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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 30 Oct 2019, 13:06
by Soup Dragon
Weekly Update 26/10/19

12 runners this week
2 New Courses - Zielona Gora and Watergrove

Crypto completed his 50th event at Highbury Fields in a SB 21:20
Sam ran a CB at Kingsway in 41:18
Soup Dragon ran a CB at Brighton & Hove in 19:54
geofftech completes the alphabet with his run at Zielona Gora.

Medals Update:
At Brighton & Hove, Soup Dragon reclaims GOLD, so Andi is now down to SILVER
At Highbury Fields, Crypto moves into SILVER, relegating greatkingrat to BRONZE, and pushing zcooler123 out of the medals.
Harrogate has it's first medals, Andi takes GOLD, geofftech SILVER and scrxisi takes BRONZE

The full details are here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 31 Oct 2019, 15:08
by DrainBrain
I had a sort of milestone last Saturday. I've done 80 runs at Southsea and 20 at Portsmouth Lakeside giving me 100 total runs in my hometown of Portsmouth.

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 06 Nov 2019, 19:32
by tractakid
Gdansk was fantastic. Such a fabulous welcome from the event volunteers, a flat and fast course. I must say my primary motivation for booking ablast minute trip to Poland was so that I could parkrun and watch the rugby live at 10:00 GMT+1 😁

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 07 Nov 2019, 09:04
by nozzacook
Well it’s finally here this weekend sees the start of Lands End parkrun. It will be the Mainlands most westerly and most southerly parkrun. Also likely to be one of the windiest courses as well wind gusting to over 100mph recorded last weekend. So should be fun.

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 07 Nov 2019, 10:53
by Going Underground
nozzacook wrote: ↑
07 Nov 2019, 09:04
Well it’s finally here this weekend sees the start of Lands End parkrun. It will be the Mainlands most westerly and most southerly parkrun. Also likely to be one of the windiest courses as well wind gusting to over 100mph recorded last weekend. So should be fun.
Hope it goes well and will try and visit next summer - BTW It can't be much worse than Riddlesdown on Saturday which was my "bail out" option
High up, exposed, wet, windy with rain coming in horizontally and stinging your face at times :shock:

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 09 Nov 2019, 15:48
by Soup Dragon
Weekly Update 02/11/19

Sorry guys, I didn't get a chance to do the full update last week (too busy doing my year end accounts)....!

So you'll just have to make do with the data and draw your own conclusions!
All I will say is that Ifield Mill Pond is a very boring and narrow course and I won't be back in a hurry.
Also the weather last week was the worst ever... nearly all the South Coast parkruns were cancelled.

Full details from last week are here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 11 Nov 2019, 22:40
by dstock17
100 gold yeh another milestone achieved now in the 200 club I have also noticed that the 75 ahead of me in most events actually have worser repeat stats them all.

I went to Barnsley very overcrowded as many parkruns in that area were called off and I was too far back at start to get good pace going plus I did a detour of 200 extra metres plus a slash break. In order to get my barcode. It's a lovely downhill finish to lap though and I have been improving on my finish sprints really good here. Injury free third week in row is good.

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 12 Nov 2019, 08:56
by Going Underground
Very surreal running in the park where Exeter were playing Cambridge some 6 hours later with the ground just a few hundred yards away on the other side!

Had a great morning at Coldhams Common - my 150th event and everybody wanted to talk to me - felt like a minor celeb and they could not have been more welcoming :D

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/coldhamscommon/news/

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 15 Nov 2019, 22:35
by roblo97
I'm making my parkrun debut tomorrow at Bexley, would be better if my barcode actually had a barcode on it though instead of just a blank square with a faint parkrun logo! Does it matter if I can't actually run all 5km at all as the furthest I've run was a 3k last December and my legs were gone by the end of that?

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 15 Nov 2019, 23:22
by tractakid
You can walk the whole 5k if you wanted. 😊

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 16 Nov 2019, 12:40
by Iain
tractakid wrote: ↑
15 Nov 2019, 23:22
You can walk the whole 5k if you wanted. 😊
...and that's exactly what I did at Lullingstone! Thanks to Andi for the lift. Quite a tough course without much flat and a fair bit of mud, but all very enjoyable once we actually found it.

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 16 Nov 2019, 16:26
by xcooler123
Ended up back at Southwark as Kev couldn't make Bexley, ended up with a new PB of 23:49 which I'm dead chuffed about. The training I've done this week has paid off and I think I can go a little bit quicker still. Still love Southwark and I've set 2 PBs there so will be returning at some point :D

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 17 Nov 2019, 14:42
by roblo97
I was also part of the group that was at Southwark. Had a cereal bar, coffee and a croissant for breakfast before getting to the park. Missed the briefing but still went round in 28:08. I was hoping to get under half an hour but could have gone under 28 had I not walked some of the first lap at the start to get a podcast on instead of some music and taking my hoodie and beanie hat off at the end of the second lap. I may also have been a bit ill afterwards as well! I also had an issue with my barcode although Dougie still accepted it as I only had the outline and a faint logo despite changing the settings on the printer :lol:

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Posted: 17 Nov 2019, 18:30
by Soup Dragon
Weekly Update 09/11/19

This report is one week out of date......!

12 runners this week
1 new course - Coldhams Common

Andi finally has 100 Gold Medals, my attempts to stop him failed!!!! :twisted:
MarcG set a SB of 19:53 at Gunnersbury
geofftech had a PB finish of 7th at Pont y Bala
Soup Dragon ran a CB at Preston Park in 20:45

Medals Update:
Barnsley is now on the medals table, Andi GOLD, Scrxisi SILVER, and Das BRONZE, take the first medals
Pont y Bala is also added to the medals, Andi GOLD, xcooler123 SILVER, and geofftech BRONZE, are the first medalists.

The full details are here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing