Another (not)parkrun PB
Apr22

Another (not)parkrun PB

After getting a surprise (not)parkrun PB a few weeks ago, I hadn’t quite managed to equal my time again, but I was consistently running 5k in under 23 minutes. On Saturday 10th April, my husband said he would pace me to a new PB. This isn’t something we’ve ever tried before. But I know he can run my PB pace very comfortably. We set off fast and within seconds I’d lost the radio on my phone. This is annoying as...

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The (not)parkrun PB
Mar04

The (not)parkrun PB

I have run a (not)parkrun every week since parkrun ended on 14th March last year. The first few weeks were unofficial, then in June last year it became an official thing. Whenever possible, I run my (not)parkrun 5k as close as possible to 9am on a Saturday – generally with my husband and my younger son. On the weeks when this hasn’t been possible because we’ve been busy (weeks when we would normally have done parkrun...

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‘Parkrun saved my life’
Jan27

‘Parkrun saved my life’

My dad is making a remarkable recovery from being seriously ill with Covid-19 in December. While many younger adults who weren’t ill enough to be hospitalised are still struggling with breathlessness months after their diagnosis, my dad doesn’t get breathless and gets a little bit stronger every day. He can now walk for over a mile and does lots of jobs around the house. Not bad for a man who came off a ventilator on 16th...

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Parkrun 2020: End of year report
Jan02

Parkrun 2020: End of year report

Who would have thought that I could have actually written 2020’s parkrun end of year report in March? 2020 was the year parkrun ground to a halt, thanks to coronavirus. 21st March was the first Saturday in more than 15 year when there wasn’t a single parkrun anywhere in the world. And that situation went on for the rest of the year. In the end, it was possible to run just 13 parkruns in 2020 – including the new...

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Parkrun triumphs 2020
Dec22

Parkrun triumphs 2020

Well, this is a rather short post, isn’t it? Usually I post my parkrun triumphs at the end of the year, after a full year of parkrun for my whole family – from my little niece and nephew to my 75-year-old dad. But something went wrong this year. The global pandemic put a stop to it – meaning we missed out on 41 weeks of parkrun – 42 parkruns if you count Christmas Day, which I always do. If I’d done all...

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