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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #100 on: April 24, 2018, 11:32:01 am »
T'jek jy... joh, jy kan nogal hol as jy moet  ;D
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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #101 on: April 24, 2018, 03:34:45 pm »
Ok, so this past Saturday I did my fifth parkrun.

It was at Century City in Cape Town.

25m:27s !!!

Been mostly hanging around the 29/30min mark on the more hilly runs.

But this run is dead flat, so I went for it!!!

Rather proud of myself

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Good job! I still can't get under 28:00 mins at the Botanical Gardens here in Pta - that damn hill in the middle on the 2nd lap is a bit tough.....  :patch:  My best time is 28:03.
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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #102 on: April 24, 2018, 08:05:24 pm »
Did my 1st parkrun with my 13 year old daughter the past Saturday. She fell at 3km and was most upset that her new running tights was ruined. Durbanville is quite steep  ;D I'm surprised how few people actually run, looks like most people just walk for the Vitality points.
 

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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #103 on: April 25, 2018, 09:04:57 am »
Did my 1st parkrun with my 13 year old daughter the past Saturday. She fell at 3km and was most upset that her new running tights was ruined. Durbanville is quite steep  ;D I'm surprised how few people actually run, looks like most people just walk for the Vitality points.

Ja, the first hill is OK coz you are still fresh. But that second one, and the long one to the finish is fkn hell!!! LOL!!!

I dont mind the walkers, you must just take off in front of them.

Still better than the people lying and sleeping off hangovers.

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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #104 on: April 25, 2018, 10:58:19 am »
I dont mind the walkers, you must just take off in front of them.

Still better than the people lying and sleeping off hangovers.

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In George we start in two different groups = runners on the right and walkers and people with dogs on the left. The routes are separate for the first couple hundred metres with plenty of room and no severe bottlenecks so there is less congestion. This works well.
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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #105 on: May 12, 2018, 07:49:45 am »
Hobie parktun time
10 minutes counting down tomstart :peepwall:
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« Reply #106 on: May 12, 2018, 08:54:35 am »
Whatís this outrage of no more milestone shirts. My bad luck just as Iím about to clock 100  >:(
 

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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #107 on: May 16, 2018, 07:38:12 am »
I clocked 100 runs 2 months ago, no t-shirt yet, no t-shirt ever now!

Think MRP Sport is missing the boat on this one, its a huge marketing thing - hopefully another brand will take over.
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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #108 on: July 09, 2018, 08:19:20 pm »
Time to resurrect this thread.
Whos still running PB's?
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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #109 on: July 09, 2018, 08:21:11 pm »
There have been some hiccoughs but I shall be trying to do what I can, target time of about 45 minutes.
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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #110 on: July 09, 2018, 08:35:37 pm »
Dont you walk with sticks or something if I remember correctly?
Respect man. Many able bodies peoples cant do 5 ks in 45 minutes.
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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #111 on: July 09, 2018, 08:36:56 pm »
Dont you walk with sticks or something if I remember correctly?
Respect man. Many able bodies peoples cant do 5 ks in 45 minutes.

Yes, I use two sticks when I can, but usually take a dog and use one stick.
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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #112 on: July 09, 2018, 09:43:47 pm »
No 19 done , 35.02
Pb 33.05
Goal is to break 30
Somehow its satisfying although im not a runner  ;D
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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #113 on: July 10, 2018, 08:44:03 am »
Only done 5 or so.

PB 25:27

Been battling with on-off flu the last few weeks so not much running.

But also managed my 1st 10km as well. Took it slow and did it in 1hr flat.

Wasnt as kak as I expected.

My boet is trying to convince me to do the 2 Oceans half marathon with him next year...

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« Reply #114 on: July 10, 2018, 08:54:16 am »
Did #48 on Saturday, 23 min 38 s at Bryanston.
Then went to drink coffee and eat food, my normal reward to myself for getting out of bed at the crack of dawn on the weekend  :imaposer:

Anyone else run at Bryanston?
I have tried Delta Park, Alberts Farm, Lonehill (awful) and Woodmead (now closed I believe) but for me, Bryanston works best.
 

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« Reply #115 on: July 10, 2018, 09:02:04 am »
Dont you walk with sticks or something if I remember correctly?
Respect man. Many able bodies peoples cant do 5 ks in 45 minutes.

I run at Botanical Gardens. Done my 5th on Saturday - PB is 45min, started with 54min on my first try.
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« Reply #116 on: July 10, 2018, 09:37:18 am »
I heard they will be having Parkrun at Voorttrekker Monument again in the near future. It was my favourite Parkrun in Pretoria before they closed it. It's going to have a new new route though. The old route was really tough with nice views when you got to the top!
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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #117 on: July 10, 2018, 09:56:07 am »
I am on run no 23 with a PB of 28 minutes.
Hoping to crack 25 minutes soon!
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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #118 on: July 10, 2018, 09:59:10 am »
I've done nearly 50.

Most of them in Richards Bay, 3km single track throught milkwood forest. last 1km next to lagoon. PB - 24:48

Route 44 in Stellenbosch a couple of times, but when Im in Stellenbosch still prefer running from the university up Hellshoogte to Tokara and back, nice 12km with 300m climb.

Franschhoek parkrun also very nice with coffee and friendly people. done it twice.

Century city parkrun the fastest parkrun i've done - SUB 24 I think

Jeffreys Bay Parkrun not ok if its windy.....but if its a nice day very enjoyable with nice coffee afterwards.

Done one parkrun in Paris in park Bois de Boulogne, over 2000 runners.

Done one in UK, just outside Darwin park Lichfield, more dogs then runners.
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Re: SA Parkrun
« Reply #119 on: July 10, 2018, 10:25:55 am »
Your PB will be greatly dependent on the course. Bryanston, for example, has about 50 m of elevation gain and is only 4.7 km, not 5. It's a fast course, and the times there are flattering. A more challenging course like Delta with about 100 m of gain and a full 5 km will slow your times considerably. I've run a 20:28 at Durban North Beach, which is sea level and also quite flat, but I wont come close to that on a 5 km route near my house in Midrand due to the hills and less oxygen.
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