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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by michael_churchill » 28 May 2019, 21:46

How do you join this club?
Do you just need my parkrun ID?
In which case, I'm now A5832391.

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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Soup Dragon » 29 May 2019, 14:38

michael_churchill wrote:
28 May 2019, 21:46
How do you join this club?
Do you just need my parkrun ID?
In which case, I'm now A5832391.
Fantastic Michael, I will add you to the stats.
You mention your number is now A5832391, does this mean that you also have a previous number?
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by michael_churchill » 29 May 2019, 15:08

Soup Dragon wrote:
29 May 2019, 14:38
michael_churchill wrote:
28 May 2019, 21:46
How do you join this club?
Do you just need my parkrun ID?
In which case, I'm now A5832391.
Fantastic Michael, I will add you to the stats.
You mention your number is now A5832391, does this mean that you also have a previous number?
No, first and only time I've registered.

I don't expect to trouble the scorers often, perhaps only on Random 15 dates.

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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Going Underground » 29 May 2019, 15:19

michael_churchill wrote:
29 May 2019, 15:08
Soup Dragon wrote:
29 May 2019, 14:38
michael_churchill wrote:
28 May 2019, 21:46
How do you join this club?
Do you just need my parkrun ID?
In which case, I'm now A5832391.
Fantastic Michael, I will add you to the stats.
You mention your number is now A5832391, does this mean that you also have a previous number?
No, first and only time I've registered.

I don't expect to trouble the scorers often, perhaps only on Random 15 dates.
Joining us at Orpington Michael?
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by michael_churchill » 29 May 2019, 21:35

Going Underground wrote:
29 May 2019, 15:19
michael_churchill wrote:
29 May 2019, 15:08
Soup Dragon wrote:
29 May 2019, 14:38
michael_churchill wrote:
28 May 2019, 21:46
How do you join this club?
Do you just need my parkrun ID?
In which case, I'm now A5832391.
Fantastic Michael, I will add you to the stats.
You mention your number is now A5832391, does this mean that you also have a previous number?
No, first and only time I've registered.

I don't expect to trouble the scorers often, perhaps only on Random 15 dates.
Joining us at Orpington Michael?
I don't know... why did you choose a park run with a Kent postal address when the R15 is almost as far west as it could be? I'm staying the weekend near the flood barrier, so I was thinking Victoria Docks. I'd have time to get back to my room before the R15.

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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Going Underground » 30 May 2019, 07:27

We try and choose a London run that none of us done - getting very hard now as myself and Andrew C only have only a handful left to do....
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Soup Dragon » 01 Jun 2019, 13:52

Did anyone else ever try to deliberately run a Stopwatch Bingo time before? I managed it today at Seaford Beach in 25:08, it's not as easy as you'd think! 🤔
I had 06, 07, 08, to aim for but still nearly missed it 😂
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Iain » 01 Jun 2019, 15:41

Yes - I tried it this morning at Uckfield. I was on target for around xx.23, but thought I was just too quick, so slowed down and went too far the other way and got 26 (timers matched my watch exactly).

Uckfield's lovely though - uneven underfoot for a lot of the course but very picturesque and with good facilities and a friendly team.
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Going Underground » 02 Jun 2019, 13:23

I haven't as I always run "naked" :wink: And am just relieved when I am over the finish line!
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by tractakid » 02 Jun 2019, 14:58

Completed all 60 times naturally. I only became aware of the challenge when I had one or two to go. I did notice when I got the last one however.
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by dstock17 » 02 Jun 2019, 16:18

I been stuck with 3 left I won't fudge it and just eventually it will come Uckfield is a lovely run if not great surface protecting my knee my calves went so really struggled in heat.
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by xcooler123 » 02 Jun 2019, 19:37

Orpington was a very pleasant parkrun, in fact the description of the course on the website doesn't do it any justice. 2 and a bit laps around the rugby fields/park, a mixture of flat and long gradual inclines/descents with the hot weather not making it easier on the body. Still, a SB of 24:14 and only 20 seconds off a PB on a course that doesn't scream as being really fast (and the hot weather didn't help either) so very pleased all round. Helped in part by tractakid's friend Jake being a useful pacer on the way around!
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Soup Dragon » 02 Jun 2019, 22:18

dstock17 wrote:
02 Jun 2019, 16:18
I been stuck with 3 left I won't fudge it and just eventually it will come Uckfield is a lovely run if not great surface protecting my knee my calves went so really struggled in heat.
I get what you're saying about fudging it. I kinda feel bad, but as I was mainly at Seaford Beach just for a gentle training run I thought what the heck...
This was also my first S for the alphabet, so I managed to tick two boxes. Another bonus was at 2km I noticed a lady from Burgess Hill runners was sticking to my shoulder, so I advised her that I was running 25 minute pace, she said "great" and that she would stick with me as that would be a massive PB for her. With 200 meters to go she opened her legs and showed me her class :lol: and managed to finish in 24:58 8)

The gentle training approach yesterday paid dividends today, I was targetting myself 42-43 minutes for the Worthing 10K, so was delighted to get 41:48. Such a warm day on the coast, I was very grateful to several local residents who put out hosepipes to help try and keep the runners cool.
Final place today was 90th out of a field of 2267, the winning time was an amazing 30:39:8, with one of my colleagues from Worthing Harriers missing out by a 10th of a second on 30:39:9 :shock:
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Soup Dragon » 03 Jun 2019, 10:32

This weeks highlinghts
There were 14 runners out this Saturday, but very little to report in the way of PB, SB or CB.
No brand new courses for us to report this week.
xcooler123 ran a SB at Orpington in 24:14
jamesthegill had a SB finish of 56th at Littlehampton Beach Green
tpfkar also had a SB finish of 91st at Linford Wood
Andi managed a top ten finish, 7th place at Uckfield in 21:30

The main action this week took place in the medals table.
At Orpinton, losing medals are scrxisi (Silver) and Geofftech (Bronze), gaining medals are xcooler123 (Silver) and Nozzacook (Bronze)
Seaton medals awarded for the first time: Andi (Gold), Geofftech (Silver), Das (Bronze)
Uckfield medals awarded for the first time: Soup Dragon (Gold), Andi (Silver), Iain (Bronze)
Seaford Beach medals awarded for the first time: Soup Dragon (Gold), Geofftech (Silver), jamesthegill (Bronze)

Full update is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by nozzacook » 05 Jun 2019, 13:23

Just been looking at the Lon done table and I’m at 50% not bad for someone who lives 270 miles away.
26 miles 385yards in 4h 14m 40s.

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