Kettering #virtual #notparkrun : Event #5
27/06/2020 #VirtualRD Rob #parkrunParkes #15 minutes late
Time is precious. You only have one life, and so you’ve got to spend it efficiently and wisely. With work and general life admin taking up the majority of your week, you’ve got to be REALLY good at cramming in as much as possible into tiny little timeslots. To help you out, we were 15 minutes late with our Facebook live #virtual #RD #previrtualrunbrief. Here are five #awesome ways (well, Google says they are awesome and they wouldn’t do fake news, would they?!) you could have filled those 15 minutes.
Skydive from Space: In 2012, Felix Baumgartner fell 34km to Earth in a skydive jump from a helium balloon suspended in the stratosphere. It took him just over 9 minutes of pure freefalling before he landed, making him the master of high-octane, highly efficient awesomeness.
An efficient zoo trip: Most trips to the zoo consist of checking out the few cool animals you’d normally never get to see and then spending the rest of the day looking at squirrels to try and justify the ticket price. What matters more though – time or money? Get in, check out the monkeys, lions and elephants and get out.
Become a 15-minute Shakespeare scholar : Fancy some intellectual kudos but can’t be bothered with all that actual reading? No worries. As long as you vaguely know the plotlines of the bard’s plays, you’ll be able to nod along confidently whenever a reference comes up in conversation. Get on Wikipedia and read the summary. You’ll be the next Ian McKellen in no time.
Mix up an ultra-quick cocktail : say no more!
‘Create’ some abstract art: Leonardo da Vinci took four years to paint the Sistine chapel. Ha! What a waste of time. Did he know he could just mess up his bed like Tracy Emin did and sell that for £2.5 million. 4 years of scrutinous labour or 5-minutes not making your bed? We’ll take the latter.
Anyway, back to today. Your posts today tell us that that many of you either got too hot or a soaking. And then there was the wind… so much wind! The great British summer weather hits us in real and not #virtual style again!
Shout outs to these awesome #virtual #notparkrunners
Kevin #Iveretired Moriarty continued with his PB streak! Perhaps we should all consider retirement, if we score a PB every week? Nick Begy also continued with his PB streak and has now got one at every event. No pressure for next week though, gents!Douglas Meyer took more than 6 minutes of his previous virtual PB and he also shaved 20 seconds off his actual 5k PB – super fast. Groundhog day for Sarah Ellwood, who scored the same time as she did in Event 2 and Jason English who got the same time as event 1. #TeamChown let Shelby-Mia choose the route today and scored a family #vPB. Well done on a great route choice, Shelby-Mia! Iona Ellwood knocked 1 second off her #vPB.
Same again next week? Bring a mate (social distanced mate, obvs). Be safe #virtual #notaparkrunfamily
Kettering #Virtual #notaparkrun #5
This week 86 people ran, jogged and walked a Virtual parkrun, of whom 9 were first timers and 25 recorded new #Virtual Personal Bests
The female record is held by Natasha Martin who recorded a time of 19.32 on 30th May 2020 (#Virtual event number 1) The male record is held by David Hudson who recorded a time of 15.28 on 13th June 2020 (#Virtual event number #3)
Kettering #Virtual #notaparkrun started on Saturday 30th May 2020. 183 participants have completed total 467 #virtual #notaparkruns covering a total distance of 2335 km, including 127 new #Virtual Personal Bests.