2019: That was the year that was
Dec30

2019: That was the year that was

2019 was another busy year for us. Isn’t every year busy when you have kids? This is our 2019… January started with a double parkrun on New Year’s Day for the first time. It’s a bit of a tradition in the parkrun community, but it’s the first time we’ve done it. It won’t be the last. A few days later, my car went into the garage for repairs, following a small accident my son had had in...

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Silent Sunday 29.12.19
Dec29

Silent Sunday 29.12.19

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Return to Christmas Day parkrun
Dec28

Return to Christmas Day parkrun

Parkrun is run at parks and open spaces around the world every Saturday at 9am, local time. With two exceptions – Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Whether Christmas and new year fall on a Saturday or not, local parkruns have the option to hold a run (they also have a bit of flexibility with the timings, so can start as late as 10.30). Without actually counting them, I would say around 20% of parkruns hold an event on...

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Parkrun triumphs 2019
Dec27

Parkrun triumphs 2019

2019 had been another year of parkrun triumphs – for everyone from my 4 year old nephew to my 74 year old dad. It has been a particularly good parkrun year for my younger son and my daughter. Here our parkrun triumphs of 2019… On 1st January, my husband and I completed our first parkrun double. We had run our first two parkruns of 2019 – Stonehouse and Gloucester City – before 11am on New Year’s Day. On...

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My reverse advent calendar
Dec24

My reverse advent calendar

A few weeks ago, I pledged to myself and my readers that I would do a reverse advent calendar for the local food bank this year. I get fed up of the pointless commercialism and consumerism of Christmas, not to mention the environmental impact. My particular dislike at the moment is advent calendars full of expensive stuff that nobody needs. So I decided to do a reverse advent calendar. It’s actually something I’d been...

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