Parkrun triumphs 2021
Jan20

Parkrun triumphs 2021

2021 was another rather short year of parkrun. It was announced in March that parkrun would return on 5th June. Then it was announced on 21st May that it was delayed again, as not enough landowners had given permission for it to return. We started to wonder if it would ever come back at all. That really would be a dreadful loss to public health. Parkrun plays a huge role in combating both physical and mental health problems, and...

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Generation X
Nov30

Generation X

I saw a meme a while ago which said something like: For every Boomer that hates the Millennials, there’s a generation in between that hates you both. Because people forget that generation in between. Nobody really talks about us – Generation X. But there’s a huge number of us. I’m Generation X and so is my husband. The likelihood is that you reading this right now are also Generation X. Generation X are some of...

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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 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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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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