Tag Archives: Danny Norman

Don’t they all blur into one? My journey to the Cowell Club (part 4)

Previously on “My journey to the Cowell Club” I visited lots and lots and lots of parkruns, met oodles and oodles and oodles of lovely people, came last at Old Deer Park, first (female) at Highbury Fields and somewhere in … Continue reading

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Don’t they all blur into one? My journey to the Cowell Club (part 3)

Previously on “My journey to the Cowell Club” I visited lots and lots of parkruns, met oodles and oodles of lovely people, finished last at Old Deer Park and finished first (female) at Highbury Fields. Part 3: Venues 51 to 75 Venue 51 … 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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Down to the wire

When I went to bed last night, the snow was falling and nearby parkruns were dropping like flies. Temple Newsam, Leeds, Roundhay, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Bradford and Barnsley were all cancelled. Harrogate* was hopeful, Pontefract was possible and York was maintaining … Continue reading

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Harrow Lodge parkrun

Had I visited this course with fresh legs, on a balmy spring day, my write up may well have gone something like this: Harrow Lodge parkrun, near Hornchurch, has many things to recommend it.  The car park is very close … Continue reading

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Gladstone parkrun and the end of Juneathon

I rounded off Juneathon with an inaugural parkrun, the “noticeably undulating” Gladstone parkrun in North West London.  I’ve come to expect a sea of familiar faces at London inaugurals, in fact, that was what got me hooked on inaugural events in … Continue reading

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Beckton parkrun bling

Apparently madness is contagious.  I took a tiny leaf out of @n0rm‘s book today and cycled to my parkrun, the inaugural Beckton parkrun in the London Borough of Newham. The parkrun itself brought to mind a number of other runs that … Continue reading

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St Albans parkrun

Wow!  St Albans parkrun kicked off today, and [pauses to thank and congratulate the volunteer team] it’s a cracker.  The course is flat.  Not quite as-a-pancake flat, but you’d have to be pretty hill-averse to call it undulating. And for two … Continue reading

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Ally Pally parkrun

There are three things that I love about parkrun: the courses, the people and the stats.  Ally Pally parkrun started on Saturday, and its inaugural run ticked all three boxes. The course… …is at the challenging end of the parkrun … Continue reading

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Gunnersbury parkrun with @fairweatherrun

Last week marked the start of the 100th parkrun, not in Reykjavik, but in London’s Gunnersbury Park.  After all the travelling last weekend, the draw of a local parkrun and the chance of an ‘athoner for company proved irresistible, and … Continue reading

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