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Bluebells at Banstead Woods parkrun

It was a tough choice.  Set the alarm for stupid o’clock to go to Chippenham parkrun #2 (where uber-tourist and 100 marathon clubber Ruth Benzimra was due to be running into the Cowell Club) or set the alarm for lie-in … Continue reading

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It’s a muddy conspiracy!

Coventry parkrun celebrated their birthday today.  I was looking forward to joining them, and meeting Julian (@morningofmagic), a blogger I’ve been following for some time. But that was before work became busy, before an Open University assignment took longer than … Continue reading

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Don’t they all blur into one? My journey to the Cowell Club (part 2)

Previously on “My journey to the Cowell Club” I visited lots of parkruns, met oodles of lovely people and finished last at Old Deer Park. Part 2: Venues 26 to 50 Venue 26 – Valentines (UK, Greater London) A gently undulating, … Continue reading

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Hurdles and bluebells

After much soul searching, and some welcome words of wisdom from Run or go Crazy, I decided against the inaugural Pegwell Bay parkrun in favour of a trip to nearby Banstead Woods. My training plan called for an easy parkrun … Continue reading

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Wimbledon and Banstead parkruns

I love these two parkruns.  They’re both local, they’re both friendly, they’re both two laps, and they both feature trees and trails.  Wimbledon is flat, Banstead has a hill and a half but as the Banstead hill comes with a long sweeping … Continue reading

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Back to Banstead

I’d planned to visit Swindon.  I’d checked the route, I’d researched the course, I’d even planned a way to extend the parkrun into a long run like last week.  But I just couldn’t drag myself out of bed. So instead I … Continue reading

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Community Spirit

I am not one of life’s great planners.  It is not unusual for me to get to Friday evening without having any idea which parkrun I will do on Saturday morning.  This week, the decision was easy.  Banstead Woods.  It’s … Continue reading

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