It’s 7.00am on Saturday 28th August, and we are London-bound for our next parkrun excursion. Fresh from our Liverpool adventure the previous week, and no date yet set for Tring restarting, we decided to head east (from leafy Buckinghamshire) to a rural spot in leafy London-shire, just inside the M25 orbital. No, that isn’t an oxymoron…. Continue Reading →
As it was Cathy’s birthday coming up, we decided to mark the occasion by ticking off an item from our parkrun Tourist bucket (and spade) list, namely Crosby (beach) parkrun, (you know…the one just outside Liverpool with the Iron Men statues planted in the foreshore) and followed by an excursion to Beatle-pool. We drove up… Continue Reading →
It’s now been three weeks since parkrun returned in England, and in that time, (unsurprisingly) Cathy and I have each chalked up the same number of parkruns. Three…Real…parkruns; and I am still pinching myself to make sure I am not experiencing some sort of group Matrix-style hallucination. As my reader will know, the Tring parkrun… Continue Reading →
At the time of writing this, it is Saturday 10th July. Two weeks before parkrun restarts in England. I should be excited. I should be very excited, but…with the prospect of my home parkrun not being able to find a venue in two weeks’ time, then there is a cloud looming on the horizon. OK,… Continue Reading →
Tring virtual parkrun challenge #64 “Did you know today is National Fish & Chip Day?…”, writes our Event Director. “Maybe you’ve already been to the Chippie this evening. Anyway, it’s inspired this week’s theme of “Fish & Chips and the Seaside”. Put on your knotted handkerchief and find your bucket and spade. Choose the best… Continue Reading →
It’s a bit of a long one this week…There’s a lot that’s been going on in parkrun world, with some sad news closer to home, parkrun Tring-wise. So stick with it. Skip over my cheesy song if you (dont) like, and focus in on the local debacle with the Woodland Trust, because we need your… Continue Reading →
Tring virtual parkrun challenge #60 “As you know…”, wrote our Event director, “…we like our numbers at Tring parkrun and this week we have reached a big round Tring parkrun virtual parkrun #60. This week we’re feeling quite sentimental and missing our weekly visits to Tring Park. So we will be reflecting this with a… Continue Reading →
Tring virtual parkrun #58 and #59 challenges “…this week’s theme (#58) is “Run Round Me”. Yes, we need to give a bit more focus on our regular sign. Perhaps take your picture this week running around something or someone or maybe simply a photo of something round.” “…theme for #59 is “May Day Festivities”. A… Continue Reading →
Tring virtual parkrun #57 challenge “So, with the weather warming up, how is your running going?”, asks our Event director. ” Are you still managing a weekly 5k? Has working from home allowed you to increase your running, or has the couch become your friend over the last year and running become a distant memory?… Continue Reading →
I’ve got to admit it’s getting better (Better)A little better all the time (It can’t get no worse) [ 1] Tring virtual parkrun #55 challenge Sad to say that we missed out on the Easter parkrun challenge (#55) last week. We missed “being there”, however the good news was that we were otherwise engaged in… Continue Reading →
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My first ever parkrun in October 2015 was in Huddersfield. My first time at Tring (which has now become my “home parkrun”) was on New Year’s Day 2016.
parkrun has helped me (re-)discover that I can run more than a couple of hundred meters without getting “puffed out”.
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