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It was good to be back I was RD at Lands End joined by 72 parkrun er’s
26 miles 385yards in 4h 14m 40s.
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jamesthegill wrote: 24 Jul 2021, 21:05 Also, some bloke called Rob Lomas keeps giving me kudos on Strava, which one of you is he?
That'll be Roblo :D

Great to see all these Parkrun reports - good luck guys!
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Very good to be back. Struggled round Linford Wood in 29 minutes. Probably RD next week.
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Struggled around Bedfont Lakes nursing my displaced fracture in 38:23 first attempted run since the fall and dislocation 8 weeks ago...
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Going Underground wrote: 27 Jul 2021, 20:12 Struggled around Bedfont Lakes nursing my displaced fracture in 38:23 first attempted run since the fall and dislocation 8 weeks ago...
You're crazy, but I love it! :D
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finally its back first last week was squerry winery and this week reigate priory getting back into it slowly very unfit need a lot of weight gone before i can get back to good times again.
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I finally got the monkey off my back and managed my first rostrum finish as Squerryes Winery. 3rd place in 21:12.
Not the easiest of courses, but definitely one to do in the summer, I could imagine it being really muddy in the winter. It's also very narrow for overtaking on the final leg. I did lead for well over half the run, but was never going to hold on. Really enjoyed the setting at this one, we played some card games with a few other runners afterwards, over coffee and breakfast.

In other news.... a few of you also went and did parkrun this week, and here are the highly anticipated results:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
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First parkrun since lockdown

36:56 with buggy

Also, I forgot to pump up the buggy tyres beforehand!
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the first innagural since the re-start saw me and kevin going to horspath a lovely 2 lapper course entirely on grass i decided to try a bit of a sprint at the finish but my knee is absolutely f****d. i recommend this one as lovely parking good core team friendly and nice course if not a pb one.

and the spoons is just up the road with good parking.
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Some of us went for a run in a park and we all did good things.
Some medals changed hands and some didn't

The full lowdown can be found in this weeks update.... :D

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

p.s. I was back to bridesmaid status at Lullingstone, but to be honest I didn't want to push too hard as I had a 32km run to do this morning :shock:
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One bonus of having a new job is being of every Saturday. I may not be very fast, but hopefully I'll be consistent!

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This week I've treated myself to a pair of Nike Zoom Fly 3 which have the carbon plate. I've been struggling to get close to sub 20 for 5km since lockdown started last March. I don't know if it's physchological but the new shoes did the trick. I took a massive chunk of 1m1s off my course best for Preston Park, setting a new benchmark of 19m44s. Happy with that as those of you that have run Preston Park will know it isn't easy, with three hairpin bends and three times up the "Travelator" as I like to call it! :lol:

For the stats geeks I have run 5 times at Preston Park, and it must be my go to course for Stop Watch Bingo, as on every trip I've filled my Bingo Card!
(12, 28, 43, 44 & 45 are the lucky numbers if anyone thinks there might by a lucky omen here!)

Only seven runners this week, not many of us have been out since parkrun returned.... What's keeping people away, I'd be interested to hear if people have fallen out of love with parkrun :?:

Anyhow.... here are this weeks stats for those of you who like that sort of thing :D

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
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Nice going SD :D
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Soup Dragon wrote: 15 Aug 2021, 12:34 What's keeping people away, I'd be interested to hear if people have fallen out of love with parkrun :?:
It's been an odd mix of things for me. Being nervous about being in a crowd of people and contracting something that might prevent my wife seeing her family for the first time in eighteen months has played into it; also wanting to volunteer and get my purple shirt is another. My preferred course of choice (Lancing Beach Green) is only on for two of the first five Saturdays since the return, and without the social aspect I may as well go for a solo run instead. (I know one of the big things about parkrun is the social aspect, but I'm like a feral cat - it takes me a few months to warm up to new people.) All of these little things add up, and with a long stretch where parkrun wasn't part of my usual weekend routine, it's slipped down my list of priorities.

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definately not fallen out of love for parkrun and still continuing to be the most tourist i can possibly be next saturday kingdon with iain then letchworth then possibly a wales one havent decided on it yet!
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