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 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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Silent Sunday 22.9.19
Sep22

Silent Sunday 22.9.19

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My husband’s 100th parkrun
Oct01

My husband’s 100th parkrun

My husband started parkrun two months after my daughter and I. At first, he could take it or leave it. For the first year or 18 months, he wasn’t that bothered about doing it. He missed quite a few due to weekend commitments and sometimes even just because it was raining and he didn’t feel like going! But over the last year or so, he’s become quite obsessive about it. I think he’s missed just two this year, due...

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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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