Not much else to say, so instead of boring you with a description of my sofa slobbing, I thought I’d catch up on an overdue parkrun write-up.
16th May – Lullingstone parkrun #6 with the lovely Vanessa
Two weeks and a handful of easy runs on from Thames Path 100 and my training plan called for an easy parkrun during which I was “permitted to up the effort to marathon level at times should [I] wish”. And what better parkrun to choose than Lullingstone. Its pancake flat*, tarmac** course can be pootled with minimal effort*** and little-to-no concentration**** and a PB is almost guaranteed*****.
* Extremely hilly
** Predominantly tufty grass with a couple of tree-root sections thrown in for good measure
*** Negotiated with much huffing and puffing
**** Unwavering concentration if you want to leave with both ankles intact
***** … to be impossible to achieve.
I loved it. The views were so stunning that even I noticed them, the course was well marked (if you exclude the minor detail of some joker turning around one of the signs and sending the front runners off on a tiny wee (1 mile) detour), the loos were open early, the café is convenient and the ups were rewarded with very runnable downs. I’m also reliably informed that the car park is one of the handover points for the Green Belt Relay, so it’s almost certainly extendible if you’re after a parkrun-in-a-long-run.