Pymmes parkrun and the industrial estates of Enfield

There are many things about parkrun that I don’t understand.  One of them is Pymmes parkrun.  It is in a picturesque park within spitting distance of public transport.  It is flat and fast, and comes complete with trees, a pond and ducks.  Grunted hellos to passers by are generally returned with a smile, and the parkrunners hang around at the finish to cheer through the slower runners.  The tarmac paths are well maintained, and there is a fantastic looking playground, so it has family friendly potential for anyone pushing a buggy or trying to keep small children entertained.

And yet it is one of the smallest parkruns in London.  I just don’t get it.  Unless the regulars never ever mention it to anyone because they want to keep it all to themselves.  Spoil their fun.  Give it a whirl.  It’s worth it.

Unfortunately, despite bumping into some familiar faces, I wasn’t able to stay for coffee afterwards because I had the rest of my run to complete.  I thought I had it sussed.  I’d cut through to the Lee Valley Regional Park and then run north to Broxbourne whence I could catch a train back into central London.  Unfortunately, my map reading skills were a touch lacking, and my direct cut through morphed into a less than glamourous tour of some industrial estates.  I did find a way in eventually and ran along the towpath in the glorious sunshine as far as Enfield Lock.

15 miles in total (2 warm up, plus 3 parkrun, plus 4 industrial estates, plus 5 park, plus 1 to the station).  Now, if only the results would come through, I could find out if I’ve managed a PB on the Adidas parkrun PB weekend.

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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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2 Responses to Pymmes parkrun and the industrial estates of Enfield

  1. plustenner says:

    brilliant! well done, hope you got the pb xx

  2. shazruns says:

    If they spelt it Pimms I would bet more would show! I certainly would.

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