Southend parkrun

My internal road atlas has some towns in the wrong place.  It puts Gateshead in Kent, Pontefract in Wales, and Billericay in Ireland.  So I got a little bit of a shock when I drove past Billericay on the way to Southend parkrun.  Followed by a moment of panic when I drove past the “you are leaving Southend” sign before I arrived at my destination.  It turns out that Southend parkrun is really in Shoeburyness.

It’s a nice course.  Three flat laps by the seaside, after which we piled back to a nearby cafe for coffee.  Or we would have done if it had been open.  But it wasn’t, so instead we all ended up at the neighbouring Harvester.  I don’t think they quite knew what had hit them.

Best of all was the company.  I was expecting Shazruns and Fortnight Flo but also crossed paths with Paul “top of the most events table” Freyne, Susan “also done more than 50 different events” Freyne, Timothy “took a while to catch the tourist bug, but I’ve well and truly got it now” Williams and Norman “I’m an ultimate ironman and so hard I can even run in leather ankle boots” Driskell.



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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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4 Responses to Southend parkrun

  1. plustenner says:

    Sorry I missed it 😦

  2. sooozie says:

    Well done on another inaugural parkrun! I saw from the facebook photos on the Southend parkrun page that my nephew was running just behind you – it’s a small world!

    • abradypus says:

      Your nephew has a shrewd tactical brain. His shoelaces came undone but rather than stop immediately he waited until he needed a breather before doing one up…ran on and then used the other as an excuse for another breather. I have noted this tactic for future use!

  3. Pingback: Southend Park run (time delay) | shazruns

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