Wycombe Rye parkrun non-Run Report, 3rd October 2020 #29

Reasons to be Cheerful – parkrun!

I’ve been a little downbeat recently – so thought I’d perk up with a reflection on some old videos and a bit of a sing-along.  The words are given below the link to the video, I’m sure you will already know the tune.

Apologies to my fellow Old Wycombiensian, Ian Dury! Turn the sound up before following the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js-Ds4Wcdz4

The lyrics - sing along:

Why don't you get up out of bed? x10

Reasons to be cheerful, parkrun
3, 2, 1 Go

Getting up early, feeling rather blurry
Trainers, t-shirt, shorts

Running, jogging walking, Saturday morning
Breakfast, car keys, pause

Looking for your barcode, do another download
Print another copy and out you go

Seeing Beth and Bekah, Douglas, Katt and Lyndsay
Volunteers are ready and the weather’s good

Queue for a weewee, Listen to the briefing
Head to the start line, here we go

I must be barmy, click on my Garmin
Set off steady (but much too fast)

Snake round the grass, head along the path
Going much too fast, no time to stop

Thanking the Marshal, they make me want to sparkle
Today might be special, moving well

Reasons to be cheerful, parkrun
Reasons to be cheerful, parkrun
Reasons to be cheerful, parkrun
Reasons to be cheerful, 3, 2, 1 (Go)

Reasons to be cheerful, parkrun

Puff, panting screaming, steadying my breathing
Running round the park

Keep with the pacer, trying hard to chase her
This could be my day, sir

Ruth, Simon, Barry, Alistair and Ronnie
Nick, Guy and Jo

Reaching 4k, Feeling great
High-fiving Ray

Timekeeper, Tokens, Scanners and emotions
Chatter, chatter, chatter and cake

A runner with a buggy, a jogger with a doggie
Making a new buddy

Putting on my hoody, heading for the café,
Going for a coffee

Feeling rather nervy but results processed early,
PB celebrations

Reasons to be cheerful, parkrun
Reasons to be cheerful, parkrun
Reasons to be cheerful, parkrun
Reasons to be cheerful, 3, 2, 1 (Go)

Ah, well, dear, dear
Perhaps next year
But soon we’ll run again

In which case

Timekeeper, Tokens, Scanners and emotions
Chatter, chatter, chatter and cake

A runner with a buggy, a jogger with a doggie
Making a new buddy

Putting on my hoody, heading for the café,
Going for a coffee

Feeling rather nervy but results processed early,
PB celebrations

Reasons to be cheerful, parkrun
Reasons to be cheerful, parkrun
Reasons to be cheerful, parkrun
Reasons to be cheerful, 3, 2, 1 (Go)

I don't mind
I don't mind, don't mind, don't mind, don't mind

Nick Sendall
Co-Event Director