Tag Archives: mud

Three types of fun

It’s amazing what you learn at youth hostels.  Last night, for example, I learned* that there are three different types of fun. Type 1: fun at the time Type 2: not fun at the time, but fun when you look … Continue reading

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Brentwood parkrun

Me: I don’t suppose you’re feeling decisive are you?  If so, feel free to tell me where I’m parkrunning this Saturday. V: Harcourt Hill?  Didcot Parkway?  Somewhere in Essex? Me: Harcourt Hill is a possibility.  Didcot is cancelled due to … Continue reading


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Rushmoor parkrun, cross country, and buckets and buckets of mud.

“am: Easy Park Run pm: Club cross country 8k FUN FUN FUN!” Hmmm.  I have a cross country race at Lloyd Park on Saturday afternoon.  There’s a parkrun at Lloyd Park.  Lloyd Rushmoor parkrun it is. What can I say?  … Continue reading

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This post is dedicated to @UltraBoyRuns

I had some shiny new trail shoes and a 9 mile trail run on the books. What better place to try them out than on Wimbledon Common? Inspired by Ultraboy, who will be running the Summer Breeze Half Marathon, I … Continue reading

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Bog.  Clay.  Dirt.  Mire.  Muck.  Ooze.  Sediment.  Silt.  Slime.  Slop.  Sludge.  Slush. By the end of Day 2* of The Pilgrim’s Challenge, I was well and truly bysmottered**. I was also grinning like a loon***.  The weather was kind, the … 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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Of mud and knolls

Not far from the lighthouse is a knoll.  A very tempting looking knoll that has been calling my name.  So when my OH suggested a walk, I knew exactly where I wanted to go.  My nice direct route there was … 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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