Monthly Archives: August 2014

Spitfire Scramble – a weekend full of generosity of spirit and wonderful people.

I have had a rather good weekend at the Spitfire Scramble, the latest addition to the ever-growing list of 24-hour relay races.  I could give you a blow-by-blow description of the course*, I could give you a detailed summary of … Continue reading

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St Helens parkrun

One of the most peculiar things about being a parkrun tourist is the number of times you come across people that you know.  St Helens parkrun is about 200 miles from my normal stomping ground and just under two months … Continue reading

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Wainwrighting: a new addiction

I appear to have developed a new addiction.  It started innocently enough.  I spent a weekend in the Lake District with a bunch of ultrarunners and was told in no uncertain terms that it would be criminal to leave without … Continue reading

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Hither, thither and yon.

I spent Thursday night on the back seat of my car in the Lake District, Friday collecting Wainwrights, Friday night in a Travelodge in Liverpool, Saturday morning at St Helens parkrun, Saturday afternoon on a canal bank in Lancashire, Saturday night by a swing bridge in Yorkshire, … Continue reading

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Cowell Club Coverage

A while ago, I spent a happy hour or two or three with the parkrun website and a spreadsheet to see whether there were any UK parkruns which had never been run by one of the eight members of the Cowell Club*.  It … Continue reading

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Woking parkrun

On Saturday, my training plan called for two hours of rolling trails.  There are a lot of parkruns that can be incorporated into a two hour rolling trail run, for example Richmond, Banstead Woods, Queen Elizabeth, Hampstead Heath, Havant and … Continue reading

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The Gods of Convenience and Impromptu Delights

The Gods of Convenience and Impromptu Delights played a blinder today.  The God of Impromptu Delights kicked it all off yesterday by giving me the perfect excuse to swap a 40 minute run around the block for a ten-or-so mile section … Continue reading

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