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Re: Parkrun

Postby flyingkillercob » 10 Feb 2018, 11:59

When you're down beside the lake...

Went to Milton Keynes (Willen Lake) today and got wiped out by a bloody swan! Took my legs from under me as the flying menace and its buddies took off for the water. Other than homicidal wildlife, it's a nice course although a little too popular.

Congrats murf on reaching 200, that's quite some going.

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Re: Parkrun

Postby murf » 10 Feb 2018, 12:21

flyingkillercob wrote:
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When you're down beside the lake...

Went to Milton Keynes (Willen Lake) today and got wiped out by a bloody swan! Took my legs from under me as the flying menace and its buddies took off for the water. Other than homicidal wildlife, it's a nice course although a little too popular.

Congrats murf on reaching 200, that's quite some going.
I think Takeshi Kovacs (used to post a lot on here) was/is an MK runner.

Never been taken out by a swan before but have had a late start while the marshals herded them off the start stretch of the course (Great Notley back in Essex). Not easy with cygnets!

Have had to stop to let deer run across the course (Hatfield Forest, Essex) and also seen red squirrels a few times (Workington old course) and cows (loads at Hatfield Forest) but the only animals to try and take me out are the loose dogs of thoughtless owners (not parkrunners).

Bit slow today (had to sprint to get to the line in under 32) as the conditions weren't good. Icy and slushy in places to add to the 700ft of ascent, wind and rain (luckily eased off). All good fun!

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Re: Parkrun

Postby Brightwater » 10 Feb 2018, 15:42

Last week at Pymmes I paced my 10yo grandson who is a bit faster than me. When I announced the 2.5k time he shot off like a bat out of hell and ran a massive negative split. I did my usual "sprint" finish, didn't quite time it right to catch a slow finisher, checked my last stride to avoid bumping and slipped on mud. I was mentioned in dispatches - the first time I have been compared to Jurgen Klinsmann! George's version: "Grandad fell over, I beat him". :mrgreen:

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Re: Parkrun

Postby el_pappje » 23 Feb 2018, 22:02

Not done parkrun for a few weeks now, mmainly due to the winter lergy. Tomorrow I'll be doing my second 10k in preparation for my local half marathon on March 18th. Last week I ran my first 10k since 1998 and was chuffed to do it in 50 minutes :D Especially as I'd not run at all for a fortnight at least.

Hopefully this distance running will improve my parkrun times when I go back to it....

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Re: Parkrun

Postby el_pappje » 17 Jun 2018, 09:58

Gosh - thought I hadn't seen anything on this thread for a while but didn't realise it had been this long!

Suffice to say that my half marathon was cancelled due to the second Beast from the East - it's now next weekend instead! Not been doing a lot of parkrun of late as I've been doing more in the way of 10ks. I've also realised I was massively undercooked for the March event, not helped by a fortnight wiped out with a bad back. BUt with a couple of decent long runs under my belt, I'm feeling much more prepared.

So it's the Wilmslow half next weekend, followed a week later by the Alderley Edge bypass 10k...and then I want to finally crack 23 minutes for my local parkrun!

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Re: Parkrun

Postby murf » 17 Jun 2018, 11:53

I've not been saying much because my Parkruns are all uphill and slow. Not sure about 23 minutes, been struggling to break 33 some weeks lately. 210m of ascent in the sun has been tough of late and won't beat my course PB of 29:55 in near future.

Doing some tourism next week. New venue for me but will 3 laps of a flat park just compare to ascending a Lake District hill?!

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Re: Parkrun

Postby Neath boy » 17 Jun 2018, 17:24

First one on my regular course in 18 months. Wanted to break 22 and did 21-51 with negative splits.
My elder son put a minute into me with a 20-22.
I have only got back running in last 2 months and have now entered a triathlon in 6 weeks including sea swim! Gulp!

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Re: Parkrun

Postby barrydixey » 23 Jun 2018, 12:03

Colbert 25.45 23.07 21.41 21.38 20.52 19.53 19.30 19.29 19.12 19:07 18:25 18:18 18:15 18:11
Rob 19:59 19:43 19:13 19:09 18:54
hancockjr 19:07
Patrician 21:29 20:43 20.06 19:48 19:43 19:22
Sparx14 20:49 20.20 20.02
MHiggi 21:36 21:05 20:18
Neath Boy [Age 50-54] 21:59 20:51 20:50 20.24 20.21
Takeshi 50 Kovacs 22:42 22:08 21:16 21:15 21:10
Mr Green 23:46 22:11
el_pappje [Age 35-39] 27:43 25:58 25:34 25:17 24:53 24:29 24:23 24:19 23:30 23:15 23:07 23:04
flyingkillercob [40-44] 30.59 28.09 26:39 26:23 25:21 24:29 24:23 24:19 24:02 23:37
mu100rf [Age 45-49] 31:50 30:34 29:06 28:53 27:56 27:46 27:02 26:45 26:32 26:24 26:12 26:07 25:43 25:36 25:10 24:48 24:40 24:04 23:58 23:52 23:39
Digsby 29.40 26.01 25.16 24.28 24.23 23.49
Mystery [Age 40-45] 26:05 25:16 24:59 24:35 24:11 23:55
jpk 25:05 24:34
hammerddh 26:46 25:55
Javahart 27:18 26:53 26:05
arseneDK 30:37 29:49 29:17 28:04 26:33
kingcurtley 27:02 26:34
Bright50water [60-64] 35:05 34:20 33:11 32:42 31:32 30:53 30:03 29:53 29:45 29:25 29:00 28:36 28:17 28:06 27:53 27:44 27:32 :arrow: 27:07
Matty B '33' 32:13 30:20
barry50dixey [Age 65-69] 40:07 38:12 37:10 35:36 34:14 32:45 32:39 32:22 31:38 31:34 31:22 31:10 30:48 30:46 :arrow: 30:29
Hotpot 37:32 34:53
Richt 38:54 36:54 35:13

JBW friend of Brightwater IV [10] 22:20 21:09 21:02 20:02 20:00 [11-14] 19:58 19:51 19:32 19:03
Neath boy jr [15-17] 19:14
Bright100water jr [35-39] 28:12 27:23 25:59 25:41 25:40 25:15 25:13 25:00 24:46 23:54 23:36 23:09 22:44 22:27 21:56 21:45 21:02 20:59 20:51
Mrs TK 26:44 26:30 26:24 26:21 25:33 25:10 23:26 23.15 22:28
Little B 25:09
hancock jr jr 26:22
Brightwater IV [10] 28:08 28:06 27:38 26:39
Mrs hammerddh 26:43
Mini-Digsby 1 37.19 33.24 30:29 30.07 29.42 28:11
Mini-Digsby 2 39.05 37:10 36:00 28:11
son of java about 29
Brightwater III [11-14] 32:48 31:39 30:03 29:14
Miss Brightwater [35-39] 42:11 41:25 38:38 38:13
Little Miss Brightwater [10] 41:49 40:53 40:22

Been off for a while with pulled calf muscle but persevering and delighted to do a PB this morning. May not be an outstanding time but I'm happy with 30:29 and will be over the moon if I can get an under 30 mins on my achievement list.
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Re: Parkrun

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Re: Parkrun

Postby Mystery » 10 Jul 2018, 23:06

I've not been to parkrun for a little while. It's just not been a priority really when there's lots of other interesting stuff going on in real life. I'll soon have a new local event, Prospect park in Reading. Quite a flat run so might be a good quick one

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Re: Parkrun

Postby murf » 21 Jul 2018, 11:33

Mystery wrote:
10 Jul 2018, 23:06
I've not been to parkrun for a little while. It's just not been a priority really when there's lots of other interesting stuff going on in real life.
I've just done a Parkrun for the 20th consecutive weekend, not sure what that says about my life! I only missed the one before that because all events around here were cancelled due to snow and ice. Other than xmas day the last one I missed for non weather cancellation reasons was when I was injured last September!

Was happy to get some form back today, sub 32* on my local course for the first time since April. Helped that it was cooler and we were running into the bottom of the cloud whereas last few weeks have been scorching sunshine.

(* I'm not that slow - it is a tough course. For comparison, I did do a 26:01 on a flat course as a tourist recently)

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Re: Parkrun

Postby el_pappje » 12 Aug 2018, 16:02

I've still not been back for a variety of reasons, although I did 5k on Saturday anyway.

I survived the heat of the half-marathon and, courtesy of a lung-busting kick for the final few hundred metres, came in below the 2 hour mark I was hoping to beat. Happy days - and so thoughtful of a few homeowners along the way to stand and spray their hoses over everyone!

The week after was the Alderley Edge Bypass 10k event which is basically where I'd done a lot of my training. It was even hotter for this one and so I went steadily - a comfortable 53 minutes. My 10k pb is just under 50 minutes (set on that same stretch) and I want to try and bring that down.

Hopefully sub-23 on the way soon though....


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