Prisoners on the run

I love the ethos behind parkrun. What started as 13 friends getting together for a 5k run in Bushey Park 2004 has gone on to become an incredible worldwide phenonomon. There is no doubt that it has inspired tens of thousands of people worldwide to get out and move. In addition to that, parkrun has inspired people to volunteer to help out with the running and organisation of these weekly, free events.     Every week, Twitter and Facebook celebrates the accomplishments of parkrunners everywhere. Whether it’s a 15 minute course record, or someone completing… View Post

A brief guide to parkrun volunteering

Since moving, I haven’t had the chance to check out Clumber, which is my new local parkrun. I don’t drive, so hopefully at some point we’ll all get up early enough on a Saturday to head over. It feels like I’m a newbie all over again. I know sometimes people find going to parkrun for the first time a bit scary, but my experience is that parkrun volunteering is a great way to get over those nerves as you will naturally get talking to people.     This post was actually inspired by ReeRee of… View Post

Peckham Rye parkrun report

I haven’t done many parkruns this year. I did the New Year’s Day double and then that’s been about it. But I finally got to check another venue off the list a few weeks back when I visited Peckham Rye parkrun with Jo.     Based in South East London, Peckham Rye parkrun takes place in Peckham Rye Park and is accessible from Honor Oak, Nunhead, Peckham and East Dulwich. The course is a three lapper, run on tarmac paths. I had been told it was flat, but with a few twists and turns. The… View Post

Guernsey parkrun run report

It’s been quiet around here recently. If you follow my blog on Facebook, you’ll know that’s because I’ve had a fantastic short break in Guernsey with my friend Jo. We had a great few days eating fantastic food, walking, kayaking, exploring, and of course, parkrun. If you’ve been following me, you’ll know that I was really looking forward to checking out Guernsey parkrun for some über parkrun tourism and also because it was going to be my milestone 50th parkrun. Guernsey parkrun is held at Pembroke Bay, Vale, a 25 minute or so bus ride… View Post

parkrun 49: Greenwich parkrun

Having being religious about attending Greenwich parkrun over the last few weeks, it felt quite strange not to attend today. Yesterday, I did my 49th official parkrun and my 50th total. However, parkrun frowns upon forgotten barcodes and forgotten barcodes mean no time. I forgot mine at a run back in 2013 and yes, they are strict about enforcing this! I took the morning off from running my official 50th parkrun today because next week, I’m off to Guernsey!  I am so excited to be going away for a few days with Jo. We had… View Post