Lots of people are missing their free, weekly, timed 5k fix. I'm definitely one of them. After a fairly uneventful few weeks at the start of all of this, lockdown has been kicking my bum a bit lately. I'm walking about a lot less, sitting a lot more, and eating anything I want to (I … Continue reading #fakeparkrun
Stick to the Plan!
I've got a bit of a bad habit with my long runs when left to my own devices. I'll plan out a route for the distance I want to do, usually starting and finishing at my front door. Then invariably I'll get a few miles from the end and decide I really don't want to … Continue reading Stick to the Plan!
Our Friend Parkrun
Ah, Saturday. Or, if you like, parkrunday. Glorious, wonderful parkrunday, which always seems to bring something to be happy about. For the last couple of weeks with this horrible bout of poorliness I've been feeling pretty sorry for myself. I finally made it to the doctors on Tuesday to have it confirmed that yes, it … Continue reading Our Friend Parkrun
Definitely the Tortoise
Ladies and gentlemen - I am a runner again! My latest visit to Achilles ended with him finally giving me permission to add running back to the list of things I am allowed to do. This is very exciting, even if by 'running' he means 'run/walk, and with the running bits very slow'. To celebrate, … Continue reading Definitely the Tortoise
San Francisco Chronicles Part 1 – Parkrun!
“Born and raised in San Francisco, the Pride of the Bear Flag state My heart knows it’s coming home, when I cross the Golden Gate” Well, not quite ‘born and raised in San Francisco’, but the rest of this quote holds true. When we met, one of the things Mr. Duff and I found we … Continue reading San Francisco Chronicles Part 1 – Parkrun!
Notes from Parkrun – Self Fulfilling Prophecy
I love parkrun, its amazing. My home parkrun is at Gunnersbury Park in Ealing. It's a big one - now regularly attracting over 400 runners every week. I sometimes volunteer, but for the last couple of months I've been chasing down a sub-28 minute PB and have been focusing on running it as quickly … Continue reading Notes from Parkrun – Self Fulfilling Prophecy