Medina IOW parkrun on tour report

I’m back from a fantastic weekend in the Isle of Wight, thanks to Visit IOW and the Isle of Wight Festival of Running.     My friend Jo and I have been working our way around the little islands, checking off parkruns in the name of tourism. On Saturday, we checked off Medina IOW. Medina IOW is an interesting one. For most of the year, it’s run in Newport. However, they have a second location in Ryde when Medina can’t be used. Jo and I lucked out and got to experience the alternative location starting… 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

Running unfit after time out

In case you weren’t already aware, I’ve been ill. Oh. You mean, I haven’t shut up about it? Well, now I’m running unfit. You know what it’s like. We all make a fuss about long runs, or having to go out for a run when it’s raining and we make excuses and we huff and flounce and eventually go out. Of course, it’s always enjoyable once we go out and we feel amazing afterwards, but the fact remains that going out is the hard bit. Of course, I’m Little Miss Contrary. I make a fuss… 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