busy, but I’m sure it will be a fun run!!

Would have to get all my stuff planned, I think it’s going to be wet! I better check my local PR and make sure it’s on. Thanks TailChaser! ❤️

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TailChaser
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in reply to Fabulous450

Excellent Fab! Always happy to persuade 😁 x

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Fabulous450
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in reply to TailChaser

😂 PR is on, but no mention of the 15 year birthday 🥳 . Nevertheless, I know! ❤️

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TailChaser
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in reply to Fabulous450

Yay!! You’ll have to take a banner or candles or...well...cake?! Just so everyone knows 😁x

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damienair
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Thanks for the heads up. Looking forward to running tomorrow morning. Happy 15th Birthday parkrun .

Damien

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Couchpotato2
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As it happens it’s my age and my birthday too... well one of those is true...

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TailChaser
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in reply to Couchpotato2

😂 happy birthday for tomorrow CP2 👏👏🥳

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Couchpotato2
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in reply to TailChaser

Well actually it’s today but I like to spread it over a few days. And you might have guessed correctly... I am not 15...

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Dexy5

Just watched it - the seaside run was Southsea . 🥳🎉🎊

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TailChaser
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in reply to Dexy5

I wondered where it was, I thought it might be Hove...so not far off 😁

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Dexy5
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It was a lovely run here today - I was 15 seconds above my PB . Must get closer to the start line ..

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