Monthly Archives: October 2014

Inspiring people – @helsieboo

Sometimes, the most amazing thing that anyone can do is carry on.  My mother has this ability in spades.  Whenever life throws something at her, she takes stock, makes note of her new circumstances and then works out how to … Continue reading

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A very ranty blog which may feature parkrun tourism.

My friends are fighting and it’s making me feel sad. Sad and uncomfortable. Sad, uncomfortable and angry. Sad, uncomfortable, angry and very, very ranty. So before I start throwing things, I’m going to vent. (1) “Not always” is not the … Continue reading

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Inspiring people – @donna_de

With Donna, it isn’t one race or one incident that inspires me, but the overall journey.  Reading about the juggling and imagination needed to train as an athlete with challenges (neoprene pants or knee broddling anyone?) puts fitting training in around work … Continue reading

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Inspiring people – @totkat

After a solid year of training and my first 100 mile finish (had I mentioned that?), the only entry in my training plan for the next three weeks is “to be as active as I like while resisting the urge … Continue reading

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Cranleigh parkrun

My core parkrun territory has just expanded. Let me explain. As a fairly hard-nosed tourist, I have been to many really, really nice parkruns that I will almost certainly never go back to because if I’m ever in that neck … Continue reading

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Louise Ayling – Ultra Runner

Originally posted on jovialgnome:
Some three and a half years ago I happened to bump into Louise Ayling at the inaugural King’s Lynn parkrun. Conversation turned to “how many different parkruns have you done?” – I was smug about my…

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Winter 100 – the blog post that wasn’t.

Gah.  There are so many posts that I want to write about Winter 100, that I find I can’t write any. I could write a whole post about Andy Bailey, a man I spoke to in passing at a parkrun … Continue reading

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Denbies 10M – possibly the best impulse race entry ever

Last summer, I DNSed the Bacchus Marathon, due to a broken foot.  However, since the organisers, Events to Live, allowed on the day transfers, and since I’d managed to find a runner who had been unable to get to his … Continue reading

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Back to basics at Wormwood Scrubs and Dartford parkruns

Last weekend, I joined Vanessa at Wormwood Scrubs parkrun.  To be honest, I wasn’t that keen.  I knew that the company would be great, and there was a certain amount of appeal to a local-ish parkrun and a bit of … Continue reading

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The rules of PARK-RACE

If you’ve been tempted to join the PARK-RACE experience by recent news coverage of its tenth anniversary, then there are a few rules that you need to know about to make sure that you get the most from your visit. … Continue reading

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