The Big 50!!

No not my birthday,that was a few years ago!

February 14th was not only Valentines day but the day  I ran my 50th Parkrun.

50th parkrun

A huge achievement for me, as I was quite adamant that parkrun was something I never wanted to do,why would I ever want to set my alarm clock on a Saturday 🙂

Encouraged along by Geoff,  I finally  gave in and went along to see what all the fuss was about on 11th May 2013, I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere as much as I did the run but it was well over a month before I did another one.

Then I was hooked and I cannot imagine a weekend without a parkrun, when Geoff is away parkrun is what makes my weekends bearable! Its not really about the running its more about the friendly people and how they become like a family to you.

If we are visiting friends on a Saturday the first thing I do is look to see where the nearest parkrun is and I even got up early on Christmas day to go along to the Ferry Meadows Christmas day run and its been lovely to have Geoff encourage and support me.

50th parkrun flowersI was disappointed that Geoff was going to be away for my 50th run but I made cake for all my running friends and I knew we would have a fun time, the biggest surprise of all was getting beautiful flowers delivered to me at parkrun from Geoff, letting me know he was thinking about me.

I have done 36 parkrun’s at King Lynn, 10 at Milton, Cambridge, 1 at Colwick, 1 at Peterborough, 1 at Hanley, Staffs and 1 at Clumber Park, no matter where you go there is always a warm and welcoming atmosphere BUT nothing is quite as special as doing a home parkrun.

My current Personal Best time is 27.19 🙂

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2 thoughts on “The Big 50!!

  1. Gina Preston

    Congratulations on your 50! I hope you get your t-shirt soon! I am only halfway there but I’ll get there this year xx

    1. sally

      Have to wait till at least june for my t-shirt but shall be worth the wait….. next one away from home must be a Norwich one with you Gina x

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