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Virtual pom poms! 😍 And I'm dreaming of a vBrighton Marathon...

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Hey runners!

I hope you are all feeling OK about things, and thinking about how you can possibly make the best of this strange new world we are living in. If you are struggling with self-isolation, or any of the problems associated with the changes being made to our lives, please do have a look at HU's new Positive Wellbeing During Self-Isolation community here:

This is a very special Friday, because it is the first VIRTUAL POM POM post!!!!

Today I simply ask that we give a pom pom cheer to all of us! πŸ˜ƒ

I am currently signed up to run the postponed Brighton Marathon in September, but in the meantime I am dreaming about running the marathon by myself - my vBrighton Marathon!!! I got on Strava today and drew up a special version of the route that starts and finishes down at my end of town, and I'm SO looking forward to running it 😊😊😊 Of course, as people who follow me on Strava may have seen, this will not happen any time soon as I currently have a problem with my hip and am not running far. But I'm getting there!

🀩 What runs are you planning?

I hope, anyway, that all of us who are able will be allowed to continue running outside (while taking all precautions of course). And if you too have a virtual race planned, remember that we now have some extra-specially fabulous VIRTUAL BADGES available to win, as explained in this post:

And when you've run your virtual race, please be sure to come here and post about it - we want to know all about it!!!!

But anyway, people, for today LET'S RAISE THOSE VPOM POMS TO THE SKY and give a humongous shout-out to all the runners everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!

roseabi and the Marathon Team xxx

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To runners everywhere. Keep going. Keep strong. Keep healthy. Keep connected.

It's great to hear you have a target and focus roseabi

I completely forgot to go running on wednesday πŸ™ƒ . I'm going to try for 10 miles over the weekend to help the vitality challenge and maybe get myself badge! Not completely sure about it as I seem to get leg pains at 14k!

Happy running everyone. The weekend forecast seems good β˜€οΈπŸ€ž

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Cantstopmenow

Take it easy and see how it goes xxx


Go, go, go lovely runners! If you can get out there this weekend, enjoy your runs, clock up some miles for vrwc, grab yourself a PB or a virtual medal, but most of all enjoy the freedom you have to run. If you can't, keep the faith, dream of those first steps once you can. Everyone, take good care of yourself right now xxx

AlMorr10 Miles in reply to linda9389

I intend to run a "virtual parkrun" tomorrow locally at the time parkruns are run in Scotland, 9.30, this will add to my total kilometers for VRWC

linda9389Moderator in reply to AlMorr

Brilliant- but make sure it's well away from any official parkrun route πŸ‘

AlMorr10 Miles in reply to linda9389

It's 28 miles away from my home parkrun

roseabiAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

Good luck and have fun!!! xxx

AlMorr10 Miles in reply to roseabi


roseabiAdministrator in reply to linda9389

You too, Lovely Linda xxx

Hi you wonderful Pom poms are well and truly out and waving at you all...there’s nothing like a good Pom Pom wave on a Friday...even on this kind of Friday. Although I am secretly glad my three children are going to be at home with me, they’re my favourite people so I am having a little Pom Pom wave for that too!!!! Happy Friday everyone...stay safe xxx

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Mummycav

Bless you!!! A special pom pom wave to the Babycavs 😊😊😊

Mummycav in reply to roseabi

Thankyou roseabi ...I can see them from here xxx

Dexy510 Miles

Enjoy your virtual marathon Roseabi. I’m waving pom-poms for everyone. It has now been announced that gyms will close so you treadmill runners can try outdoor running for the first time. Keep safe, keep running.

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy! I hope they enjoy it 😊😊😊

Dexy510 Miles in reply to roseabi

Wrong forum of course; not sure anyone on here can be a dreadmill only runner. πŸ˜‚

Run46Half Marathon in reply to Dexy5

Lol, can you imagine...10 miles or more on the treadmill, now that would take dedication πŸ˜–...thank you mother nature for the great outdoors πŸ˜…πŸ˜

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Dexy5

I ran on a treadmill once! I liked it πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ Didn't run 10 miles mind you...


Yes I think we all deserve a cheer and maybe a bevvie after this crazy week. To anyone running indoors or out, virtually or otherwise, stay safe, stay healthy. We’ve got this. I may try a longer quiet solo trail run on Sunday on a lonely stretch somewhere. Time to download some podcasts...

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Decker

Have you come across Rich Roll? I love his podcasts to fall asleep to because they are very high quality recordings so they are quite soothing-sounding. But they are often too interesting! I listened to "Dan Peres: From opioid slave to sober salvation" yesterday - not running related, but fascinating!

DeckerModerator in reply to roseabi

Yes I have his podcast on my listen list. There are so many though! My favourite is still Trail Runner Nation. Those two are hilarious. I’m going to give this one a listen this weekend. - thank you!

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Decker

And I will catch up with Trail Runner Nation 😊😊😊

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Decker

Also, bevvies currently chilling... 😁

DeckerModerator in reply to roseabi

It is Friday after all!

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Decker

Absolutely! We popped into our pub carefully to say au revoir and buy some of their takeaway cans 😊


Hooray for all of us and hooray for your virtual Marathon when the hip twinges ease!

I am planning a route for my virtual Half will be across my fields and hard! And slow..🐌🐌

Happy running looking forward to the virtual reports...

Thanks for this, you xxxx

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Oldfloss


Hurrah runners!

Run for yourselves, run for your loved ones,run for those who can't run and run for me!😊

Good luck Oldfloss we will be with you, you won't be alone...

Looking forward to reading some wonderful run reports from you all!

Take care out there. 😊xxx

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Bluebirdrunner


cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Go go go everyone! So many virtual pom poms to be had for everyone. We all deserve them. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Gosh you’d deserve more than a pom pom or two if you ran a solo marathon roseabi! I sincerely hope we’ll be back to some kind of normal by September ..... 🀞 In the meantime look after that pesky hip. πŸ˜€

Off to the common tomorrow and Sunday to help the VRWC. It’s open enough to spot other walkers/runners a way off, so easy to stay safe. I’m getting to know every inch! πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ˜…

roseabiAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

I wish it would hurry up and get better, I'm sooooo looking forward to this marathon. Patience, grasshopper πŸ˜„

Enjoy your runs xxx

ColinsmithHalf Marathon

Pom poms shaking for you all getting out there! I haven’t been a regular here for a while, but there are many fabulous people here I care about.

I’ve been taking the parkrun cancellation and race postponement as a chance to get my troublesome big toe to sort itself out. But I think I might have to come out of retirement to get my lovely boy (13) active while he’s off school. No walk to school, no PE, no swimming... he doesn’t realise it now but he’ll miss these things. I think an occasional jog with his Dad will be just the ticket.

Be well everyone. Be well.

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Colinsmith

Go go, super dad!!!! xxx


Mornin all

I’m heading out today for my virtual Monsal Half Marathon. Sadly, not on the Monsal Trail but in my local area.

It’s a fine day πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Have a good day everyone πŸ‘πŸ™‚

OldflossAdministrator in reply to misswobble

Go girl... Enjoy.... I am thinking maybe tomorrow or Monday???? Looking forward to your post ! Eat cake afterwards:) xx

linda9389Moderator in reply to misswobble

Good luck Miss W. Have fun out there πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

misswobbleMarathon in reply to linda9389

I will πŸ˜ƒ

roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

Good luck and have funnnn!!!


There won’t be any left as OH is in πŸ™„. Cake crumb trail in the kitchen this morning is a bad sign 🀨. It was Genoa. Waaaaagh 😰. I’ll take a couple of my bars out the freezer to keep me going on the run. I might take a drink as it looks bright out

Porridge eaten early so I’m off πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Brilliant idea! From my (virtual) IC, I enthusiastically wave my huuuuuge virtual pom-poms for all runners at every stage of their running journey. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰ Keep going, folks. This too shall pass, and quicker if we can keep running! πŸ˜„πŸ‘

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Granspeed


BrianUK10 Miles

I’m hoping to run a Hove 10k with my brother tomorrow morning in preparation for the full on virtual Brighton Marathon 10km we plan for April.

aliboo70Half Marathon

Happy Running everyone and good luck with your virtual races! here on the island a lot of running groups have set up a individual members strava picture map competition to draw something interesting via your run! Im not running right now as mainly staying in this week with niggly throat to be on the safe side.

But hope to be out there soon.

I'm waving Pom poms at you all πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒβœ”xxx

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