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Stafford Park Run

Discussion in 'Sports and Activities' started by Wormella, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. peggy

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    Should think not! Why would anyone want to do that? The poor dogs made to sit there with a stream of ( very polite and courteous) runners coming at them. I'm sure no one with an ounce of care for their pet would do something so selfish. Like I said, it was a crazy thought, sure it wasn't their intention to behave so. Perhaps they were standing in the centre of the path side by side because they were overwhelmed at the incredible site of such a successful event?
    I did see many happy pooches enjoying the run/ walk with their owners which was lovely. One of the first runners back was a happy little pup.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    How many do you think took part?
     
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    I've read there were 175 runners
     
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    i know some of the volunteers there and they've noticed that plenty of the runners are tourists who are including the Parkrun to complete their "A-Z of Parkruns". I think the only other 2 Parkruns beginning in "I" are Inverness and Ipswich...
     
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    What a great way to bring visitors to the town. It must have been very cold for the Marshall today!
     
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    I need to find a park run in north London on Boxing day....!
     
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    There's plenty in Christmas Day (we're doing Doncaster) but not so many on Boxing Day it seems.
     
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    So not that many then. Certainly not enough for the two dog walkers to bother trying to 'make a point' if that is what they are doing.

    That said though, there are a number of dog walkers along that stretch who seem to think it is their exclusive preserve. Certainly as a cyclist I notice they go out of their way to be obnoxious, having been told on more than one occasion that it isn't for cyclists.

    Only a very small minority though.
     
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    Quite a few do seem to struggle to understand the signs they have passed when entering the trail.
     
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    I think they assume it means Flying Cyclists.

    Fukwits are like that...
     
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    As I've said before , I walk my dog daily there .. I've seen those signs and didn't think for one second it was for cyclists or dog walkers specific use but for everyone to enjoy.
    Most cyclists I've had contact with whilst walking my dog have been very polite too.

    I do remember one incident where one nasty twat on a bike tried to run over my dog but luckily I always remember a face and the next time I saw him my foot accidentally stuck in his back wheel and he proceeded to clean the ground with his teeth.

    Anyone having a problem with my dog getting his exercise on the trail is welcome to come and discuss the issue though ;)
     
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    That's precisely the point. It's for everyone to enjoy.

    Preferably with due respect to other users.
     
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    I've got a pass out for tomorrow morning so I'm doing the parkrun!! On the flip side I've not run for a week :(
     
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    Gutted to be missing out due to a hamstring strain. Enjoy!
     
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    Gonna run this tomorrow with a few of my club mates. I'm interested to see if it's as boring as I generally find running down the lines or if the Christmas camaraderie will push me to a PB!
     
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    Made it without stopping, me and my Christmas jumper!

    As for park run itself, the course is a bit narrow once the leaders start coming back on the slower participants, especially when non park runners are added in to the mix, and it's a bit boring, but it was well organised and the marshalls were all very encouraging. Will join in occasionally but not a weekly thing for me. Nice to have a local run though!
     
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    Back from this morning's Isabel Trail Parkrun. I must confess I'm not a huge fan of "out and back" running but got round in a 5k pb (Cannock chase always seems to run short for me). Happy given I was still in beb at 8am and didn't manage any breakfast!!

    The usual issues at the start, but we got round in the end. Even though it's so flat it never feels like it when I run on the trail !!

    With luck I'll be back next Saturday.
     
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    There is quite an incline going out on the trail as anyone who cycles it will testify!
     

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