Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – marathon distance

I’ll get the bad stuff out the way first, so that if any of it is a deal breaker, you need read no further. The gathering area and finish are about a 20 minute walk away from the start, so … Continue reading

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A lazy morning at Wimbledon parkrun

Much as I love parkrun tourism, there are times when the lure of a lie in and the appeal of the familiar  prove too strong to resist.  So this morning, I found myself heading not to Banbury or Chichester or … Continue reading

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Running for a reason

Did I go for my run because a day without running is a day without meaning? No. Did I go for my run because I am a dedicated athlete and I know that every time I run, I am one … Continue reading

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Farnham Pilgrim Marathon

There are many good ways to ensure you’re fully rested before your marathon.  Driving to Leeds at 3am the day before, running a parkrun and driving down at 3am on the morning of the marathon is not one of them. There … Continue reading

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Wakefield Thornes parkrun

Rolling, technical and inventive. Whoever designed the parkrun course at Wakefield Thornes is a genius, though I’ve yet to decide whether they’re evil with it. The course features a rhubarb triangle (a small triangle of paths beside a massive metal … Continue reading

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On tour at Margate parkrun

When I started touring around different parkruns, the selling point was the sheer variety of the venues.  All the running I did during the week was on flat roads, and it mostly consisted of running from home to work and … Continue reading

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The rules of parkrun tourism

If you’re thinking of becoming a parkrun tourist, you’re going to need some rules.  The easy part is writing them.  The hard part is remembering that they are there to serve you, not the other way around. My rules Version 1.0 … Continue reading

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We are the Westminster piggies, a fa-mi-ly…

We are the Westminster piggies, a fa-mi-ly Of beautiful porcelain pigs La la la la wob-b-ly wall chart La la la la la la la.   I didn’t think that there was a way to make a 30 minute run … Continue reading

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Horsham parkrun and the SCAA Surrey Road Relays

It has been another rather sociable weekend. It kicked off with the inaugural Horsham parkrun, the 100th different event (or Cowell Club run) for uber-tourist Rosemary Egbe.  Combine the words inaugural and Cowell Club and pick a location within spitting … Continue reading

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Tenacity and sheer bloody mindedness

Yesterday, a runner who I admire hugely completed an iconic sporting achievement.  Had they done it on their first attempt, I would have been impressed, but it wouldn’t have made a lasting impression on me.  I would have added it … Continue reading

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