Monthly Archives: April 2013

Winchester parkrun…

Not all inaugural parkruns go entirely to plan.  At Wanstead Flats, the frontrunners missed a turn and we all took a small detour through the car park.  At Burgess, the timer malfunctioned and the day was saved by some quick thinking … Continue reading

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Preston Park parkrun

On Saturday, six days after the Brighton marathon, I returned to Preston Park for their inaugural parkrun. It’s one of the more unusual parkrun courses that I’ve run*. To anyone from Cardiff, St Albans, York, Harrogate or Bushy parkruns, this … Continue reading

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Taking hints

Yesterday was one of those days.  By 5pm, I had peered under rocks, peeled the lids off several cans of worms and opened Pandora’s box, and I still had a 2 hour run to fit in (deferred from Sunday, when a hard day of … Continue reading

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Brighton Marathon

One of the oft-repeated bits of advice for inexperienced marathon runners is not to do anything on race day that you haven’t done in training. This includes things like wearing shoes that you bought ten days ago, using a race … Continue reading

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Maidstone parkrun

What can I say?  The parkrun team have found another great venue for a parkrun, this time in Maidstone.  It starts at the Museum of Kent Life, a hop, skip and a jump away from Junction 6 of the M20, … Continue reading

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I was going to blog…

…but then I read this* and decided you’d enjoy it more. *an entertaining (though slightly sweary) rant about running related things.

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Malahide parkrun

I have just had a pretty much perfect 24-hours*, the highlight of which was Malahide parkrun. In Ireland. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “please tell me that you didn’t travel all the way to Ireland just to run … Continue reading

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