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Waterford Nature parkrun

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  • Registered Users Posts: 700 ✭✭✭ kayaksurfbum


    For those that aren't aware of it: https://www.facebook.com/WaterfordNatureparkrun
    https://www.parkrun.ie/waterfordnature/

    A free, weekly, timed 5k walk/jog/run at 9:30 am every Saturday starting at the RSC on the Cork Road. Open to all ages and abilities. Organised entirely by volunteers. Friendly and fun. Join us!
    To register visit https://www.parkrun.ie/register/ - select Waterford Nature parkrun as your home event.:)

    Hope to make it next week. Is any of it on grass? Suitable for buggy?


  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Captain Red Beard


    There were a few people running with buggies this morning. It starts on grass but then the majority of it is run on the paved track around the park.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,642 ✭✭✭ gscully


    Why would they have it at the same time as the popular Tramore one?

    It would make more sense to have it an hour or so later so that the fitter folk could do both if they wanted.


  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Captain Red Beard


    gscully wrote: »
    Why would they have it at the same time as the popular Tramore one?

    It would make more sense to have it an hour or so later so that the fitter folk could do both if they wanted.

    And then they could put the New Ross and Dungarvan events an hour later again so the really fit folk could get a third or fourth run in. Why not stagger the whole south east region hour by hour just to please you?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,642 ✭✭✭ gscully


    And then they could put the New Ross and Dungarvan events an hour later again so the really fit folk could get a third or fourth run in. Why not stagger the whole south east region hour by hour just to please you?

    Oooooooh! No need to be so sarky.

    There's quite a difference in travelling 15+ miles to New Ross or 25+ miles to Dungarvan than there is the 7 miles into Waterford. Tramore has been an established parkrun for over two years and a lot of city folk run in it. Having a Waterford one at the same time only takes a little from that. My point is that by staggering the times slightly, people have the option to do both if they'd like to continue running the Tramore one while also supporting the Waterford one.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 ✭✭✭ debok


    I was always wondering why there wasn't one in the city as well as tramore. Surely enough numbers for both. More the merrier if it gets people out and about.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,642 ✭✭✭ gscully


    debok wrote: »
    I was always wondering why there wasn't one in the city as well as tramore. Surely enough numbers for both. More the merrier if it gets people out and about.

    It's a great idea and well run by volunteers.

    Unfortunately I haven't been able to do one yet as there's always something on Saturday mornings. Hopefully soon though...and if not, it'll be the winter league on Thursdays.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,962 ✭✭✭ greenspurs


    One on Sat morn, and one on sunday morn?

    :)

    Hate speech is just speech that you dont like



  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,182 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cabaal


    gscully wrote: »
    Why would they have it at the same time as the popular Tramore one?

    It would make more sense to have it an hour or so later so that the fitter folk could do both if they wanted.

    Because they all take part around the same time and day...9.30am/Saturday, thats the point of parkruns.

    It doesn't matter where you go you know the take place at the same time on the same day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,962 ✭✭✭ greenspurs


    But , shur the Tramore one isn't even in a Park !!!!






    * :)

    Hate speech is just speech that you dont like



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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,837 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23


    They all start nearly simultaneously all over the country. Surprised this event wasn’t set up long before now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 451 ✭✭ Flow Motion


    And then they could put the New Ross and Dungarvan events an hour later again so the really fit folk could get a third or fourth run in. Why not stagger the whole south east region hour by hour just to please you?

    :pac::pac::pac:
    Ya think people would be happy with just the wan run eh?
    Fit folk need to be always running. Treading on the spot. Keepin
    the nerves @ bay probably. "What's yer PB?" etc etc. Just wait
    till ol age and all the knee joints need replacing! Ive heard ppl
    preach how great it is coz its free. Free me aras! Exp Trainers that
    need replacing regularly; multiple race entry fees; equipment; and probably
    the most irreplaceable thing "TIME". Outside of work most of their
    free time is spent running or recovering from running. Not too mention
    talking about running. There is plenty of running spouse partners that
    will wholeheartedly agree. Many a happy relationship/marriage has
    been ruined as a result.
    It gives a new spin on the old saying "He(she) ran away!!":D


  • Registered Users Posts: 178 ✭✭ Bhoy1967


    :pac::pac::pac:
    Ya think people would be happy with just the wan run eh?
    Fit folk need to be always running. Treading on the spot. Keepin
    the nerves @ bay probably. "What's yer PB?" etc etc. Just wait
    till ol age and all the knee joints need replacing! Ive heard ppl
    preach how great it is coz its free. Free me aras! Exp Trainers that
    need replacing regularly; multiple race entry fees; equipment; and probably
    the most irreplaceable thing "TIME". Outside of work most of their
    free time is spent running or recovering from running. Not too mention
    talking about running. There is plenty of running spouse partners that
    will wholeheartedly agree. Many a happy relationship/marriage has
    been ruined as a result.
    It gives a new spin on the old saying "He(she) ran away!!":D

    FFS who rattled your cage! Sounds like a rant from a former injured runner who has seperated from his wife :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 451 ✭✭ Flow Motion


    Bhoy1967 wrote: »
    FFS who rattled your cage! Sounds like a rant from a former injured runner who has seperated from his wife :D
    :D:D:D
    The only time I run is when in danger!!! :pac::pac:


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