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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by dstock17 » 26 Jan 2019, 11:11

5 of us tube challengers at Dartford heath soup dragon we have a new person to add to the list. What an exhausting Parkrun I busted my gut around the course despite losing the lead at 1 point I retook the lead and held it until the end for my 1st ever 1st position the feeling when u cross the line and you know ur the 1st is amazing something I don't think I ever get the chance again.
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Iain » 26 Jan 2019, 12:18

Nice course and not too muddy, but watch out for tree roots! Someone just behind me tripped on one so I stopped to help her, but she seemed fine.
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Going Underground » 26 Jan 2019, 12:49

Top morning at Dartford Heath - well worth a visit
Thanks to Das for picking me up at Crayford Station and well done Andi on that 1st finish position :D
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by dstock17 » 26 Jan 2019, 14:37

2 pints to celebrate and a few more later on me thinks its been a long day bit of kip then back out this evening
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by tractakid » 27 Jan 2019, 21:43

Well done Andi- great running. You timed your visit to Dartford Heath almost to perfection, as you got the 2nd slowest ever first finish there.

But you know what they say. A win is a win, except at parkrun when a first finish is a first finish :)
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Iain » 28 Jan 2019, 19:51

Not so long ago Andi came second at South Oxhey, in a time that would have won many of the previous weeks, so it sort of evened out!
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Iain » 02 Feb 2019, 14:28

An early start for me today, to finally get a parkrun U at Upton Court. I'd had it planned for a few weeks, but what with Bedfont, Northala etc cancelling I feared it might get called off. Massive thanks to the team for keeping it on - the nearby pavements were really icy but the course had been cleared apart from a couple of patches where we were directed to run on the grass.

A tough journey for me - three buses (X26, U3 and 81), but I managed the return trip on a single hoppa fare!

There's toilets there and a great cafe with hot drinks, bacon butties and chocolate, as well as a lovely course :D
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by al » 02 Feb 2019, 16:49

A parkrun U?
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by dstock17 » 02 Feb 2019, 17:33

It was a debate today whether I could have won I took my dog and started at the back etiquette soon realised should have started at front. But eventually came and I only get silver as Lee was ahead of me.
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Going Underground » 02 Feb 2019, 20:32

Iain wrote:
02 Feb 2019, 14:28
An early start for me today, to finally get a parkrun U at Upton Court. I'd had it planned for a few weeks, but what with Bedfont, Northala etc cancelling I feared it might get called off. Massive thanks to the team for keeping it on - the nearby pavements were really icy but the course had been cleared apart from a couple of patches where we were directed to run on the grass.

A tough journey for me - three buses (X26, U3 and 81), but I managed the return trip on a single hoppa fare!

There's toilets there and a great cafe with hot drinks, bacon butties and chocolate, as well as a lovely course :D
Should have given me a shout would have met you at Hatton X - I had 3 runs in mind today all grass because I knew they would be on and Upton was one of them - did Hazelwood in the end..
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by dstock17 » 02 Feb 2019, 21:00

See Iain u had a choice of running partner we were lucky chose right one and it increased my nendy now
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Iain » 02 Feb 2019, 21:15

Ah bugger, saw you were doing Hazelwood so didn't bother to ask
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by dstock17 » 03 Feb 2019, 07:48

Anybody wanting a j for the alphabet and join me in the group Gr8 chance next week as Jersey Farm Parkrun it is with a stop over at my favourite travelodge Croydon.
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Soup Dragon » 03 Feb 2019, 09:00

dstock17 wrote:
26 Jan 2019, 11:11
5 of us tube challengers at Dartford heath soup dragon we have a new person to add to the list. What an exhausting Parkrun I busted my gut around the course despite losing the lead at 1 point I retook the lead and held it until the end for my 1st ever 1st position the feeling when u cross the line and you know ur the 1st is amazing something I don't think I ever get the chance again.
Who is the new person to add Andi? Let me know and I will add their results.
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Soup Dragon » 03 Feb 2019, 09:17

I'm one week behind on the stats, so here is the update for 26th January.

Twelve runner again this week, with the majority running at Dartford Heath.

This weeks Highlights
Andi becomes our first Parkrun winner, finishing 1st at Dartford Heath in 20:22, well done Andi!
Tubeguru ends a negative run of 43 weeks with an outing at Plymvalley, his first run since 24/03/18.
Tractakid sets a SB and CB at Linford Wood in a time of 23:52.
Geofftech runs a SB of 35:40 at Clapham Common.
Nozzacook has a SB finish of 25th at Heartlands.
Going Underground has a SB finish of 90th at Dartford Heath.
Das also has a SB finish of 96th at Dartford Heath.
Tpfkar set a SB of 112th at Linford Wood.

MatthewCook18 ran for the first time at Heartlands so this is now on the medals list. Soup Dragon gets Gold, Nozzacook Silver, and Matthew claims Bronze.

Dartford Heath also joins the list with Andi claiming Gold, Iain takes Silver and Going Underground grabs the bronze.

Full table is here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
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