Sun, Sea, Sand And A Parkrun!!

Sun, Sea, Sand, and a Parkrun!!

Happy Thursday friends. How are you today?

I am tired but happy. We have been away to visit family at the coast and have had a lovely time.

Sun, sea, and sand. How happy does getting away make you feel!?


Sorry if you stopped by for The Wednesday Blog Hop Yesterday? I wasn’t sure how long we were going away for and I forgot to set up The Wordless Wednesday blog hop up before we went.

Creative Mondays blog hop was still open and I hope you linked up with us there instead?

Even though we were 160-200 miles away from home we manage to find the local Parkrun in Margate.

Yep, we took our running trainer just in case.

The only day I ran though ;).

Margate Parkrun…

Running never gets any easier. Especially when there is a  slight hill and the wind is in your face!

All smiles before Parkrun, even though it was over 2 miles warm up to the start.

How cool running by the sand and sea.

Breathing in the fresh air.

Loved every minute of it.

After running 2 miles before Parkrun we walked the rest of the way towards the start so we were not to try before we began.

Love hills anyway… Not!!

Beautiful views, overlooking the sea.

Plus a little break from our warm up. I was already tired, lol.

A large gathering of people around the start. People in running clothes. Always a clue where the start is.

A few family running selfies before.

Smiles all around.

I was not too smiley after a 2 miles warm up, 3 miles Parkrun and a 2 miles run back. I can tell you! Furthest I had run in ages. All good fun though. Over 7 miles in total. Well, a good training day is done.

Last fun selfie and then we were off.

Although it was windy and up the hill to the finish, I overtook 3 people so felt good!

Trying my hardest.

Looks like I am getting nowhere fast!!

I was trying though.

Red-faced. I must have been working hard. 2 and a half minutes slower than last week though. It must have been a tougher course.

All finished and time to go back for a nice shower and breakfast.


Sun, Sea, Sand And A Parkrun!!

Do you like to run by the sea?

Have you run Parkrun at Margate before?


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  1. Tamar SB
    24th August 2017 / 9:04 am

    Well done you! What a gorgeous place to run.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th August 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Thanks Tamar, we loved running here 🙂

  2. Shelbee On The Edge
    24th August 2017 / 10:06 am

    You always impress me, Claire, with your dedication to running. And I love that it is a family affair! What beautiful views…that must have been inspiring during the run! Great job!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th August 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Aww, thanks Shelbee, I find it so hard sometimes.

  3. Snap
    24th August 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Well done. What a great place to run! I would have stopped along the way to enjoy the view!!!! Ha! Happy Thursday!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th August 2017 / 9:32 pm

      Aww, thanks. The views were stunning and took my mind of the running for a few minutes too 🙂

  4. mummabstylish
    24th August 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Well done Claire, you put me to shame! I've been to Margate today – dropping some paperwork off and then visited Westwood X

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th August 2017 / 9:33 pm

      After your tweet I thought, how funny it would be if we walked by each other 🙂

  5. nancy baten
    25th August 2017 / 7:11 am

    Good job! I am thinking about visiting Margate in September. It has changed over the years hasn't it?

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th August 2017 / 9:34 pm

      Thanks Nancy. I am not too sure, my Sister in law moved here and last year was the first time we have visited.

  6. Carrie Wootten
    25th August 2017 / 9:24 am

    Wow – being away and doing a run! That's so impressive. I need to get my running shoes back on – so you have just inspired me!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th August 2017 / 9:38 pm

      Aww, thanks Carrie 🙂

  7. Lins @ Boo & Maddie
    25th August 2017 / 10:19 am

    I love the fact that you embrace parkrun wherever you are, well done! It looks like a great route to X #PoCoLo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th August 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks Lins, we love visiting ones we have not ran before 🙂

  8. Kim Carberry
    25th August 2017 / 6:35 pm

    Well done you! I feel exhausted just reading about you running. I am not a runner. #PoCoLo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th August 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Hehe, it wears me out!! thanks Kim 🙂

  9. Elizabeth Rebecca
    25th August 2017 / 11:01 pm

    You are putting me to shame here – glad you enjoyed it though.#pocolo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th August 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth 🙂

  10. Stephanie Robinson
    5th September 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I'm impressed – and also relieved to hear that running never gets any easier! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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