TFF Parkrun Fiends...............

Discussion in 'Fitness and Weight Loss' started by JCMaloney, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. bovrill

    bovrill Member

    Location:
    East Essex
    You need to replace, um, energy, and err.... stuff like that!!:scratchhead:

    At least I only drank tea, I wasn't having beer like some people!:eek:
     
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  2. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

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    I`ve done a sum total of 0 runs over Christmas & New Year!
    Saturday is going to hurt...........a lot!!
    :):)

    We had 750 turned up at ours today........... we were driving back from a long weekend in the Northern Lake District. :cool:
     
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  3. bovrill

    bovrill Member

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    East Essex
    :eek::eek::eek::eek:
    I think we had about 75, and that was plenty crowded enough at the start line!

    Edit: 77
     
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  4. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

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    Like a tidal wave of runners...................753 folk who start roughly by the tree then negotiate the barrier "pinch point" on the right between the poplar/fir trees. Least Saturday will be "normalish"!!
    Of those 753 they reckon 300+ "did the double" with Victoria Park in town, Vicky park started at 9.00am and we started at 10.30 to give folk time to get from one to the other!!

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  5. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

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    LE3 9EU
    Come on fellow fiends....its New Year!!

    299th out of 550 participants in 29 minutes 15 seconds, and a hell of a scrap (in a friendly way) on the hill with 2 of the next door neighbours!! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    And a Parkrun "first" for me.....I lapped two people. (y)

    We are "Equipment Team" for the next 5 or 6 weeks as well. :):)
     
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  6. bovrill

    bovrill Member

    Location:
    East Essex
    Big turnout today (112), and the barcode zappers decided to pack up at some point after the event :banghead:
    So there's been lots of activity on Facebook trying to match participants to their times. I often don't look at my token at the end (breathing and not having a heart attack takes priority) but I happened to remember I came 89th this morning, and the girl who came in a couple of seconds behind me didn't know her placing, but happened to have timed herself, which has got us both confirmed on the results page (y)
     
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  7. JLLM

    JLLM Member

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    Tyddewi
    29th out of 78 today, 26.48 which knocked 1m10s off my pb.:)
     
  8. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

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    LE3 9EU
    @JLLM ...... flipping heck that is flying!

    Have to start a separate thread for "elite athletes" !! :D:D:D

    Well done (y)

    @bovrill ....always check my token number, rarely get to thank the finish funnel folk for the same reasons...breathing and trying not to collapse!! :ROFLMAO:
     
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  9. mrs mtx

    mrs mtx Member

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    Pembrokeshire
    We can no longer be running friends :stop: my fastest 5k is 27 mins :shifty::LOL:
     
  10. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

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    LE3 9EU
    Lady in Cardiff set a new World Record.............. 15 min 50 secs.......... :eek::eek:(y)

    Now that is ridiculously fast! The track world record for women is 14 min 11 secs!
     
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  11. bovrill

    bovrill Member

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    East Essex
    I was looking at some stats on the website just now, and Chelmsford, quite close to me, had 850 runners today!:eek:
    If I'd been there with my time today I'd have come 736th (n)
    And their winner was nearly four minutes quicker than our winner. It's not unheard of for them to be over 5 minutes quicker!
     
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  12. JLLM

    JLLM Member

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    Tyddewi
    I think the surface can make a big difference, ours is half tarmac half grass, you can feel like your fairly bouncing along on the hard surface but its a shock to the system when you get back onto grass.
     
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  13. bovrill

    bovrill Member

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    East Essex
    Our course is mostly grass, which suits me fine (although there's one section about halfway round that you'd go round it with wellies on normally, a change of dry socks is a requirement for the end). Grass gives a softer landing for my larger frame on my ankles and knees. My sister, who's much more of a proper runner, prefers tarmac paths where she gets the grip to take better strides.
     
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  14. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

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    So my trainer come masseuse has now launched her PT business called endorFIT, told her off for pulling a silly face but she reckons shes self conscious!!........................ "todays pain"...... yup!! lol
    Endorfit.jpg
     
  15. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

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    Looks like the local scrotes have added some obstacles for Saturday. :mad::mad::banghead:
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  16. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

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    255th out of 495 in a respectable 29 min 36 secs.................. it was "moist"..... my feet got wet setting up on the grass. @bovrill @JLLM @Daniel Larn ...... how are the rest of the team getting on?? :):)
     
  17. Daniel Larn

    Daniel Larn Member

    Still cant manage the park runs, Saturday mornings just don't work with my schedule.

    I haven't been running that much recently, lots of early starts and long drives, but have been walking a lot more during the day.

    I do have an interest in this event though:
    https://soldierscharity.org/events/rifle-run/

    Just waiting to see if I will be free to do it.
     
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  18. JLLM

    JLLM Member

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    Tyddewi
    27.23 this week, so slower than last time, got a cold though:poop:. 95 runners this week.
     
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  19. bovrill

    bovrill Member

    Location:
    East Essex
    Bit late getting there this morning, so 36 and a half minutes probably wasn't too bad in reality.
     
  20. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

    Location:
    LE3 9EU
    Token sorting................ and drying the kit out!! Nearest I`ll get to touching the Top Ten!! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::D
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