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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Volunteering at parkrun
Jun25

Volunteering at parkrun

Every parkrun event you ever go to, whether in the UK or around the world, is completely run by volunteers. That’s a huge commitment by a dedicated group of people to ensure others in their community have a weekly event to keep them fit and get them out in the fresh air and meeting people. Each event is run by a core team of volunteers. This may be a group of people who already know each other, or they may have been brought...

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Becoming a licensed chaperone
May21

Becoming a licensed chaperone

When kids take part in a performance, whether they’re starring in a Hollywood film or taking part in their dance school’s annual show, they need a chaperone. Until fairly recently, for the local dance shows, it was fine for chaperones to be parents. Some of them would probably have DBS from their work or other volunteering responsibilities and some of them wouldn’t. The ones without DBS wouldn’t take the kids...

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Marathon training: Weeks 12 to 15
May07

Marathon training: Weeks 12 to 15

How did my final weeks of marathon training going? Weeks 12 to 15 took me from my longest training run, through tapering right to the big day! Week 12 The week started with a ’60 minute light run’, which is six miles to me. I dutifully did my body conditioning, and I realised that it hasn’t affected my running the next day for about three weeks now, so that’s real progress! (I still hate it though.) Then I had...

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