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Sandhurst Memorial parkrun

My parkrun report this week has been slightly delayed, the reason being that I have had no internet for the past week.  Last Monday morning a car skidded off the road at the end of our street and demolished the BT box on the corner.  I naively assumed t...

Burnham on Crouch parkrun

It was back to Essex this week with a visit to Burnham on Crouch.  This was quite a long journey but the thing is, I am saving up all those parkruns a bit nearer home for the middle of winter when I might appreciate a shorter trip. Burnham on Crouch ...

Melksham parkrun

It was back to Wiltshire for this week’s parkrun.  On the weekend of the half term holidays I try to avoid the M25 and the routes down to the southwest but I did manage to find my way over to Melksham. Melksham is a middling sized town (population 20,0...

Letchworth parkrun

There was a last minute change of plan for this week’s parkrun.  I had been planning to go to Houghton Hall but then, on their Facebook page on Friday night, they announced that the event might not go ahead because of a shortage of volunteers.  Or even ...

Exmouth parkrun

Now this is an unusual experience!  I’ve been away!  I have been down to Exeter in Devon to stay with some old friends and then I travelled on to Cornwall to visit my family there.  What with all that’s been happening this is the first time for well ove...

Millennium Country parkrun

So where to go this week?  It’s getting a bit complicated these days.  If there isn’t the risk of climate change protesters blocking the motorway, there is now the fear of running out of petrol.  In the end I decided to head up the M1 in the direction o...

Grove Fields parkrun

After last week’s debacle I thought long and hard as to where to go for this week’s parkrun.  I decided on a course on grass so that, if I fell over again, at least I would have a soft landing.  I also didn’t want anywhere too far away; I had grown tire...

Harlow parkrun

Another week, another parkrun, another trip to Essex and another New Town.  I have been to quite a few on my travels - Basildon, Stevenage, Milton Keynes, South Woodham Ferrers and today … Harlow! Harlow is at the western edge of Essex.  It was origina...

South Woodham Ferrers parkrun

Another week, another parkrun.  While I am still fit and healthy, while the weather is still good and while the possibility of another lockdown remains only a distant threat, I am inclined to keep bashing on in my quest to make it to 250 different venue...

Horspath parkrun

This week I made a return trip to Oxford.  I had been there before for Oxford parkrun but now there is a second parkrun in the area at Horspath.  Horspath parkrun is the first new parkrun to start up this year.  They had been making plans for it all thr...

Chippenham parkrun

My parkrun journey this week took me westwards again to the town of Chippenham.  Chippenham is a market town (pop 45,000) in north Wiltshire lying on the River Avon (or rather on “a” River Avon.  There are several Avons in the UK) Chippenham is a tow...

The Old Showfield parkrun

My parkrun tour this week took me back to Somerset, where I used to live many years ago.  I’ve passed through Frome many times though, sadly, never properly stopped to investigate further. Frome is at the eastern end of Somerset, about 12 miles south...

Seven Fields parkrun

For this week’s parkrun I made a return trip to Swindon.   The last time I was here was to take part in Swindon parkrun.  Since then a second parkrun has started up in the town and so, to avoid confusion, Swindon parkrun has changed its name to Lydiard ...

Uckfield parkrun

On I go with my quest to visit all the parkrun venues in the world and today my travels took me to Uckfield. Uckfield is a smallish town (pop. 15,000) in the middle of East Sussex.  It is not to be confused with Cuckfield, a village about ten miles to ...

Itchen Valley parkrun

Time to hit the road again!  I did have the ambition of raising my total of parkrun venues visited to 250.  By March 2020 I was up to 217 and then … well we all know what happened then.   With a bit of luck I should have made it to the required 33 venue...

We're back, baby!

It’s been a long time.  A very long time.  When parkrun was suspended back in March 2020, most of us realized that we would have to wait a while for it to come back.  Being optimistic, I hoped we might be back in the summer.  More probably we would have...

Vitality Mile

Well what a day of sporting endeavour, yesterday turned out to be!  A day made for heroes!  A day when we could show the world the qualities of strength and determination which made us stand out as a nation!  I am referring, of course, to the Vitality M...

It's been a long time!

Well hello there!  Here I am again!  It’s been a while hasn’t it?  I just checked and it has been over a year since my last blog.  But then it’s been over a year since I did anything of interest!  I guess it has been much the same for all of us.  I cann...

Checking back in!

Now then.  How are we all?  Still alive, are we?  We are all doing fine here in Grayshott.  Now that I no longer work, my daily routine hasn’t been altered too drastically by Coronavirus.  I am not too worried about catching anything for my own sake but...

Chalkwell Beach parkrun

So, how are we all?  I’m okay. The old Coronavirus hasn’t got to me yet!  As for the broken arm - well it’s coming along. I went to the fracture clinic last week and they x-rayed it and said, “Yes, it’s healing nicely”  I asked when I would regain full ...

Leap year parkrun

I’m back!  Did you miss me?  I’ve had quite a long break from running and blogging.  My unexpected break was caused by … well … an unexpected break.  If you befriend me on Facebook you will know that about seven weeks ago I was out on a run when I slipp...

The Leas parkrun

Well what do you know?  It’s a brand new year.  It’s a whole new decade.  And I’m still here and still running.  Only just though.  At the moment my training regime entails running every other day and maybe going for a walk on the days in between.  It’s...

Fire Service College parkrun

On we go.  I still  have the mission of getting my total of parkrun venues up to 250 and I’ve still got quite a few to go.  Lately I’ ve been checking out the Tourist Tool app https://tinyurl.com/t38esv5  to choose where to go.  I’ve never been to a Fir...

Kingdom parkrun

So what do you do once you have completed your 250th parkrun?  Well obviously you head on out for number 251.  I still have the ambition of making it to 250 different venues and I still have 37 to go.  Also my 250 t-shirt arrived in the post yesterday a...