Tag Archives: parkrun tourism

Kettering parkrun

Alpacas, a roller coaster, a railway*, a lake, a wibbly wobbly bridge, a huge children’s playground, loos at the start, a downhill finish and a café.  It would be hard to walk away from Kettering parkrun without finding something to … Continue reading

Posted in parkrun, running | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Victoria Dock parkrun

One of the things that surprises me most about touring is the number of times I run into people I know.  This weekend’s trip to Victoria Dock parkrun was no exception.  In addition to the tourists from Ashton Court, Banstead … Continue reading

Posted in parkrun, running | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Calgary: Nose Hill parkrun

I landed in Calgary at 2.40pm on Friday and flew out at 2.10pm on Saturday.  I never made it downtown, hadn’t even realised that I would be visiting during Stampede week and was so tired on Friday evening that eating … Continue reading

Posted in parkrun | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in parkrun, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in janathon, parkrun, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in parkrun, running | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Best guest blog ever: Okanagan parkrun (by @abradysis)

When my evil twin*, abradypus, posted a Facebook link to the new Canadian parkruns, and tagged me in it, my heart sank. I was going to have to get up off my couch and drive an hour to do a … Continue reading

Posted in parkrun | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments