p minus 5 weeks and counting…

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 →

p minus 7 weeks and counting…

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 →

p minus 8 weeks and counting…

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 →

p minus 10 weeks and counting…

Tring virtual parkrun #54 challenge So our (not)parkrun photo challenge theme this week is “Theatre, Plays and Musicals” in recognition of it being World Theatre Day today (27th March). Thought we'd add a touch of class to this one...(although must confess that we haven't seen any of the plays wot he wrote) Keeping on track... Continue Reading →

p minus 11 weeks…and counting

Tring’s photo challenge for the week (Tring virtual parkrun #53) "All this talk of relay batons reminded me of all the Athletics that we’ve been missing during this last year, " wrote our Event Director, "...so tomorrow you have a chance to rectify that with our theme of “Athletics – Track & Field” - as... Continue Reading →

p minus 12 weeks…Phoenix rising

Perhaps not a particularly inspiring shot of the grounds at Blenheim Palace, but Facebook has reminded me that I took this picture four years ago, almost to the day, after I had reached an important milestone (literally) in my training.The caption read: “12th March 2017 - 8k accomplished,"OX5 " run in two weeks…bring it on!”... Continue Reading →

p minus 13 weeks and counting…

Deo volente there are just 13 more weeks (or 12 more Saturday lie-ins) till parkrun day! It will come round sooner than you think. Now would be a good time to check you know where your barcode is. Trust me..it's not too soon...it may take you a while to remember where you stored it away... Continue Reading →

Just around the corner?

It is just after sunrise on a cold and frosty February morning. No one else around, except for a few dog-walkers and other (equally barmy) runners out to claim their daily quota of permitted time-out-of-the-home-for-essential-exercise. This is becoming one of our (my wife and I ) favourite local not-parkrun routes. We "discovered" this nearby oasis... 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 →


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 →

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