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Who is doing a parkrun this weekend?

It seems all the talk this week is of parkruns, now it may just be I'm noticing it more because I'm doing my first one this weekend but I thought I'd try to get some idea of numbers of C25k -ers who are going to be out there. It's mild curiosity really but will also give us an idea how many are running (virtually) together.

So....

I'm in.

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yes doing the parkrun this weekend even as the weather is going to be rainning so will see how my time go's

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..and me almost definitely.

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If you do, we can both be last together - but yours will be a faster last! :)

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Right - you're on. I'll do it. Last but proud! :-)

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Great - that'll help me to face the end bit (definitely the bit I'm looking forward to least - the steep hill is much more attractive!) - knowing there's someone else out there being proud.

Let's go out and enjoy ourselves. :) High five!

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I'll be thinking of you as i run thru' the muddy bit at the end. Have fun :-) high five!

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Probably too late to catch you before tomorrow, but I just found this:

the5krunner.com/2011/08/24/...

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I love it.

just think ..We'll beat all those people that are too afraid to enter! Good luck!

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Me too! Eeeek!

My son has text to say he will be down tomorrow evening so he can run with me (for the first time!) I will just have to pester him to make sure he registers and prints his barcode as my printer doesn't work!

Just ordered my graduate T shirt too! :-)

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Not me this week as need to do a long run (aiming for 10miles yikes!) and found it hard the last 2 weeks when did Parkrun on Saturday and ling run Sunday.

Have fun everyone, I will miss my Parkrun fix

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Best of luck for that 10 miler Ali. :-)

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me too (probably!!)

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Yes I am doing parkrun Saturday, it is my graduation run :) 9 weeks flew by. Hope to equal or better last weeks 36:10. Have fun everyone

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I might (it's been a few weeks) but the weather forecast is awful for here tomorrow. Best of luck to all other c25k parkrunners out there! :-)

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It's looking like rain here too but feck it, I have a new feckin' shirt to show off!

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Not quite a park run but I am doing my first ever run with other runners! I am doing the Regents Park 5k for the British Heart Foundation. Poor Hubby and kids have agreed to come along and watch, feel a bit sorry for them, I'd rather be running than standing around watching in the rain.

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Yes we are me and two sons. Hope to better my time of 39:45 , one son does it around 31/32 and other son just started so may do one lap we will see weather is not looking good x good luck all x

Catherine

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yeh me too number 96 lol

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You've done 96? You must be due a t-shirt of your own soon?

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yeh got one at 50 and due another (plus jacket)at 100 which should be in April all being well.how many have you done?

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This will be my first. In my case the new shirt is my grad one.

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Another first timer here.

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YAAASSSS!

Get in!

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I'm surprisingly excited about it, but also very nervous!

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My nerves have been drowned in my excitement, especially as my graduation shirt was sitting on my desk when I got to work this morning (thanks Andy at Complete Runner, as good as your word) but no doubt the nerves will return tomorrow when I get to the park.

Like all us virgins, I'll just have to concentrate on not going off too fast when the action starts....

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hi greenlegs good luck for tomorrow!!

Heres a tip for you...divide the race into three parts....run the first part with your head....the second part with your personality...and the last bit with your heart!!

Gra

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Sounds good advice, thanks. Must remember not to start off so fast (relatively) that I feel sick!

The 2nd part will be with my superhero cape flying out behind me! :D Ha ha - that's the bit where I couldn't catch up with a dogwalker!

and then I just keep plodding on...

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youve got it!! lolol

good luck and above all enjoy

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I marshalled at the parkrun again today - I was Funnel Manager ! That basically means I asked the runners to stay in order as they went to collect their bar-code tokens. It was a bit drizzly and cold but it was great to see several runners achieving PBs, including the very smiley larger lady at the back who said she had just hoped to finish within a week; an older gentleman friend who beat his previous PB by 3 minutes and several children doing brilliantly. A new runner asked my advice about a niggly pain she had - I was amazed anyone would think I look like someone who knows about such things - but I suggested she just take it easy and she looked cheerful enough (and relieved) when she finished. I'll probably run it with my fifteen year old son next weekend.

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Funnel Manager is a very stylish job title! Chatting to people and making them feel welcome is a very important role though, seriously. It really helped to make me feel that I wanted to go back again for another go! So thanks, on their behalf. :)

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