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parkrunners (AOWALC, #DFYB) Anonymous Keep on Going 5K at a time

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OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 15-Aug-15 17:35:37

This is a continuation of the parkrunning thread where are all are welcome to chat about tourism, tee-shirts, PBs and everything else parkrun (and sometimes non-parkrun) related.

If you have been lurking on a previous thread now is the time to come out and say hello grin. Like parkrun we're very inclusive and always welcoming to new starters smile. And we love hearing about new courses we haven't been to smile

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 15-Aug-15 17:37:28

I was wondering about a little roll-call for people who are happy to say where they run. I'll go first smile

OhOneOhTwoOhThree home run Bedford, can also be found at Luton Wardown, Cambridge, Wimpole and Panshanger from time to time.

ThursdayLast Sat 15-Aug-15 19:02:58

Thanks for the new Fred OhOne!

I am ThursdayLast and I have been parkrunning for about 18months now.
Home run is Lanhydrock, mid Cornwall.
Currently 9 weeks upduffed and getting slower grin

HalleLouja Sat 15-Aug-15 19:40:15

Thursday well done on keeping going.

I am halle and I am addicted to parkrun. I managed to go even after too much wine. Am on parkrun number 43 and trying to decide where to go for number 50.

cinnamongreyhound Sat 15-Aug-15 20:27:27

Hello! Thanks OhOneOhTwoOhThree, I think it's your job though!

Home run Brandon country park where I'm ED too, have run a few others but not regularly. Today was parkrun 78 for me but have also volunteered 38 times so I'm definitely addicted!

steppemum Sat 15-Aug-15 22:24:22

Hi all, I am only my 6th park run but already an addict. Local run is Swindon. Dh runs in half my time and has done 3 times as many runs.

My first goal was to break the 40 minute barrier. I have done that so now it is 39 minutes (hey - I set my goals in small bite sizes grin)

So much has happened while I was on holiday. Welcome baby Kimmi. I cannot get over how you ran on saturday and gave birth on tuesday!

Feet your ds sounds amazing.

I didn't make the tourist run at penrose, it was the best weather of the week, so we just took kids to the beach. I didn't run at all for the 2 weeks, and got back on fri and did parkrun this morning. Nearly killed me, slowest time ever, but as I was going round I was just saying to myself, just finish, doesn't matter how fast. Was happy just to have done it.

steppemum Sat 15-Aug-15 22:40:51

by the way, what does AOWALC and DFYB mean?

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 15-Aug-15 23:10:51

All One Word, All Lower Case (i.e.. parkrun not Park Run/Parkrun/park run grin)

Don't Forget Your Barcode grin

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 15-Aug-15 23:12:42

steppe you were still faster than everyone who stayed at home this morning smile

chutneypig Sun 16-Aug-15 20:02:11

Hello all. I'm another recent convert, from earlier this year, and I've dragged all my family into it too. And they're all faster than me grin. But I'm not bitter, I'm aiming to crack 30 this year. Probably. I love the whole experience, most especially volunteering at our junior parkrun.

We're in the Midlands so spoilt for choice for parkruns. There's 10 within 20 miles so hoping to try a few more soon.

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sun 16-Aug-15 20:07:45

Wow chutney that's great to have so many parkruns within striking distance.

jchocchip Sun 16-Aug-15 20:33:44

Oh hello you lot! I've been away from mumsnet for a while. Also parkrun. Well that is not quite true, I was there yesterday but only did half the course, and the week before only walked one third. Have really dropped out of running this year, can't seem to motivate myself. What with putting a fair amount of weight back on and getting a new bicycle, I am not walking very much either. I could do with kicking really. I have done 112 parkruns and really love the community at my local one, Bradford Lister Park.

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sun 16-Aug-15 20:53:35

Hello jchocchip, lovely to see you. How are you doing?

I think you have the most runs so far - still making my way to my 100th, hopefully later this year smile

jchocchip Sun 16-Aug-15 22:21:17

I'm doing a bit better, back at work and in counselling, just about functioning. Hard to believe it is over a year since my dh died. I just got out of the habit of going for an early morning run. Could do with starting c25k over again. Try and cycle to/from work a few times a week and that is helping a bit but slow progress. Thanks for asking.
I haven't got my 100 shirt yet, but I think the new 100 shirts are on the way. Maybe wearing that will motivate me ;)

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sun 16-Aug-15 22:48:11

Gosh I can't believe it is almost a year. It must be so hard. Well done for getting back to work. Please keep popping in and letting us know how you are doingthanks (hope the flowers work, it is the first time I have tried from my phone)

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sun 16-Aug-15 22:48:59

Sorry I misread, over a year.

cinnamongreyhound Mon 17-Aug-15 07:16:03

Hi jchocchip! Glad to hear you're back to work and that the parkrun community are helping you too. Feel free to pop in even if you're not running but it sounds like you're getting back into it so won't be long until you're back to a full 5k I'm sure. My newest ds (4 months) has a kidney problem and I've found I can't run alone as it gives me too much time to think and that's nothing compared to losing a partner.

EATmum Mon 17-Aug-15 07:34:14

I ran my 11th parkrun on Saturday - it's frustrating to not be able to go every week as I really enjoy it. Actually it should be 12, but one week I took my DD's barcode by accident! My local run is in Bushy Park so it's quite an event. Over 1000 runners most weeks, and it's beautiful.

MelanieCheeks Mon 17-Aug-15 07:42:09

I do most of my parkrunning in Norn Irn, and have nearly ticked them all off my list! This week I was at MUSA, but my home base is Wallace, Lisburn.

I've done 3 of the London ones, 2 in Scotland, and am planning a visit to Manchester in October.

I'm aiming to run my 100th on 10th October this year.

ThursdayLast Mon 17-Aug-15 09:06:45

Hi * jchocc*, I'm sorry for your loss thanks I didn't know that. We'd love to be your virtual parkrun support smile

EAT I'm going up to London to run Bushey, oops I mean visit my sister in October, I'm well excited but super intimidated by the size and times. I looked on this weeks results and I would be coming in in the 900s with my Lanhudrock time - please tell me it's fast or flat or something!!

Jchocchip Mon 17-Aug-15 12:28:27

Congratulations cinnamon sorry to hear of the kidney problem. Hope the drs are reassuring, guess it is early days. Have you got any plan for treatment yet? Much love and unmumsnetty hugs.

cinnamongreyhound Mon 17-Aug-15 13:49:22

They have now diagnosed that he has vesico-ureteral reflux, grade 5 which is the worst. He recently had a test which has shown his left kidney is working normal so the short term plan is daily antibiotics to stop kidney/bladder infections and three monthly consultant appointments and wait and see! When he's two they will scan again and know more about whether the kidney will have any function or needs to be removed as hopefully by then the reflux will have stopped.

feetheart Mon 17-Aug-15 16:54:15

Thursday - compared to your home run Bushy will be flat, flat, flat grin
October you say? Wasn't there talk of a MN tourist trip to Bushy? Have you got a date in mind? (I have not just looked up the route to Bushy Park on the RAC site, oh no, not at all smile)

jchocchip - not surprising motivation has been low, sounds like you have had more than enough to cope with. I haven't seen one of the new 100 t-shirts yet, hopefully when you get it it will give you the oomph you need, at least to go to parkrun and show it off smile

I have been parkrunning for just over a year, mainly at St Albans and surrounding ones (Bedford, Tring, Panshanger, S Oxhey, Wimpole, etc.) Since April I have been ED at Luton Wardown. I think I have run 23 times and have just about earned my volunteer t-shirt but it's a bit hard to tell!
Looking forward to running on the beach at Portrush this Saturday on a well-timed trip to my parents smile

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Mon 17-Aug-15 18:39:42


Bushy Park?

On my way! (When are we going?) grin

flowers for cinners as well, such a worry for you.

EAT I am one behind my real total too - my barcode didn't scan one week and although I emailed my local parkrun office, and they said they would try to fix it, it didn't happen. Never mind, I know how many I have done smile. and i'm almost halfway to my volunteer shirt as well.

Hello Melanie, cool date for your 100th run!

Forgot to say last week, DS1 if off to university in September and has about 4 parkruns to choose from. I think some parental visiting is needed grin.

MyBlackCat Mon 17-Aug-15 21:18:22

A bit late for the role call but I'm a parkrun addict toogrin this weekend will be number 18 and on my last outing I ran faster than I ever thought I could so think it will be downhill from now on wink

I'm East Midlands based and have a couple of courses fairly local. This weekend I'm going to run the flatter of the two courses, DH ran it on Saturday and took over a minute off his PB. I got within 40secs of him on the hillier course and secretly had plans to beat him - not so sure now smile

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