I’m being very dedicated on my mission to reach 50 parkruns when I go to Guernsey in a few weeks time. I’m so dedicated, I’m now on 48, meaning I have to do just one more before I fly out there…
parkrun 46: Greenwich
The plan for parkrun 46 was to take it easy as I was taking part in the Havering Tri Aquathon the following day. It was also windy; when I arrived, a flag pole was lying on the ground, seemingly uprooted. A subdued 33:01 5k. I then caught up with Richey who I have followed on Twitter for a long time who was indulging in some parkrun tourism. A pleasant morning.
parkrun 47: Bromley
Happy 7th birthday, Bromley parkrun! I paid my annual visit to Bromley, for their birthday run and to see my friend Jo, parkrunner and Race Director. The course is two and a bit flats and as is customary on the birthday run, was run in reverse. This gave Jo and I a giggle as we realised that I’ve never actually run the event properly. We had a lovely social run, taking it easy and chatting with another friend of Jo’s. Sometimes, it’s really good fun to run with friends and enjoy some chat. Time was 34:28.
parkrun 48: Greenwich
Last weekend was back to my home run of Greenwich. My pacing has been a little bit all over the place recently, so I decided to make a real effort to hit each km in 6:20 and to ignore the temptation to speed up on the downhill bits and to go slower on the uphill bits. For once, I actually got it spot in and finished in 31:49. I wasn’t in the mood to run when I got there as it was so hot, but I ended up really enjoying it and proving to myself that I can run even splits. Plus my day was made when Colin, a regular volunteer and Run Director told me that he’d read my aquathon blog and really related to my panic. Thank you Colin, you made me feel a lot better and it’s lovely to know that people read what I write!
Interestingly enough, I should be on 49 parkruns, but I forgot my barcode one run a few years back. Moral of the story? #DFYB.