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BringMeMyFix

Member since Apr 2007 • Last active Mar 2020

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    Well done to the Wollaton Park crew. I’ve opted out of XC since Xmas, but my son’s still trudging.

    He’s had illness coinciding with Championship races this season which has knocked his motivation and fitness. Pity, as looking at the usual suspects from Met League etc. he could’ve got around 50th yesterday, rather than 100 places further down. Still, he enjoyed it and has the intraclub competition sewn up.

    Fingers crossed he gets his mojo back for track season, but I won’t pressure him. We’ll be in the same middle distance training group from this Thursday. Gulp.

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    Nothing inferred, nothing gained.

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    It’s probably the best thing about parkrun, particularly once you’ve started racing proper elsewhere.

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    One last word on HiFi parkrun. The week after the pacing thing, i.e. March 7th, it’s our International Women’s Day event. The volunteer team will be 100% woman… and there are still gaps to fill. Check the roster page for the current state of play.

    If this might apply to you, and you’re keen to help, please email highburyfields@parkrun.com

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    @Brum I’m going to deploy Occam’s Razor and suggest you try going up half a size on your established preference. As long as the shoe’s secure around the saddle, what’s to lose?

    (Probably ~£100 🤷♂️)

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    PS. I’m not the event director. Just a current core team member.

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    I can’t take any credit for the idea. It’s something many parkruns have done from time to time. We got a new set of pacer bibs so are trying to make it a more frequent occurrence. And we’re always open to individuals volunteering as pacers on any given week (if arranged in advance).

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    For all you people considering an lfgss parkrun at Highbury Fields on Feb 29th, you might like to know it's a pacer week. I'm organising. Obviously none of us are pro-pacers, but we'll all do our best.

    Currently there's someone for every time from 19 to 32 inclusive, plus 40. Might get some late volunteers for some of the 33 to 39 slots. MrsFix is doing 32, and I'm doing 20. Currently just about hanging on to that sort of 5k pace as I'm focused on much shorter stuff at present.

    So if you're aiming for a particular time, you might have some help. But bear in mind we've been maintaining an attendance of ~500 on a 5-and-a-bit lap course with a few pinch points, so you may have to prioritise courtesy over glory. And if you try to snow-plough anyone with a buggy, I will fucking deck you.

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