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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Parkrun 2021: End of year report
Jan03

Parkrun 2021: End of year report

It has been another short parkrun year. Here’s my family’s annual report of achievements. I think it’s an achievement in itself that my family often includes the youngest person (my nephew) and the oldest person (my dad) at our home 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...

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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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How far did I run in 2020?
Jan11

How far did I run in 2020?

What a strange year for running! At the start of 2020, I was signed up to run Brighton marathon in April, Tewkesbury half marathon in May, Cheltenham Challenge half marathon in June, Cheltenham half marathon in September and Stroud half marathon in October. I started training for Brighton marathon on 6th January, in preparation for the race on 19th April. But 2020 was the year of coronavirus. The year when races got cancelled....

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