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I have been thinking lately…

I have felt encouraged by the ingenuity and resilience of the parkrun community in finding new ways to keep its members feeling “connected” and motivated during the parkrun pause. There have been various parkrun HQ initiatives like the great big parkrun quiz every Saturday morning, and more recently the notparkrun results tables. On the local… Continue Reading →

(not)parkrun

So, my last parkrun before COVID19 restrictions came into force was on 14th March. It was my 136th parkrun, my 100th parkrun at Tring; which I marked by getting a new PB of 29:25. Then there was lockdown…Public Health UK told us to: STAY HOME > PROTECT THE NHS > SAVE LIVES They also said… Continue Reading →

100th home run

So today, was my 100th run at my home parkrun (Tring) so I decided to mark the occasion with a PB of 29:25 😊 . Looking back, my first parkrun at Tring (which was also my second ever parkrun) was on New Year’s Day 2016 when my time was 39:16

parkrun 132 Back to Tring

Whenever/wherever I’ve been on holiday, and no matter how much I enjoyed the time away, coming home always feels special. And so it was the case, this morning, back to the familar home parkrun, but seen with fresh eyes and fresh appreciation. Tring Country Park never ceases to have that wow factor, no matter what… Continue Reading →

parkrun 131 Delamere

Last week we were At Bushy Park, after we had been to Richmond Theatre the night before. This week we were in Cheshire, visiting friends on the Friday, and meeting up with our daughter, for lunch on the Saturday so…. what to do in the time in-between?! We had read about Delamere parkrun from our… Continue Reading →

parkrun 130 Bushy Pilgrimage

So, after 129 parkruns it was time to pay Bushy Park a visit. We had planned to stay the night before near Richmond as we had tickets ( a Christmas present from our son and daughter-in-law) for a play at the Richmond Theatre. Then it was up early, and drive over to Bushy Park to… Continue Reading →

parkrun 116 Mura di Lucca…spiritu di parkrun

This was our first overseas parkrun! We were staying in Pisa, but Lucca was a straight-forward 30 minute train ride away, with the parkrun start being quite close to Lucca Station. The “language” of parkrun transcends any earthly tongue and so it was, in this charming ancient city in Tuscany, that we mingled with the… Continue Reading →

parkrun 100 (not out)

So, it took me about 26 months to get to 50 parkruns, and then just under another 18 months to get to my century. It is sometimes said that as folk get older, time seems to them to pass by quicker. Well I am not going to comment on that, (glass houses and all that)… Continue Reading →

parkrun 001 Genesis at Greenhead

Greenhead Park, Huddersfield was where my parkrun adventure started. Our reason for being “up north” on this occasion was to visit our daughter (also a parkrunner). My wife Cathy (another parkrunner!) had “done” Greenhead Park on a previous visit to Huddersfield, whilst I had stood on the sidelines as spectator. I remember watching the different… Continue Reading →

About Me

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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