For some reason, I have an old hymn tune going round and round my head. Not the words, you understand, just the tune. A rousing, salvation army style call to arms that starts “Stand up, stand up for Jesus” and continues “di dum di dum di dum”.
In an effort to get it out of my head, I spent the bus ride home (yes, my inner sloth is still in control) adapting it for parkrun. I managed two verses and they go as follows:
Get up, get up for parkrun, each Saturday at nine
Lift high the parkrun banner and run come rain or shine
Sub twenty or sub fifty, it matters not at all
All runners are made welcome, so heed the parkrun’s call.
Get up, get up for parkrun, they start at nine you know
From Bushy Park to Brisbane, for runners fast and slow
So sign up for your barcode and put away your fears
Come run your local parkrun (and thank its volunteers).
I know, I know. Don’t give up the day job!