Monthly Archives: October 2013

A marvellous day at Ashford parkrun

I could probably have run* a parkrun today, but as my rehab instructions include being conservative and never finding out exactly what my foot can take, I opted for a second week of inaugural parkrun volunteer tourism**. There were a … Continue reading

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An inaugural parkrun and an ultimate ultra

This weekend began with an inaugural parkrun and ended with an ultimate ultra. Fulham Palace parkrun, near Putney Bridge, is a two and a half lap circuit of Bishop’s Park.  It’s tarmac, flat, has a great looking playground, stacks of bicycle parking, a … Continue reading

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I do love a silver lining or three

Cloud: I’m still not running. Silver lining: I added another parkrun venue (Basingstoke) to my volunteer list*, and caught up with Zoe and Stephen Wright, Victoria Dick and Chris Cowell. Cloud: Both New Malden Leisure Centre and Basingstoke Aquadome were … Continue reading

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Best. Buy. Ever.

It turns out that there is an upside to being injured. You have the opportunity to discover a whole new world of cross training. In the summer, I opted for cycling, but now that it’s dark in the evenings, the … Continue reading

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It feels like I’ve been injured forever.  Days have turned into weeks have turned into months, and the light at the end of the tunnel is like the castle at the end of Windsor Half Marathon, or Kingston Bridge at … Continue reading

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