parkrunners old and new come and chat all things parkrun.

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cinnamongreyhound Sat 06-Feb-16 11:51:37

Starting a new thread at FiftyNineOhEight's request. Come and get comfy and talk all things parkrun, anyone thinking of starting out on your parkrun journey we have loads of experience between us so come and ask.

cinnamongreyhound Sat 06-Feb-16 11:54:45

Old thread for anyone interested. We had an average number today and I had an average run, but now on 96 smile
Looking forward to visiting Barnstaple next week. How was everyone else's run?

ThursdayLastWeek Sat 06-Feb-16 12:01:40

Oh hello! New thread?

Thanks cinnamon!

Sorry I haven't been around - feeling waaaaaaaay too pregnant to do anything more strenuous than sitting down grin

I hope nobody got washed away this morning? The weather here was absolutely beastly and there a MudCrew event on this weekend - a 100 mile ultra marathon along the Cornish coastpath shock crazy or brave???

steppemum Sat 06-Feb-16 12:54:10

Oh we blew it this morning. sad

dh is away, I felt rotten all day yesterday, ds played football for 2 hours last night so he didn't want to go, weather forecast was for pouring rain, dd2 would have had to come and hang around in the rain, because when we left her with ds last week she caused a massive fight.

So I went to bed and turned off my alarm.

should have been an easy count towards my 50, but it wasn't to be.

chutneypig Sat 06-Feb-16 13:14:51

Did you go cheap?

Some days it just isn't going to happen. Hope you're feeling better today steppe

Great that your mum enjoyed it lastqueen

We made it to a very soggy run, the children were not keen but enjoyed splashing when we got there. First lap was just drizzly but it did get heavier. Still over two hundred showed up. Time wasn't too bad, we had to stop a couple of times to retire DSs laces. That was grim, they were very muddy!

The only other time we've gotten so wet and muddy was Lanhydrock Thursday. Sitting down sounds a good plan. The coast thing sounds terrifying.

MelanieCheeks Sat 06-Feb-16 13:32:10

Great fun at Carrick's 2nd birthday,and I'll be doing a blog which I'll share later.

Lots of super fancy dress - Alice and the White Rabbit, Mickey and Minnie, 118 guys, Mario brothers, Mr and Mrs Potato Head, Wally and Milly, but......we won the pwize! It was a damp morning, and I was glad that my costume consisted of coat hat and gloves, though that was a bit too warm for running. Managed a PB at this course, though, which was nice, and had lovely cake and sushi afterwards, and got chatting to the other doggy runners.

steppemum Sat 06-Feb-16 13:37:08

What was your costume melanie?

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Sat 06-Feb-16 13:37:37

No PB for me this morning but heyho! Found a car key half way round so handed that in.

Was a bit wet but still a good turnout. Anyone got one of the new parkrun t shirts? I want one! I've also got my eye on the London marathon #oneinamillion t shirts

ThursdayLastWeek Sat 06-Feb-16 13:40:42

Ah well done Mum, I'm always terrified I'm going to lose my car key in the way round, but never do the pat-the-pocket-check until I'm practically at my car door!

I really ought to volunteer next week. I miss my buds.

Hackedabove Sat 06-Feb-16 14:17:31

DS1 fell over today, feeling relieved he didn't fall in the lake. But he carried on and finished it. He has a lovely graze and bruise on his face.

I'm posting here to encourage me to join him one day...

miked99 Sat 06-Feb-16 14:25:44

I lost a car key at my local parkrun a few weeks ago. Got to the end and nothing in my pocket, spent about 15 mins looking in the grass for it, gave up , walked 2 km to a friends house ,and got him to drive me home to collect a spare and back to the course to collect my car.
So about an hour after the end of the race I finally get home and get undressed for a shower and a key falls onto the floor! No idea where it was alk that timne but my wife asked me to wash it before it got used again.

miked99 Sat 06-Feb-16 14:30:39

Posted too soon , as there was a big fun run using our park today we went to the next nearest parkrun which has much fewer runners and my 8 year old son 'ran his age' and came in 8th
Has anyone else manage that?

MyBlackCat Sat 06-Feb-16 14:34:05

Lots of mud and puddles this morning, it was also raining but I didn't really notice it. An average time however I am in a secret race in my head only with another parkrunner and today she went off really quickly but I managed to chase her down and overtook her in the last km smile I know it's not a race and she probably has no idea of our rivalry but it is helping with my motivation grin

MyBlackCat Sat 06-Feb-16 14:37:33

Well done to your son miked I regularly finish in a position around my age, but having just checked my results I have never managed it exactly. I took three years off it today grin it will be something else I can aim for.

standingonlego Sat 06-Feb-16 14:38:59

A wet and windy morning at Northampton. DS1 too under the weather to go with DH & DS2 to their usual sat morning training, so instead of running I dragged him out to volunteer with me....he got a grumpy towards the end , bad parent blush

However, my first time doing tokens and it was great to see all the runners over the line. First man in strolled in casually ages ahead of the field, all of who M were puffing and panting (no 3 proclaimed a loud "f* me, that was hard" in the funnel and then apologized profusely when realised DS was there! )

karatekimmi Sat 06-Feb-16 14:48:44

A long time no see (baby brain can't cope with having to log in every time I come on mumsnet). No parkrun for me as my delicate children turn into whinge monsters at the slightest sign of water!! Junior parkrun tomorrow though.

MelanieCheeks Sat 06-Feb-16 15:02:41

Minnie and I were Dastardly and Muttley.

I sometimes run my age as position-last time I visited carrick I came 26th in exactly 26 minutes, which you couldn't do if you tried!

FiftyNineOhEight Sat 06-Feb-16 16:59:37

Thank you for setting up tbe new thread Cinners. Good to see so manypeople posting!

I ran my age today! But am a lot older than 8, and it was a tiny field smile I couldn't have done that at home!

MelanieCheeks Sat 06-Feb-16 17:05:59

I give you Dastardly and Muttley do Carrick

steppemum Sat 06-Feb-16 17:25:52

brilliant Melanie!

I don't stand any chance of running my age, I am at the moment coming in about 450!

I need to speed up and find a very small park run!

ThursdayLastWeek Sat 06-Feb-16 17:32:07

Love it Melanie!

chutneypig Sun 07-Feb-16 14:36:29

I'd have to go to a very small parkrun to run my age grin DS wasn't far off at our juniors today. Soggy yesterday and freezing today, I was glad to get home and out for a run myself.

Fantastic photos Melanie!!

MelanieCheeks Sun 07-Feb-16 16:26:07

The action shots were taken by a runner who stopped each lap at a good spot and took maybe 50 pics. The result was about 400 photos on total on the Flickr page, for people to download as they liked. His own run time was in the 50s, so bless him for doing thus!

Meanwhile, ouch!

I went out as usual with both my dogs. At a narrow path I saw a GSD approaching us, and as Max is in skittish form I changed our route to avoid meeting head on. This meant going down a steep path towards the river. Near the tow path, Max saw a couple of bicycles, and decided to chase them I couldn't hold him

back on the slippery muddy path, and hurled myself at a wire fence to brake. Ended up flat on my face in the mud. Am currently sat on the sofa nursing bruised and swollen knees, a dodgy ankle, scraped elbows and palms.

cheapandcheerful Sun 07-Feb-16 16:33:33

Yes I went! And it was haaaaard!!!! I added a magificent 6 minutes onto my pb confused
I was quite happy with that though as I haven't run that far since October and I've never run on anything other than tarmac before. This was mud! And it was sooooo windy! Beautiful views though. Apparently you can see over to the Isle of Wight on a clear day smile
Thanks for the encouragement everyone!

chutneypig Sun 07-Feb-16 16:33:42

Oh poor you Melanie, hope it all eases up soon.

We have one runner who takes photos fairly regularly. He normally stops for a bit then dashes past to take up a new spot. It's very dispiriting. And inspiring, I think he's in his seventies. But he usually gets a couple of shots of every runner, he's taken some fabulous ones of the kids, me not so much. But he can't work miracles grin

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