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Author Archives: alishep
Chevin Forest parkrun: the seventh C!
The week before 10th September saw a huge amount of rainfall across the country, which whilst coming as a welcome relief to many gardeners after the hot weather and droughts of the summer, had served as a reminder that autumn is on its … Continue reading
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Dallas Burston Polo Club parkrun: the one with the bull!
As you sweep through the majestic entrance to Dallas Burston Polo Club you could be forgiven for thinking that you are in Dubai or a ranch in Texas, rather than in rural Warwickshire. The entrance proudly boasts 5 stars under … Continue reading
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Wickford Memorial parkrun: the one after Storm Eunice
It was all going so well. I’d been looking for an event number 19 to fill a gap on my Wilson Index, and then I noticed that Roberts Park parkrun in Saltaire was going to be on event number 19 … Continue reading
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Welcome back parkrun!
At 8am on Saturday 24th July there were thousands of people in England anxiously checking their social media accounts, checking their weather apps and trying to remember familiar routines/habits. It was a day that many thought would never arrive, after … Continue reading
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Lockdown running, cancellation of parkrun and no-fomo!
When I started this blog it had no particular theme; I just intended to write about some of the places I had visited and the activities I had enjoyed. Gradually, however, my blog posts seemed to become entirely parkrun-based. This … Continue reading
The wilson index, fomo and the parkrun inaugural dilemma!
Oh Mr Wilson, Mr Dave Wilson, or “the man who has ruined parkrun” as he was once jokingly call on the With Me Now podcast; what have you done? Once upon a time, my choice of parkrun was merely based … Continue reading
Posted in parkrun, Running, Uncategorized Tagged inaugural parkrun, parkrun, Running Challenges, wilson index, With Me Now 5 Comments
Isabel Trail parkrun: the one beginning with I!
Over the last four years as my parkrun habit has developed, I have visited a number of different parkruns across the UK, from Barnstaple to Portobello in Edinburgh. I am quite often away at the weekend, visiting friends or family, … Continue reading
Posted in parkrun, Running, Uncategorized Tagged Isabel Trail, parkrun, parkrun Alphabet challenge, parkrun tourism 3 Comments
Haldon Forest parkrun: the one with the mountain bikers
Saturday 9th March saw me staying in Crediton, Devon, for the weekend so that I could attend the AGM of the Lundy Field Society. As the AGM didn’t start until 1pm, there was time to fit in a parkrun in … Continue reading
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Storthes Hall parkrun: the one with Nicola and Poppy and the low Wilson Index number!
Only a week after running Pymmes parkrun I found myself in a position to be able to tourist again as I was in Leeds for the weekend, to combine a trip to visit family and celebrate my niece’s 17th birthday … Continue reading
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Pymmes parkrun: the one at Pymmes O’Clock!
A few weeks ago the With Me Now parkrun podcast ran a poll on social media asking parkrun tourists how they chose their venues for their parkrun tourism; whether they chose them for “community feeling” or “aesthetics and beauty”. I voted … Continue reading
Posted in London, parkrun, Running, Uncategorized Tagged NENDY, parkrun, Pymmes parkrun 1 Comment