A VIEw MORE than expected…

(...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 there in time?where can we park, (is... Continue Reading →

Heading East to Osterley (Tourist parkrun #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 M25 orbital. No, that isn’t an oxymoron.... Continue Reading →

With Nomads now….And we are back!

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 →

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

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 LIVESThey also said that we... 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 →

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