(parkrun #165 – tourist run #37 ) The name Newbury, of itself, may not evoke a sense of history, until you take into account that the parkrun that bears its name takes place on Greenham Common: once the site of a Royal Air Force base, tenanted by the USAF during WW2, and also during the… Continue Reading →
(parkrun #164 – tourist run #36 ) As we checked in to the Severn View Travelodge on the Friday night, I was beginning to have doubts about our next choice of venue on the Bishops-on-Tour parkrun programme…. Running alongside a motorway! Surely that’s against some sort of byelaw, isn’t it? What if it’s too windy,… Continue Reading →
(parkrun #163 – tourist run #35 ) Mallards Pike parkrun has been on our to-do list, ever since we saw and heard about it on Danny Norman’s With Me Now vlog: Treemendous Mallards Pike parkrun, Forest of Dean – YouTube(“like and subscribe!”) Our expectations were running high… On arriving in the area on Friday afternoon,… Continue Reading →
…romantic desires and running aspires(parkrun #160 – tourist run #34 ) Preamble Some years ago (I won’t say how many, except that it was in the last century), Cathy Tabor started her nurse training in Oxford. She was to spend many of her ensuing Saturdays, when she wasn’t on duty, with a certain young man… Continue Reading →
(parkrun #152 – tourist run #30 ) Say what you like (or what you don’t like) about Milton Keynes as a place to live, it is certainly a great place for a run, or a walk for that matter. It has plenty of planned open green spaces “buffering” between the residential, commercial and industrial zones…. Continue Reading →
(parkrun #151) It all started back in 2015 when one of our RDs dared another Tring parkrunner, and fellow Scot, to come dressed in their (real) kilt to do a parkrun. Then in 2016, the word went round a few other of the regulars with Caledonian connections to do the same. By the following year,… Continue Reading →
I was inspired to try this Half-Marathon in particular, several years’ ago when Cathy first ran in it whilst I was a spectator. I was (just) running 5k at parkruns at that time. Since then, I gradually extended my range to enable me to run in 8k events (like at Blenheim), and then 10k (in… Continue Reading →
(parkrun #143 – tourist run #26 ) (…with a wee bit of dramatic licence along the way) Getting to parkruns which you have never done before can be a bit stressful. If you’ve had to travel some distance that morning to arrive at your chosen venue, then there are the usual known-unknowns: will we get… Continue Reading →
(parkrun #142 – tourist run #25 ) 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… Continue Reading →
(parkrun #141 – tourist run #24 ) 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… 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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