Monthly Archives: December 2011
Today, I met up with Fortnight Flo at Bedford parkrun. Two and a half gently undulating tarmac laps. A pleasant relief after last week’s hill climb at Ashton Court. And check out these splits! Mile 1: 11:11 Mile 2: 11:10 … Continue reading
This race, put on by the Royal British Legion (Warminster) as a fund-raiser, is a little bit of a lucky dip. For a start, it takes place between Christmas and New Year, so the weather is unpredicatable. Last year was … Continue reading
Of mud and knolls
Not far from the lighthouse is a knoll. A very tempting looking knoll that has been calling my name. So when my OH suggested a walk, I knew exactly where I wanted to go. My nice direct route there was … Continue reading
We spent Christmas in a lighthouse on the Somerset coast, which meant lots and lots of steps. The main living area (TV, tea and toast) was on the ground floor, the bedroom 21 steps up on the first floor, the … Continue reading
Ashton Court parkrun
Ashton Court parkrun. You start at the bottom of a hill. You run up it. You run down it. You collapse in a wheezing heap. It is far and away the toughest parkrun that I’ve done. But the views from the … Continue reading
That was it really.
Poole parkrun…is this the end?
My days as a parkrun nomad are over. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not giving up on parkrun, nor am I settling down with one parkrun for the rest of time. I will still be planning holidays around parkruns and … Continue reading
If you don’t like stats, look away now!
I’ve been playing with statistics again, plotting winning times at English parkruns against the size of the field. As you might expect, the smaller the field, the greater the variation in winning times. Before you challenge me about … Continue reading
A podium finish at Highbury Fields parkrun
The most challenging thing about this morning’s parkrun was getting out of bed. Because, let’s be honest, outside is cold and under-the-duvet is not. But I want my 50 t-shirt, so I gagged my inner sloth, leapt out of bed and … Continue reading
Ally Pally parkrun
There are three things that I love about parkrun: the courses, the people and the stats. Ally Pally parkrun started on Saturday, and its inaugural run ticked all three boxes. The course… …is at the challenging end of the parkrun … Continue reading