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First time for @cancer5kYourWay at @maccparkrun today! I’ll be scanning barcodes - say hi if you are taking part.

Getting ready, and it’s a beautiful morning for our first @cancer5kYourWay @maccparkrun

#5Kyourwayday #loveparkrun
Morning @liamdbergin ! Explaining @cancer5kYourWay before the start of @maccparkrun

#5kyourwayday #loveparkrun
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1/50 This may be ambitious but I’m tweeting my run report for @DrumpCparkrun ‘s 50th event. Wish me luck?
2/50 arrival at car park, beautiful of cold morning. #drumpellier #event50 #loveparkrun
3/50 Find my fellow volunteers though I think Marshals had already gone out on the course, including David on his 40th stint in #50events #drumpellier #loveparkrun
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Today is a good day. A very good day.

But, if I may, there's something I need to get off my chest. (1/10)
To those saying 'I don't like the tone or tactics that parkrun have adopted' that we've been 'entitled', 'bullying' or 'arrogant', you might not be surprised to hear: I disagree. (2/10)
Yes we've had to adopt an uncharacteristic tone at times. And we've certainly been single-minded to the point of obsession. But I won't apologise for my small role in this, and for doing everything I can to fight for something so important. (3/10)
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London calling.

Big day ahead as parkrun's return in England increasingly contingent on getting permissions in London. Over 80% of events across the country now have permission to restart.

So, nearly there - but not quite... (1/6)
Sadly, objections & delays from a few landowners are myopic, wilfully obstructive, not evidence-based, inconsistent, and ignorant of Govt (and other) roadmaps and frameworks. (2/6)
Terms like 'bureaucracy' and 'red tape' are easy stereotypes to throw around, and not terms we use lightly. And it doesn't apply to all: the majority of landowners have been reasonable, understanding and helpful. (3/6)
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We thought we’d share the story of parkrun.

Why now? Well, we do have some time on our hands!

But we also think it tells us an important lesson about perseverance and humanity.

Let us take you on a journey 👇
Back in 2004, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, who was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in South Africa, had the idea for a time trial in Bushy Park.

What it really needed was a catchy, sophisticated, inspirational name.

What did he call it? The Bushy Park Time Trial.
But did he have explicit permission from the park to do it?

It depends what you mean by permission. Let’s not focus on those minor details…
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