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I mean you don't have to fly from New Zealand to California. Could just print two barcodes out and get two people run two different parkruns

Slightly less fun though!

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Very much enjoyed the parkrun at Woking, despite the weather being a bit gloomy and slightly damp.
I was joined by two fellow runners from Worthing Harriers, Charles & Sarah, and from Tubehchallengers Kevin and Phil.
I'm amazed that my son Phil actually got out of bed for this, but in the process he increased his total parkruns by 100%.
We had a good breakfast afterwards at Spoons, followed by a few games.

Anyhow.... here is this weeks update for you all.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
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The Raven wrote: 18 Oct 2021, 13:47 I mean you don't have to fly from New Zealand to California. Could just print two barcodes out and get two people run two different parkruns

Slightly less fun though!

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Less fun, but cheaper!

I wonder if anyone has ever tried? I'd honestly be tempted to give it a try, if I was a Kiwi going on a holiday or business trip to the USA!
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Frimley Lodge for me last weekend - such a nice run, and the first one I've run all the way for quite a while. A great cafe too :D
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Fastest run since May 2019 for me today (without buggy).

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Fastest run for about three years this week at Swanley. Great course (not as complex as it sounds from the description), friendly team, and a miniature railway which the youngest member of the group thoroughly enjoyed :D.
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Iain wrote: 20 Oct 2021, 11:42 Frimley Lodge for me last weekend - such a nice run, and the first one I've run all the way for quite a while. A great cafe too :D
Did you go to the Canal Cafe? It had closed for a few weeks because of a problem with the rent, it still hadn't re-opened when we were there a few weeks ago.
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I was at Clapham Common this week, which most of you have already run. The age range seemed a lot younger than at most other parkruns. It was a real cavalry charge at the start and I really struggled to keep up with the early pace (3:49 for the first km), I finished in 44th so was very surprised to be first in my age group.

Elsewhere this week congrats to Iain & The Raven for setting their fastest times since return, and Geofftech for setting a new PB of 23:52

Here are the full stats: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
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My return to parkrun this week, and only my second ever course - Eastville - as away with work. Did not like going up the same nasty hill three times, but otherwise a pleasant course, especially considering how urban it is. Also got my first medal.
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al wrote: 25 Oct 2021, 11:36 My return to parkrun this week, and only my second ever course - Eastville - as away with work. Did not like going up the same nasty hill three times, but otherwise a pleasant course, especially considering how urban it is. Also got my first medal.
Welcome back after a 42 month break! Hopefully it will become a regular feature again? :D
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Unlikely to be regular as still like sleeping on Saturday mornings, but should be a shorter gap between events!
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al wrote: 25 Oct 2021, 22:11 Unlikely to be regular as still like sleeping on Saturday mornings, but should be a shorter gap between events!
Certainly not an option when you are touring, if I did Worthing every week then I could possibly get away with getting up at 8:30 and still make it.
This week I was up at 6:00 for Clapham Common.

What is the earliest anyone has got up to travel to parkrun?
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Run for me on Saturday and volunteering on Sunday

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Same - although jp ended up being cancelled :(
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Iain wrote:Same - although jp ended up being cancelled :(
That's a shame.

Dry both Saturday and Sunday in Bournemouth, though only just. The sunshine coming out just before 9am both days.

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