Category Archives: Running

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

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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

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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

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Armley parkrun: the one on Christmas Day

I’m not sure if it is a sign of getting older, but preparations for the celebration of Christmas seem to get earlier and earlier each year, and more and more hyped up and commercial. This year I saw my first … Continue reading

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Lincoln parkrun: the one with the jelly-bean man!

“If you’re going to Lincoln next weekend, don’t forget your thermals!” So said my friend Steph, whilst we sat on the pier in Portsmouth in t-shirts in the unseasonably warm sunshine after running the Great South Run.  Steph is a … Continue reading

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Gunnersbury parkrun: the one that has everything!

One of the problems about my growing parkrun addiction is that I have to be careful not to become a crashing bore about parkrun, and I’m not sure I always succeed! I have to constantly check myself when I’m talking … Continue reading

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Kesgrave parkrun: the one in the heatwave

Only a few weekends after running at Boston on a weekend away to celebrate a friend’s birthday, I found myself on another weekend away celebrating another friend’s birthday –  this time in Suffolk. Now despite living in East London so … Continue reading

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Boston parkrun: the one with the podcasters and uber-tourists

When I was invited to spend a weekend in Lincolnshire at the rather splendid Skendleby Hall to celebrate a friend’s birthday, my first thought was “how lovely” and to check that I was free and able to go. But my … Continue reading

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