A few of my favourite Trings

Our 60th week of virtual event felt like an appropriate time to look back at the good old days.

On Week 60 of parkrun pause (8th May 2021) Tring Event Director, Andy asked us to capture something of our favourite things from Tring parkrun – deceptively tricky because there are just SO many good times to choose from. Set to the music of “My Favourite Things” from the Sound of Music Cathy and I penned this version of the lyrics:

Raindrops on noses, cow whisperers a-plenty,
PB’s abounding, if not all sub-twenty
Fast flowing scan queues, the Marshall that sings,
These are a few of my favourite Trings

Tartan and Sporrans and Saltires are showing,
Gazebo and Tunnock’s, Drambuie a-flowing
Live ceilidh music and highland flings,
These are a few of my favourite Trings,

Cow bells and bluebells and wide-open spaces,
Laughter of runners with smiles on their faces
Snow on the Ridgeway that melts come the Springs,
These are a few of my favourite Trings

When the wind blows,
When the rain pours,
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favourite Trings
And then I don’t feel so bad

Shout-outs for milestones and tabards for pacers,
Run briefing done now it’s time for the racers(**)
Run-walking with friends, the joy that it brings,
These are a few of my favourite Trings

Cattle stampeding and finish-line clapping,
Tokens and timers and scanners are zapping,
After-run banter, PB bell that rings,
These are a few of my favourite Trings

Barcodes and woodlands and hills that get steeper,
Comments from Jim M that might need the bleeper
Landowners permission, now that would be “King”,
These are a few of my favourite Trings

When the wind blows,
When the rain pours,
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favourite Trings
And then I don’t feel so bad

** Yes – we know parkrun is a run not a race! We plead artistic licence.

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