Hello. I consider myself to be an accidental runner. I enjoy the smug feeling at the end of a run, and I love the social element, but I’m definitely more hobbit than hare and not ever going to sprint ahead of the field in a frenzy of unrestrained joyful speed. I struggle to motivate myself to get started, let alone keep going, and yet I find in my fifties, running is accessible, cheap and often unexpectedly hilarious. Keeping this blog is my attempt to keep myself accountable to me, to get me out and about and who knows, maybe become an evangelist for that underclass of runners, of which I am proud to be one, who aim simply to learn to enjoy doing it badly. Medals welcome, but optional, PBs unlikely. Join me for a virtual run out if you wish!
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- Having a right royal time leaping* round Queen Elizabeth parkrun
- Brilliant Bradford parkrun
- Nine is a magic number! East Park parkrun encompassing all the parkrun magic in one perfect park
- Nailing Northwich parkrun, double done! parkrun yay!
- Delightful Dalliances at Delamere parkrun. Kicking of the NYDD parkrun challenge for 2020
- Bringing the Highland Fling to Frosty Tring, parkrun tourism on St Andrew’s Day. Parkfun at Tring Kilted parkrun
- Having a relay good time at Cusworth Hall parkrun.
- Taking the plunge on parkrainday aquaplaning the undulations at Sheffield Castle parkrun
- Making the Muster at Millhouses parkrun, an anything but run of the mill inaugural!
- Wowzers – that was superhuman! Running into the history books with a weekend of running legends.
- The Spirit of Bushy parkrun. 15th Birthday Brilliance at Bushy parkrun.
- Will you go out with me? Graves junior parkrun on National Get Outside Day.
- Right behind you all the way – tail walking tales from Graves parkrun
- Yomping York parkrun in the company of (nearly) a world record holder. All coming up roses, well one anyway. Result.
- The bear truth about Congregating at Congleton parkrun
- Checking out the sea at Clifton parkrun.
- Well, aloha indeed to Colwick parkrun, which guarantees a Hawaiian welcome every time, or your money back!
- I-catching tourism as I iccomplished Isabel Trail parkrun – Ay ay, that would be an ‘I’. A-Z challenge I’m coming to get ya!
- parkrun perfection at Victoria Dock parkrun, a victorious parkrun debut, a V nabbed and everyone’s flying high!
- Northallerton parkrun? Who wouldn’t fancy (dress) that!
- ♫ (Go West) where the skies are blue? ♫ Beverley or bust. Beverley Westwood parkrun where there be coos!
- An out of this world parkrun, Alvaston parkrun welcomes wandering earthlings
- Delectably Dishy Dishley, Dishley parkrun Loughborough parkrun tourists r us!
- Finally to Fountains Abbey parkrun, pretty pleasing as a rule :) in fact – FAbbey!
- Giving Sheffield the Runaround: Round Sheffield Run 2019
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