Coronavirus: Family non-parkrun parkrun
Mar30

Coronavirus: Family non-parkrun parkrun

Like everything else, parkrun is now cancelled for the foreseeable future. When we got to parkrun on 14th March, my dad said: ‘Everyone is saying this is going to be the last one’. But I was sure it wasn’t. Because there had been an email which said that they’d looked at the risks and concluded it was no greater risk than any other social interaction. Even at a big, busy parkrun like ours, people are only in...

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Parkrun first lady again
Jan27

Parkrun first lady again

The other day I, unexpectedly, became the first woman across the line at parkrun. My parkrun times have slipped a bit since my heyday of 2017, when I had a phase of regularly getting a time below 23 minutes. That’s when I got my PB of 22:23. Lately, my time has consistently been around 23:40, which is still pretty good for a normal person. While my times remain pretty consistent, my positions change depending on who else is...

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Parkrun 2019: End of year report
Jan03

Parkrun 2019: End of year report

It’s been another good year for parkrun for our family. This year has seen my mum get back to doing the occasional parkrun (she did a couple in 2016 and hadn’t done it since) and my niece and nephew do their first parkruns. My daughter and younger son did more runs than ever and I literally missed one run all year. My family has also started to do a bit of volunteering. Before this year, I was the only one who had ever...

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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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