I am beginning to think I will never get to Barking parkrun! Yesterday evening I was all set for my trip there, but a last minute check of the train times revealed engineering works on the Gospel Oak to Barking line which meant I would need to get up at 5am and catch a hundred … Continue reading Hackney Marshes parkrun
You will be spared the feature length parkrun entry today as I was back at Finsbury Park, and it hasn't changed since I was last there just over a month ago. The hill has not got any less hilly but it remains my favourite parkrun venue. The most notable thing about today's parkrun was that … Continue reading Finsbury parkrun (again)
Shortly after my first parkrun (last March), I happened to be in Chelmsford for my Other Hobby and took a walk through Central Park. I was struck by what a lovely park is was and was very jealous of the people of Chelmsford having it as their home run. I wondered if it would be … Continue reading Chelmsford Central parkrun
This weekend's parkrun marked a return to my usual form of A Bit Slow rather than Completely Useless. I picked Dulwich this week because a) descriptions of the course on the parkrun Facebook group made it sound appealing b) I was staying at my mother's house in Beckenham, and she offered to drive me there. … Continue reading Dulwich parkrun
2017 started very badly with my withdrawal from the Barcelona Half with two weeks to go. Having missed so much training through injury, I knew there was no way I could run it within the time limit, and I decided to cut my losses and defer until 2018. I write this post with six weeks … Continue reading 2017 in Running
My first mistake was the schoolgirl error of missing a few days' running and then trying to cram all my weekly mileage into 24 hours. It doesn't work. A short, fast session followed by a long, slow run the next morning is just about doable, the other way round does not work at all. I … Continue reading Highbury Fields parkrun
I have been ill and had nightshifts all week. I can just about cope with running when ill, or running between nightshifts, but I can't cope with running when ill and on nightshifts, so I didn't run for three days (or do anything much else). Today I was just ill and didn't have a nightshift … Continue reading Last runs of the year!