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Almorr - 50th Parkrun

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AlMorrGraduate

This morning I ran my 50th. Parkrun at Dunfermline parkrun, just short of 3 years since my first parkrun at Dunfermline, more details about my run on Damienair's parkrun forum.

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Instructor57Administrator

Congratulations on your 50th park run Al 😁👍Well done 🎉🎉🎉

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Thanks Ian, I have been working up to this morning hoping to get a double celebration which I got, it was my 50th parkrun and the 7th birthday of Dunfermline parkrun, after the run I had a cup cake and a small piece of birthday cake 🎂,yummy 😋.

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to AlMorr

No ice cream swirl? 😁

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Ha ha Ian, I ate my ice cream swirl in the afternoon, not just after I got home when I had my lunch, at 2 o'clock I took Holly the dog a walk, came back from that walk and then ate the ice cream swirl.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate in reply to AlMorr

You’ve had a busy day Al!

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Oldgirlruns

I did have a busy day on Saturday, it was nice getting an applause when the RD called out my name for running 50 parkruns. 😊 👍

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MarvincatGraduate

Congratulations on your 50th park run. Hubby is 74, walks every day but thinks he's left it too late to start running. I've shown him your post!

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Marvincat

Thanks Marvincat, I walk every day, I bike ride one day a week on a Sunday and run on Saturday at Parkrun and also have a longer midweek run on a Wednesday, it's not really too late for your husband to start running, I started with C25K when I was in my early 70's, ask him to try the C25K training program and see how it goes

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Doris8Graduate

Well done on your 50th parkrun.👏👏

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Doris8

Thanks Doris8, I enjoyed my 50th parkrun and also the cake after the run as today was Dunfermline's Parkruns 7th birthday.

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CmoiGraduate

Congratulations on your 50th Parkrun AlMorr - here's to your next 50, and more!

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Cmoi

Thanks Cmoi, it has taken just under 3 years for me to get to No. 50, of course there was that year and a half off at any parkrun due to Covid 19, last Autumn I ran at 13 Parkruns in a row when my late friend Keith took me to various parkruns by car, sadly he died in January, I took a few weeks off running and started going to parkrun by bus, usually two in a row with a week off but today was my 6th Saturday in a row going to parkrun by bus and two by train, I wanted a double celebration, Dunfermline's 7th birthday to coincide with my 50th parkrun which I achieved this morning.

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FlaraflarkinGraduate

Congratulations AlMorr ! What an achievement 👏 🥳

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thanks Flara, I enjoyed my 50th parkrun this morning and the cake after to celebrate the parkruns 7th birthday.

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Jools2020Graduate

Well done on your 50th park run, Al! An amazing achievement. You are an inspiration to us all. 👏👏👏👍🎉

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AlMorrGraduate

Thank you very much Julia, I enjoyed my 50th parkrun this morning, it was a double celebration, my 50th run and the parkruns 7th anniversary.

Congratulations, Al.

I suppose you have to go for a tee shirt fitting now.

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks, I will wear my red 50 T Shirt when I get a e mail congratulating me from Parkrun Headquarters, that happened when I ran my 25th parkrun, they congratulated me and asked me regarding my T Shirt fitting size, I am of medium build, around 10 and a half stone, 67.3kilograms, so medium sized is OK for me.

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Sidmouth203Graduate

Well done so inspiring👍🎉

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Sidmouth203

Thanks Sidmouth203👍

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LionoGraduate

Congratulations Al, that is an impressive achievement. I am yet to do my first, but hope to soon so I can see why they are so popular!

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Liono

👍

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Teejay113Graduate

50th well done I've only done 1 Burnham-on-Sea last week

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Teejay113

Thanks Teejay113, I hope you enjoyed that one parkrun at Burnham on Sea last week 👍

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Teejay113Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Yes I really enjoyed it thanks.

I'm doing Challenge 10K a day for the next 101 days. To raise money for Cancer research were up to £330 so far its only been 2 days

And don't worry about me I've been doing 10K runs for a few months.

And I've been checked out by the Doctor.

I'm good to go.

Wish me luck.

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Teejay113

Congratulations on going to run Challenge 10K, you will run 1,010 Kilometres/627 miles altogether by the end of that challenge, that's further than the distance from London to Inverness, I will certainly wish you luck.

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Teejay113Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks for thoses kind word's

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AlMorrGraduate

Thanks Liono, most runners on this forum who do the C25K training program then go to their first parkrun, everyone who goes to parkrun are very friendly, great atmosphere, this morning I was lapped by a few sub 25 minute 5K runners, some of them who passed me shouted out as they passed, "well done on your 50th run" so once you have graduated from C25K give parkrun a try.

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FrencGraduate

Well done AlMorr on your 50th park run. That is fantastic and you have done exactly 50 x more than me 😁. Here’s to the next 50!

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Frenc

Thanks Frenc 👍😊

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NordicrunnerGraduate

Congratulations Al! Another great achievement.

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Nordicrunner

Thanks Nordicrunner👍

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sparky66Graduate

Sorry for late congratulations 🙏🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Your 50th Parkrun Alan!!

Such an achievement 👏👏👏

You are such an inspiration.. bow to your awesomeness 🥇🏃‍♂️

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to sparky66

Thank you very much Caroline, 50 parkruns now completed, it was a good run for me on Saturday 🏃🏾👍I am not sure if I will run at Elder Park parkrun, its about 15 miles from where I live, Dunfermline parkrun is 25 miles but easy to get to by car or bus.

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00marksGraduate

Congratulations on your 50th parkrun

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to 00marks

Thanks 00marks, it was a good run

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HeavyFootGraduate

Well done, Al. That’s a fine achievement. Looking forward to you posting about your 100th next year.

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to HeavyFoot

Thanks HeavyFoot, I enjoyed my 50th parkrun yesterday, not sure about No. 100 next year, I don't go to parkrun every week, it's usually two in a row with one week off with not too many parkruns ran in the winter months especially if it's very icy or with a lot of snow, my 100th parkrun is more likely to be in 2024 but you never know.

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Bootsie2020Graduate

Well done!And keep the stats coming! 😁

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Bootsie2020

👍 Thanks, I like stats😊🏃🏾

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Hedgehogs123Graduate

Hey congratulations!! I'm aiming for mine in Aug or Sept, just did no 41 yesterday!

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Hedgehogs123

Thanks, you only have 9 to go until No. 50 👍😊

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Hedgehogs123Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Yep and I'm counting each one!!😃

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Scruff55Graduate

Congratulations on your 50 th park run Al. 🍾🍾🎉🎊🎉🎊

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Scruff55

Thanks Scruff55 👍😊

Kevin41 profile image
Kevin41Graduate

Congratulations AlMorr you are are real inspiration for all us fellow runners!!

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Kevin41

Thanks Kevin41👍

Collops profile image
CollopsGraduate

That is so inspiring! I am starting to think about my very first park run but don't think I'd choose hilly Pittencrieff Glen in Dunfie! Perth or Lochore Meadows for me I think. Congratulations to you AlMorr

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Collops

Thank you for your message to me regarding my 50th parkrun at Pittencrieff Park parkrun in Dunfermline on Saturday, I made Dunfermline my "home parkrun" in 2019 because since 2010 I have been going walks through that lovely park regularly on a Friday, when I discovered that there was a parkrun on a Saturday morning I made it my home parkrun, I have never ran a PB there probably because of that hill, the other parkrun I attend is Drumpellier Parkrun, that's where all my PB's have been run.

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CollopsGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Huge respect to you for 'running up that hill' so often! Being used to running on my own, I think when I try a park run I'll initially find the urge to keep up with others instead of going at my own pace enough of a challenge without adding in a big hill! But hopefully I will join you there one day 🙂

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Collops

In the early years I did run up that hill but usually my time was around 34 something, recently I have walked quickly up that hill and my time because of that "rest" has improved to sometimes sub 32 minutes, the reason is that I run a little faster on the more flatter parts, the last two runs a Dunfermline park run my time with a little quick walk up the steepest part of the hill was 32:50 and yesterday 33:09, the time for my first two runs at Dunfermline with NO walking were 34:16 and 34:17, some runners have achieved a sub 30 minutes 5K despite having a few walking breaks.

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CollopsGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Those are incredible times, and it shows the progress you continue to make, well done!

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Collops

👍

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TailChaserGraduate

Whoop 🙌 whoop 🙌 Congratulations on your 50th parkrun Al!! 😀👏👏👏

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to TailChaser

Thanks TailChaser, I enjoyed my 50th parkrun yesterday.

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TailChaserGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Excellent, and I hope your well deserved coffee and cake was extra enjoyable for it.

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to TailChaser

There was no coffee but after the run I ate a cup cake baked by the RD and a piece of birthday cake which was 😋 delicious 😋

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TailChaserGraduate in reply to AlMorr

😋

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to TailChaser

I wanted the parkruns 7th birthday to coincide with my 50th parkrun, a double celebration 🎉, my first parkrun in 2019 was the parkruns 4th birthday, there was cake there as well. 😊

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Birra1Graduate

Wow 🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Birra1

👍 🏃🏾 👍

Congratulations on your 50th Al 👋😀😀

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

Thanks W&S, it was a good run for me yesterday. 😊 🏃🏾 👍

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Birdlady64Graduate

Huge congratulations on your 50th parkrun AlMorr 🎊 👏 💐 🥳 🙌 Did you get a t-shirt?You are a true inspiration - I hope you celebrated with a lovely chocolate swirl ice cream

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Birdlady64

No red 50 T Shirt yet, I will order one very soon, I did eat the ice cream chocolate swirl in the afternoon after I got back from taking Holly the dog a walk around 2.30

Fantastic achievement Al, I remember you posting about your very first parkrun - you are an inspiration. Truly. And Happy Birthday to Dunfermline parkrun!🎂🎉

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Thanks grumpyoldgirl, I also remember posting about my first parkrun, I got more replies about that run than I got from my graduation run from C25K

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Dexy5Graduate

Congratulations on your big 50 Al, only another 50 until the black shirt. 😂

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Dexy5

👍 🏃🏾 💯

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Irish-JohnGraduate

Congratulations Al! 🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂👍🏻

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Irish-John

Thanks John 👍

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BlueflyGraduate

Amazing achievement, congratulations!

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Bluefly

Thanks Bluefly, I like your username 😊

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