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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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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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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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A podium finish at Highbury Fields parkrun

The most challenging thing about this morning’s parkrun was getting out of bed.  Because, let’s be honest, outside is cold and under-the-duvet is not. But I want my 50 t-shirt, so I gagged my inner sloth, leapt out of bed and … 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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Congratulations! (and Grovelands parkrun)

Every time I’ve considered doing Grovelands parkrun, I’ve changed my mind at the last minute, not because the course looks evil or dull, but because the parking is limited and weekend engineering works usually make the journey look tortuous. But … Continue reading

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Gunpowder and ganache

The Gunpowder parkrun started up this morning (near Waltham Abbey, between 12o’clock and 1o’clock on the M25) and it’s an absolute cracker.  Its two and a bit laps are gently undulating, simple to follow but meandering enough to be fun. … Continue reading

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