Category Archives: parkrun

Losing focus

There was a time when I couldn’t repeat parkruns.  I ran my 51st parkrun at my 50th different venue less than a year after running my first parkrun at Wimbledon.  The journey was more than a little obsessive, huge amounts of fun … Continue reading

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Dulwich parkrun

Despite the god of traffic lights’ best efforts, I arrived at Dulwich parkrun before half past eight.  There was a void where the finish funnel lives.  No flag, no hi-viz, no barrier tape… just an empty bench.  I locked my … Continue reading

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Reigate Priory parkrun (winter course)

Some parkrundays are better than others.  Today’s was better than most. The course had less gooey grass than I had expected, as they were running their winter variation.  An ultra-running friend was down from Lancashire, some touring friends were visiting … Continue reading

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Homewood parkrun

After a fabulous parkrun featuring friends, mud, tree roots, trees, coffee cake and token sorting, I was sitting in the café when my results text came through.  “Your time in position 57 today at Homewood parkrun was 33:00” Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! … Continue reading

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Day 8 (of Janathon 2011)…

Originally posted on abradypus:
…my inner competitor made a bid for freedom. About 30secs after posting yesterday’s blog about doing a short recovery run today, I remembered that I’d been meaning to check out parkruns.  I found out about them…

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Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington parkruns (#janathon day 1)

When Andy B texted yesterday to say that his ribs were still hurting after his attempt to catch a falling tree (memo to self: do not try to catch a falling tree) and that he wouldn’t be heading to Stratford-upon-Avon … Continue reading

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Dulwich parkrun

“What time’s the alarm set for?” “Half six.  Breakfast and shower.  I need to have left by half seven.” I surfaced gradually and noted the daylight peeping through the curtains.  Odd.  It’s not usually light this early.  What time is … Continue reading

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