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

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