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 son’s 50th parkrun
Sep25

My son’s 50th parkrun

My younger son ran his first parkrun four years ago, back in September 2015. He has just run his 50th parkrun. Running parkrun regularly has always been difficult for my son because of all the other sport he does. He can’t run parkrun on a Saturday morning when he has a rugby match at the same time. Between September and April, he has rugby or football matches most Saturday mornings. But around May or June every year, he gets...

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Parkrun triumphs 2018
Dec28

Parkrun triumphs 2018

It’s been another year of parkrun triumphs for my entire family. Here’s some of our highlights… On 10th January, still not fully recovered from my injury, I came first in my age category for the first time since 5th November. OK, so the time wasn’t particularly quick (24:44) and my rival who has been beating me for all that time was away, but I was still happy to be back to winning ways. On 17th February, I got...

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My dad’s 50th parkrun
Jul03

My dad’s 50th parkrun

My dad had never run before. He’s fit and healthy, but he didn’t specifically do any exercise. He’s slim with a good, balanced diet and still volunteers at a charity one day a week. He was 71 when he did his first parkrun, back in August 2016. At first, he walked with my mum. At that time, nobody else walked parkrun and my parents felt a bit awkward. (Now walking at parkrun is something which is positively...

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My daughter’s 50th Parkrun
Sep18

My daughter’s 50th Parkrun

On Saturday 2nd September, my daughter ran her 50th Parkrun. We started on the same day in May 2015. She never fell in love with it like I did. It was only ever something she just did. Often, she didn’t even enjoy it. She missed Parkrun for panto and other stuff kids do on a Saturday morning. She missed it because she just didn’t feel like doing it and didn’t want to do it any more. So I didn’t force her. But...

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