St Albans parkrun

Wow!  St Albans parkrun kicked off today, and [pauses to thank and congratulate the volunteer team] it’s a cracker. 

The course is flat.  Not quite as-a-pancake flat, but you’d have to be pretty hill-averse to call it undulating.

And for two of its three miles, you’re running around a rather picturesque lake, so definite pretty points for the route.

I also really liked the design of the route.  You run around the lake three times, so have a great chance to see the shapely figures of the front runners on laps two and three.  But by avoiding the start point on laps two and three, you avoid that feeling of ‘O God, not again!’ that multi-lap courses can provoke.

It was also bursting with familiar faces, including Danny Norman of parkrun show fame who clocked up the fastest time of the morning, the nomadic Burnham Joggers, Dave and Bob, and also Reggie who I first met at Ally Pally parkrun.

And of course, I had ‘athoners for company in the shape of Jovial Gnome and Fortnight Flo.  What more could a tourist want?


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A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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7 Responses to St Albans parkrun

  1. twoshotreg says:

    It was really nice seeing you again, hope that you have a great year parkrunning !!

  2. plustenner says:

    sounds like one to add to the list 🙂

  3. JovialGnome says:

    Great day, lovely to see you both. Thanks for the coffee, my turn next and love the blog!

  4. fortnightflo says:

    Thanks again for pulling me round to such an awesome PB. Am still in shock…

  5. Pingback: @stalbansparkrun and an awesome PB! « Fortnightflo's Blog

  6. MovingAlong says:

    Thanks for this – I didn’t know that St Albans was getting a ParkRun. I’m now running out of excuses to not go to ParkRun – previously I felt like I was in a bit of a void area for them.

    Already considering plans for heading over there this Saturday!

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