It’s a (park)run…not a race(course)

(Me: 49/179; Cathy: 50/258) Spoiler alert (…with apologies to Will Shakespeare):Now is the autumn in our discount tent,Made glorious (late) summer by this sun of York [1] We live about 3 hours’ drive south of York, so making a special trip just to do the parkrun there, and then heading back home seemed a bit extreme,... Continue Reading →

Lydiard

(Me: 45/174; Cathy: 48/253) The other half of Team Bishop was away for a girls-only weekend in North Wales with old long-standing friends from school daze. This was a perfect opportunity therefore to catch up on the four remaining tourist venues from Cathy's, 48 strong, tourist list that I have yet to visit. Lydiard being... Continue Reading →

Of Puddings and parkrun-EVE of SHAMe

(Me: 43/172; Cathy 47/252) Eve of shame [Spoiler alert: Nothing actually shameful took place on parkrun eve, at least not where we were seated in a certain hotel restaurant. Having written that though, I am beginning to have some pangs of conscience about what we witnessed that evening in an otherwise respectable establishment. I'll let... Continue Reading →

N is for…?

(Me: 41/170; Cathy 45/250) So we arrived in our holiday let on Anglesey, on parkrun eve, noting that there were not one but two NENDYs to choose from to run at on the following morning. Nant y Pandy or Newborough Forest. Both looked good on You-tube and (secondarily) both event names started with the same... Continue Reading →

War and Peace

(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 →

Severn-th Heaven

(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 →

A gem hiding in the forest

(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 →

City of Dreaming Spires,

…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 →

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