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AlMorr profile image
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I ran a PB (not) Parkrun last week but no one virtually ran with me, I felt so lonely ๐Ÿ˜€, really ๐Ÿ˜‚ however, I also ran a official Parkrun with another PB time 30.20, this time I ran with 206 runners including my friend Keith which was his first parkrun, last week there were 2051 (not ) parkrunners in the UK despite official Parkruns now taking place.

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Leosmit profile image
LeosmitGraduate

Great time! Glad you enjoyed the run.

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Leosmit

I did, I enjoyed both runs.

Oh no Al, the only (not) parkrunner in Dunfermline!That's *almost* a Simon and Garfunkel song ๐Ÿ˜, glad a few turned up at the actual one!

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Ha Ha grumpyoldgirl, perhaps I was the only (not) parkrunner at Dunfermline but at the actual one which was Drumpellier Parkrun on Saturday, I ran with over 200 runners.

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grumpyoldgirlGraduate in reply to AlMorr

So that's where they all were๐Ÿ˜‚

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate in reply to grumpyoldgirl

....or Portsmouth Southsea and Lakeside.

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Ian5KGraduate

Good work, Al.

You run better with or without company? I know the timeโ€™s better but itโ€™s more relaxing on your todd. Itโ€™s good to have both; I expect some of the continuing (non) parkrunners live too far from parkruns - or theyโ€™re cancelled, like ours was, two weeks running.

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Ian5K

All my sub-31-minute runs have been ran at Drumpellier Parkrun, I think I am "carried along" by other runners so to speak, it is a mainly flat course with few sharp corners, no hills so the runners can keep going without easing up for a sharp bend or walk up any hills.

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Ian5KGraduate in reply to AlMorr

It looks like a nice course, Al.

That's two brilliant runs, well done on those PBs ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰ you made up for that lonely (not) parkrun by having loads of running buddies at the actual parkrun ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I hope your friend enjoyed his first ever parkrun ๐Ÿ‘

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Beatlesforever

Thanks Beatlesforever, my friend Keith who also goes to my Thursday morning walking club enjoyed his first parkrun, he wants to go back again to Drumpellier this Saturday, the following week he will go with me to my home parkrun at Dunfermline.

Great time Al, and you will never be lonely here

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

You are so correct, no one is lonely on those forums, we are all here to support each other.

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Yes and that is whatโ€™s so good about this one

How can you be lonely with five and a half thousand running buddies around the world doing (not)parkrun with you, and countless more on here cheering you on?! ๐Ÿฅณ Fab time by the way.Hopefully you can soon be back at a proper parkrun and seeing other runners in person.

๐Ÿคž

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Devon_straggler

I have now ran at the 2 official parkruns I attend after the break from Covid, my 'homeparkrun' is Dunfermline although that's 25 miles from where I live but easy to get to by bus or car, the other parkrun I run at is 9 miles from where I live but more awkward to get to unless by car which I was taken to by my friend Keith on Saturday when I ran a PB.

LottieMW profile image
LottieMWGraduate

๐Ÿ˜‚

I was the only (not) Park Runner on the Saturday before we restarted in Wales! I wondered if theyโ€™d all nipped over the bridge to England for a real one! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to LottieMW

Where there is a official Parkrun near where any one lives such as the English/Welsh border there will be many runners going to that parkrun although they have been asked not to go.

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LottieMWGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Well weโ€™re all open now soโ€ฆ๐Ÿฅณ

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate in reply to LottieMW

Great news for everyone, I just hope that The Republic of Ireland will resume parkruns soon, probably by the beginning of October.

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grumpyoldgirlGraduate in reply to LottieMW

The only one Lottie? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Good thing the real one is back, before things slide too far! ๐Ÿ˜ (Unless everybody was saving themselves for the 10k over the Severn bridge ...)

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LottieMWGraduate in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Possibly ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐ŸŒ‰๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ๐Ÿ˜‚

HeavyFoot profile image
HeavyFootGraduate

Simply fantastic!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to HeavyFoot

Thanks HeavyFoot, you are also doing very well with your running ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพ.

HeavyFoot profile image
HeavyFootGraduate in reply to AlMorr

I just keep at it, Al !

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Doris8Graduate

Great stuff AlMorr. Great times again,

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Doris8

๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพ Thanks Doris8 ๐Ÿ‘

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Birdlady64Graduate

Aww Al you will never be lonely when you have all your lovely run buddies on here. ๐Ÿค—Congratulations on the PB

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Birdlady64

Thanks Birdlady64, I only used the word "lonely" because I was the only person who ran that (not ) parkrun. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ‘

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to AlMorr

By the way Birdlady64, this Wednesday morning I ran my 64th (not) parkrun, this time I wasn't the only one running it but it was another (not) parkrun PB of 31.31, compared to last week (not) parkrun time of 31.52, so I am very pleased with that, this coming Saturday I will run my 20th official parkrun at Drumpellier Parkrun.

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FionamagsGraduate

Awwwwwww never mind - you had company on the real one. A cracking time too!

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Fionamags

That was last week Fiona, this week I did have another virtual runner running with me on my 64th (not) parkrun and another PB to boot 31.31 ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘

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