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VRB meet-up at Cambridge parkrun

Katnap profile image
KatnapGraduate
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Curlygurly2 hosted a VRB meet-up at Coldham's Common parkrun on Saturday 11th September 2021. It was lovely to meet you!

Myself, Tailchaser and our kittens were tourists. Apologies if we missed any other HU forum members! The pic is before the run - could you tell? 🀣

It's a 2x lap course around the common and football / rugby pitches so it is all on grass with the odd rabbit hole to avoid! Conditions were humid so it felt cold to start with but you very soon got warm once you were off running.

We briefly met at the end for a chat. Normally we would go somewhere for tea and cake or bacon rolls after the run but we all had places to be so it was a brief encounter!

🐱 Katnap 🐱

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Katnap profile image
KatnapGraduate

I had trouble trying to tag you:Curlygurly2

TailChaser

Curlygurly2 profile image
Curlygurly2Graduate in reply to Katnap

I got the tag, thank you x

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate

An excellent VRB meet up Katnap, TailChaser , kittens and Curlygurly2. It’s great to see people getting together again, even if briefly.

Don’t like the idea of rabbit πŸ‡ holes though.

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Dexy5

I like idea of πŸ‡ xx Yes real people! I am hoping a week on Sunday I find someone to chat to, preferably in English..my Welsh is a tad limited!

nowster profile image
nowsterGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

I might be in your area next weekend. Unfortunately the Hafan Pwllheli parkrun doesn't appear to be on at the moment. They cite Covid as the reason. 😟

Oldfloss profile image
OldflossAdministrator in reply to nowster

Yes..Hafan isn't happening...they are opening more as and when they are able. I would not have run it,as my Race for life is on the Sunday...the legs aren't back up to consecutive days yet!

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nowsterGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

I expect they're holding back until y twristiaidd have mostly mynd adref. πŸ˜‰πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ·σ ¬σ ³σ Ώ

I was talking to my dad this afternoon and he told me that even though schools had gone back Pwllheli is still heaving.

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to nowster

I keep saying that! We cannot wait to get back Tuesday! Our daughter said it was quiet this weekend but then they were in the hills.. swimming in the rivers.. too cold for most twristiaid! Small runner in training loved it... her Mama learned to swim in a pool below Llyn Edno!

Katnap profile image
KatnapGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Depends on how far they go... 🀣

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TailChaserGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Those rabbit holes acted as an excellent distraction Dexy, the last thing I wanted to do was fall down yet another hole!! I think we scared all the rabbits off unfortunately.

Oldfloss profile image
OldflossAdministrator

Looks great...love the meet up idea!

Katnap profile image
KatnapGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

It would be rude to not visit when we knew we would be in the area! 😲

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Katnap

Absolutely!!

Yay - a real life meet up β€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Katnap profile image
KatnapGraduate in reply to RunWillie

πŸ˜ƒ more to follow I'm sure!

Madge50 profile image
Madge50Graduate

Yay! Well done guys, πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈif i’d known i would have joined you, I was just up the road at the new Cambridge one, Storeys Field - their 7th today.

Hope you enjoyed your visit to Cambridge πŸ‘

Mx

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KatnapGraduate in reply to Madge50

Aww! That's a shame! Curlygurly2 did mention you.a few times today. We might be back around the festive season so we could visit Storeys Field then πŸ±πŸ‘

nowster profile image
nowsterGraduate

Two Sunday mornings ago I was running in the back lanes about 5 miles to the west of Cambridge.

Katnap profile image
KatnapGraduate in reply to nowster

That's where HU meet-ups mean you don't necessarily have to run on your own. πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

nowster profile image
nowsterGraduate in reply to Katnap

Not everyone would be interested in doing a 10 mile circuit from Hardwick!

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Curlygurly2Graduate in reply to nowster

Madge50 would!!

Madge50 profile image
Madge50Graduate in reply to nowster

What? Hardwick......you’re talking my manor there......πŸ˜‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ.....Mx

nowster profile image
nowsterGraduate in reply to Madge50

I was staying at the Wallis Farmhouse self catering in Hardwick.

I ran North on Cambridge Road, turned left on St Neots Road, then South on Highfields Road/Main St to the end, turned left and ran on the B road through Toft and Comberton, left up Long Road and then through the fields back to Hardwick.

10 miles in total and I crossed the Greenwich Meridian twice.

Village sign for Hardwick
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Madge50Graduate in reply to nowster

Nice πŸ‘ yes, that’s just near me, and a route I do sometimes - there’s also a cut through before the shop....i usually cut back across the fields before Toft.....not up to 10 miles at the mo.....πŸ˜‚

If you were here on a Saturday and turned right on St Neots road you could have run down to Storeys Field parkrun, it’s behind Madingley park and ride....

Hope you enjoyed your stay!

Mx

nowster profile image
nowsterGraduate in reply to Madge50

I had noticed a path cutting a corner near Toft which I assumed was an old railway branch line route.

Curlygurly2 profile image
Curlygurly2Graduate

This was just lovely! I've struggled with my running recently, and this was just what I needed. I got a pretty good time, thank you so much xx

Katnap profile image
KatnapGraduate in reply to Curlygurly2

And you're faster than an 18yo πŸ’ͺ

Curlygurly2 profile image
Curlygurly2Graduate in reply to Katnap

Ha ha - an 18 YO with cramp!!

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TailChaserGraduate in reply to Katnap

19yo… πŸ€” (sorry for being pedantic! 🀣)

Curlygurly2 profile image
Curlygurly2Graduate

Oh - and my COGH t shirt got a lot of attention, I had to stop and explain what it was about to several marshals!

Katnap profile image
KatnapGraduate in reply to Curlygurly2

Recruiting for the next one?

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Curlygurly2Graduate in reply to Katnap

Ha ha they all thought I had actually run that distance and visited all those places!

Oldgirlruns profile image
OldgirlrunsGraduate

VRB meet-up with photo - brilliant! I’m so glad you all had a good time !

Katnap profile image
KatnapGraduate in reply to Oldgirlruns

GSR VRB meet-up next month!

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