My Other Hobby is genealogy, and during a rather bored moment the other week I decided to combine the two and come up with a parkrun Family Tree, that is, a tree comprised of the nearest parkrun to the birthplaces of me, my parents, my grandparents and my great grandparents. It looked like this: The … Continue reading South Norwood parkrun
50 today! No, not 50 years old, I just look it. It was my 50th parkrun! The venue I chose for this momentous occasion was Northala Fields, which is somewhere nestled in the outskirts of North West London. I chose this one because a) it always sounds quite nice when people talk about it on … Continue reading Northala Fields parkrun
Last New Year, I decided to give the New Year's Day parkrun a swerve entirely, figuring that New Year's Eve was a night sacred to drinking and that New Year's Day was a perpetual right-off. I ended up in some shit 80s club standing around with a load of bored, grumpy people and a Star … Continue reading New Year’s doubleparkrun: Grovelands and Oak Hill
The relentless search for a sub 36 parkrun finish to end the year continued this week with a trip to Dulwich. I was going to do something entirely different, but when I found out that the London Vegan Runners were visiting this lovely, off-flat, corner free, immaculately tarmacked and picturesque parkrun I felt my ship … Continue reading PB Chasing: South London Tour
I will start with the good news, which is that on Wednesday I got myself a new overall 10k PB on the running track. I set myself a target of 1:10 (previous PB being 1:10:54) and employed a tactic which was basically running just a little bit off flat out and trying to hold it … Continue reading PB or not PB?
The Christmas Cow Fest (a convention of Cow Cowl clad tourists) took place this weekend at the relatively new Wendover Woods parkrun in Buckinghamshire. As I was at work on Friday, I could only take part in the parkrun section of the festivities and not the drinks the night before, which by the look of … Continue reading Wendover Woods parkrun
This weekend a rare and wondrous thing occurred, in that I asked Work to change my day shifts to late shifts and they actually said yes, which meant I could slip in a sneaky unplanned parkrun before work. I toyed with the idea of trying out Clapham Common but after a stressful week I decided … Continue reading Burgess parkrun (again)