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Hanworth parkrun

So where did I get to today?  I travelled to my NENYD - that’s “nearest event not yet done” to you!  In my case, it turned out to be Hanworth parkrun in Feltham. Feltham is part of that vast suburban sprawl in the southwestern corner of Greater London....

Littlehampton Prom parkrun

It was another trip to the seaside for me today with a visit to Littlehampton.  So far in my parkrun journey I’ve got to know the coast of Sussex pretty well with trips to Bognor Regis, Worthing, Lancing, Seaford, Hove Promenade, Hastings and Eastbourne...

Dunstable Downs parkrun

Just think of all the places I could have been this morning.  I could have been slogging round the roads of Snowdonia in the wind and rain.  I could have been sitting at home in the warm and dry,  watching the rugby.  But instead I decided to continue w...

Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun

I had a new parkrun experience this week when I headed off to Bethlem Royal Hospital.  Parkrun takes place at all sorts of venues.  In the last year alone I have run around the grounds of a stately home, round some school playing fields, round a vineyar...

Ifield Mill Pond parkrun

Well, how are we all?  It’s been a while.  I am just about all right.  As you may know, I have been struggling all spring and summer with an ankle injury.  It’s just about okay now.  I can still feel something there but it hasn’t stopped me from tentati...

Seaford Beach parkrun

Normal service is resumed.  Well, sort of.  I’ve been struggling for several weeks now with my dodgy left ankle.  Just when I think it might be getting better ... it gets worse again.  I have once again resumed gentle jogging around the sports fields ev...

Rheinaue parkrun

I’ve been away in Germany.  Did you miss me?  What do you mean, you never noticed?  Anyway I had a very nice time.  The weather was a whole lot better than it was here and I was able to enjoy some warm sunshine.  Regular readers will know that I have a ...

Ellenbrook Fields parkrun

So where did I get to this week? I decided on Ellenbrook Fields. I have been planning on getting myself to Ellenbrook Fields for quite a while but today I finally managed it. Ellenbrook Fields are on the western edge of Hatfield, which is in Hertfordsh...

Westminster Mile 2019

I was trying to work out how many times I had run the Westminster Mile.   I had to go back in my blog to check and the answer was five times previously and so yesterday would be my sixth attempt.  I am always happy to return to the streets in front of B...

Barclay parkrun

Well I continue on. I am back up to running every other day now, resting on the days in between to try and get my ankle to settle down.  As long as I am able to jog a few miles,  I feel compelled to keep my parkrun streak going and so this morning I hea...

Sunny Hill parkrun

Well this isn’t going very well.  I am still struggling with some soreness in my back and in my left ankle.  I can still run, at least I can jog a few miles around the sports field but it’s taking its time to get better.  I do though take the view that ...

Severn Bridge parkrun

Happy Star Wars Day to you all!  May the Fourth be with you!   Long long ago (well this morning) in a galaxy far far away (well Wales) I felt the urge to add another parkrun venue to my total.  Sadly the force was not strong within me as I’m still strug...

Castle Park parkrun

Well it’s been a bumpy old time ever since that moment a couple of weeks ago when I decided to fall flat on my face while out on a run, leaving myself with bruised ribs and a sore back.  It’s taken a little while to get better.  Usually when you suffer ...

Mountbatten School parkrun

A small landmark today in my parkrun progress when I arrived at my 200th different venue.  Of course, all parkruns are of equal value, so theoretically my 200th was of no more significance than my 198th or 199th, but it’s always nice to reach a nice rou...

Maldon Prom parkrun

Another trip across the Dartford Crossing for this morning’s parkrun as I headed to the town of Maldon in Essex. Maldon is on the Essex coast, more precisely it is at the western end of the Blackwater estuary.  In fact two rivers empty into the estua...

California Country parkrun

For this week’s parkrun I didn’t want too long a journey so I took myself off to California.  By California, I don’t mean the West Coast state of the USA, rather I headed for the less sun kissed option of California Country Park in Wokingham. Wokingham...

Marlborough Common parkrun

I headed west this Saturday for my weekly parkrun to the town of Marlborough.  Marlborough is an attractive, historic market town on the edge of the Wiltshire Downs.  It lies on the A4 which used to  be the main London to Bristol/Bath highway and also o...

East Brighton parkrun

My parkrun odyssey this week took me to East Brighton.  I’ve visited Brighton four times before and I had thought that, having visited Preston park, Hove Park, Hove Promenade and Bevendean Down, I would not need to return.  But no - the new parkruns kee...

Brooklands parkrun

A rare chance this morning to do a new parkrun in my home county of Surrey.  I’d long exhausted the list of parkruns within a short distance of home but then a new one popped up at Brooklands in Weybridge. Weybridge is on the northern edge of Surrey, t...

Henstridge Airfield parkrun

Hooray, it’s February!  Speaking as one who has run through many a winter, it’s always a relief to get January out of the way.  Winter may still have a few tricks up its sleeve but there are just the first hints that spring is approaching - the evenings...

Walmer and Deal parkrun

My parkrun journey this week took me back to the seaside with a trip to Walmer and Deal.  This is a bit further than I would normally travel for a parkrun, over 100 miles, but the thing is, I wanted to tick off all the parkruns in the south east, so I w...

Brentwood parkrun

It has been another record breaking week for parkrun.  Last weekend over 180,000 people took part in a parkrun in the UK.  I can remember when a thousand starters in a parkrun was considered sensational but last week five venues - Bushy Park, Poole, Sou...

Buckingham parkrun

It has been a record breaking week for parkrun!  Last Saturday Charlotte Arter became the fastest ever female parkrunner when she ran 15:50 at Cardiff.  https://tinyurl.com/yb7krmax  On the same weekend Britain saw the greatest number of participants, b...

Jersey Farm parkrun

I think we have just about hit peak parkrun in the last couple of weeks.  It’s that time of year when it’s possible to do six parkruns in the space of fifteen days and many people, including myself, have done just that.  After the record breaking Bushy ...