Being a parkrun Volunteer

It’s been a busy few weeks, including a fantastic trip to Denmark. I have also had some good news which I will be sharing shortly, thus my short blogging hiatus. However, this does now mean an influx of blog posts as I have a lot to talk about, including an upcoming competition, a review on raspberry ketone and thoughts on competing under pressure. For now though, it is the turn of a parkrun blog. Not as a runner this time, but as a volunteer. For the unaware, parkrun organise free, timed 5k runs every week… View Post

Juneathon 9: Eltham Park 5 Review

After enjoying the Greenwich Parkrun yesterday with Jo, we made the decision to run in the Eltham Park 5, organised by the New Eltham Joggers. I’m making a return after a dodgy ankle and poor Jo has been suffering with back pain, so this was a bit of a comeback race for both of us. The race was mostly off-road, taking in trails and was absolutely beautiful, although surprisingly tough. It was overcast and chilly this morning, which for me is just perfect. Alas, the sun did make an appearance during the race and it… View Post

Return to Park Run and Danone Danio …

I went to the Greenwich Park Run this morning at Avery Hill with my friend Jo, who was visiting from her usual Bromley run. Due to being lazy and a funny ankle, this was to be my first attempt at running 5k this year. I had already decided not to worry about running a good time and instead just try to get round. Poor Jo has been struggling with a back problem recently, so we decided to run together and try to target 33-34 minutes and be happy with that. Jo is a lovely person… View Post

A week in statistics

And so, the first week of Juneathon draws to an end. My mileage has been nowhere near as impressive as many (I only clocked up enough today to make double figures), but I have enjoyed being active and the fact that my ankle so far remains pain free is very good news. Tomorrow I am going to go to my local Park Run where I will no doubt run my all time personal worst, but I am looking forward to it anyway. It’s been a good week. I met up with Jog Blog on day… View Post